Tower Shines for Supercomputing Win

The university will celebrate the student team who won the 8th annual Student Cluster Competition at this year's Supercomputing (SC13) conference. The Tower will be lit burnt orange tonight, Dec. 2.

The UT students competed against seven other teams from the U.S., Germany, China and Australia during the real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge. The competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community.

The University of Texas winning team members are:

  • Eric Dawson (biology);
  • Jim Given (computer science, mathematics);
  • Reid McKenzie (computer science);
  • Julian Michael (computer science, physics);
  • Suvamsh Shivaprasad (computer science); and
  • Zachary Tschirhart (computer science, aerospace engineering, mathematics).

The team was coached by Rosales-Fernandez, John Cazes and John Lockman from the university's Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC), and two of last year's team members served as student advisors: Michael Teng (computer science) and Andrew Wiley (computer science, electrical engineering).

Read more about the supercomputing win.

UT Austin TACC Student Cluster Competition team winners