Georgia Tech's Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment (PACE) and Georgia Tech's Center for High-Performance Computing (CHIPC) have collaborated to run a new Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) class called "Team Phoenix" to support the efforts of our undergraduate Student Cluster Competition (SCC) team. Enrolled students learn about the ins and outs of high performance computing and supercomputing cluster hardware, software, and applications.
Team leads and co-instructors, Rich Vuduc (CSE, CHiPC director), Aaron Jezgahni (PACE), Will Powell (CSE), Jeffrey Young (SCS), and Vijay Thakkar (CSE graduate mentor) have led students through discussions of challenging topics like application optimization, cluster storage, and networking configurations. Team Phoenix students have also been able to hone their skills in CUDA programming and have tested running the standard Top 500 benchmark, Linpack, on the PACE instructional cluster, PACE-ICE. These undergrads have also benefited from PACE's Linux 101 and 102 classes, which have given them a head start in using PACE cluster resources including the Phoenix cluster, the #277 system on 2020's Top500 list.
Please see our updated public Github Pages site here for more information on this year's team: Team Phoenix Github Site