April 24, 2013
April 24 — High school, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the XSEDE13 Student Programming Contest. Registration for the contest will open April 30 and close May 30.
The contest will take place as part of the XSEDE13 conference in San Diego, Calif. XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is a National Science Foundation-supported project that brings together supercomputers, data collections and computational tools and services to support science and engineering research and education. The annual XSEDE conference focuses on the science, education, outreach, software and technology used by the XSEDE and other related communities worldwide.
The XSEDE13 Student Programming Contest
Teams consisting of up to five students (high school, undergraduate and/or graduate students) will be given ten problem sets from various scientific problem domain areas. To accommodate travel impediments, at least one team member is required to be physically present at XSEDE13, since all program development, testing and deployment are restricted to the onsite computational resources. The contest will be based on Bootable Cluster CD operating system (BCCD) and the LittleFe cluster. Contestants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with them before the contest.
Sample problem descriptions will be available for review on April 30, 2013, at http://www.hpcuniversity.org/students/weeklyChallenge. New sample challenges will be posted each week for the three months prior to the onsite competition. Full problem descriptions and data sets will only be accessible to the teams on the day of the actual event. Students will have the bulk of the day, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, to submit code and solutions to as many problems as they choose. Part of the judging criteria will involve documentation of the team's activities.
The evaluation criteria in ranking and awarding team honors will be:
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