The SC Conference advances its mission to build a strong and diverse HPC student community at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by offering professional development opportunities, guidance from mentors, and engagement with the SC Program. By supporting and encouraging students, Students@SC helps facilitate their transition into the professional community.

Student Cluster Competition, Student Volunteers, and Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates submissions open mid-February 2018.


The Student Cluster Competition

Educational institutions interested in having students put their high performance computing skills to the test on a global stage are invited to form teams of undergraduate or high school students and sign up for this high-energy event where they will build, operate, and tune powerful cluster computers in competition with young talent from around the world.

Student Volunteers

All undergraduate and graduate students can apply to volunteer to help support conference operations. In addition to being part of the conference team, students can participate in activities like professional development workshops and technical talks by well known researchers and industry leaders.

Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates

Undergraduate students interested in learning more about high performance computing can apply to the Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program, which brings students from around the world to the SC Conference. This is a great way for students to be introduced to academic and industrial professionals, and to learn about job opportunities, internships, and graduate education in high performance computing.


On-Site Student Activities

In addition, all Students@SC participants are invited to take part in these two activities during the conference:

Mentor–Protégé Program

SC newcomers can be matched up with a veteran conference attendee who can provide personal insight on all the conference’s ins and outs.

Student/Post-Doc Job Fair

This face-to-face event, open to all students and post-docs at the SC Conference, is the perfect place to discover and meet with potential employers.


Program Features Especially for Students

Finally, the SC Program features two components geared specifically toward students: the ACM Student Research Competition and Doctoral Showcase.