Internet Technical Computing Contest

George Cebulka georgec at remus.psc.edu
Wed Sep 13 14:26:27 EST 1995

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Technical Computing Contest!

Digital Equipment Corporation is sponsoring a contest for software developers,
designed to stretch the limits of computing as we know it today. The contest is
co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint project of
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with
Westinghouse Electric Corporation.


The contest, comprising two divisions, will be run on Digital's latest high
performance system, the AlphaServer 8400 5/300 computer, and will be accessible
to entrants over the INTERNET. A cash prize of $8,400 will be awarded to the
winner in each division at the SuperComputing '95 conference in December in San

The two contest divisions include a High Performance Fortran (HPF) contest, 
designed to push the limits of HPF in developing parallel applications, 
and a contest designed to make use of the AlphaServer 8400 5/300 technology 
in a way that advances scientific research. Here are the official rules: 
HPF contest - http://www.digital.com/info/hpc/rules_hpf.html
research contest - http://www.digital.com/info/hpc/rules_research.html

To register, submit an application to PSC.

"Digital has put supercomputer power within reach of most organizations with
its AlphaServer 8400 system," said Pauline Nist, vice president of Digital's
Server Business Unit and contest sponsor. "This contest is designed to allow
the best and brightest software designers to let their imaginations run wild
and submit their most far reaching proposals as entries."


The machine is installed at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center! Applications
are being accepted now, and accounts will be available on September 11, 1995.

If you have already submitted an application to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing
Center, you will not need to re-apply.
The contest will run through November 10, 1995.

Certain restrictions apply. Void where prohibited.

Send comments, questions, requests to sebben at psc.edu

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