Student Cluster Competition
2017 Student Cluster Competition
SC17, Denver, CO
San Diego State University /
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
- What is the name of your team and why did you choose it?
We call our team the Thread Weavers. We chose this because modern computers utilize threads to do significant computing.
- Why do you think your team will have an edge in the event (what's your secret sauce)?
We have a few veterans on the team that participated in the competition last year so their experience will give us an advantage in the competition.
- What have you done to prepare that makes your team unique?
We have been meeting since Summer, and in the Fall we meet twice per week. We have application leads, who present updates on the applications, and then the team works together to get the applications running and solve problems. We are collaborating with each other from different states, and use Zoom and Slack to meetup.
- What are you most looking forward to in the competition?
We look forward to seeing the computer clusters of other teams and competing. We are very interested in meeting with various companies and talking about our many options as we venture into the professional world.
- How long will it take you to get to Denver?
We will take a flight from San Diego to Denver on November 11 in the morning and should be there by noon. About 3 hours by flying.
- What do your team members do for fun?
Drinking beer (we’re all over 21 years of age), competing against each other by self-organized hackathons. We all love video games and argue which is best: console or PC. Some of us like to read books as well.
- If your team had a theme song, what would it be?
Tonight by Kleeer
- Can you share an interesting fact about your team?
We wanted to name our machine kevlar, which is made of very strong threads. But that name is trademarked, so we named our machine “kwolek” in honor of the name of inventor of kevlar, Stephanie Kwolek.