One of the highlights of the Supercomputing Conference is always  the Student Cluster Competition. It's an opportunity to see some of the future superstars of our industry demonstrate their skill under some pretty intense (but fun) pressure!

The student cluster competition also provides the competitors with a variety of opportunities. For some undergrads it is their first chance to focus exclusively on HPC. For other students the competition affords them the opportunity to make important networking and mentoring connections.

College teams from around the world are already gearing up for the Student Cluster Competition at SC 15 this November in Austin. The hometown favorites are no doubt feeling the pressure to fourpeat! It's an exciting time for everyone involved - especially the students.

Threepeat winners from SC14 in New Orleans.

You can learn more about the Student Cluster Competition and its positive impact on the lives of participants in this video.