The team from the University of New Mexico (UNM) is new to SCC, and they have big plans for their first competition. Naming themselves The Roadrunners
, this team has been preparing for SCC since the beginning of this year.
The team was able to secure equipment earlier this year to build clusters that they used for practice, and they have familiarized themselves with the software that the teams will be using. They hope this will give them an edge over the competition.
In fact, The Roadrunners formed as a result of a semester-long competition throughout the spring that resulted in multiple members receiving and accepting job offers from the UNM’s Center for Advanced Research Computing
over the summer. The team members hope this experience will be a defining feature of their experience at SCC.