DataSys: Data-Intensive Distributed Systems LaboratoryData-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

BigDataX SCC Program -- Summer 2017  

SCC@SC15 TeamsSCC@SC15 ApplicationsWe are looking for Chicago area high school and undergraduate students (both domestic and international students) who are pationate about computer systems, and would like to participate in the Student Cluster Challenge competition at the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing/SC 2017 conference in Denver Colorado in November 2017. We are particularly looking for high school students who have had some computer science exposure through either coursework or hobbies, and undergraduate students in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, data science, and mathematics, who do not graduate before December 2017. IIT/ANL assembled two prior teams in 2014 and 2015 who participated in this SCC competition. To apply for the SCC17 team, see the online application.

The Student Cluster Competition is an annual supercomputing competition aimed at high school and undergraduate students interested in computer systems. Students compete with clusters they designed from commercial hardware to run 5 applications for 48 hours straight to see which cluster yields the best results.  

With financial and technical support from Argonne National Laboratory as well as other industry leaders (past support came from Intel, Mellanox, and NVIDIA), 6 high school and undergraduate students will compete on the world stage in November 2017 in Denver Colorado against some of the brightstest students from around the world. 

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To apply to the program, please submit your complete online application by the March 10th deadline. For any questions, please send email to