At the recent SuperComputing event in Denver, I spoke with several of the teams at the Student Cluster Competition. One of them was the team from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. You can listen to the full interview on YouTube at https://youtu.be/HpJRyF5S_4U
Rich: I'm with the team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. They have just finished participating in the Student Cluster Competition. I wonder if you can tell me about your experience.
Shangai Jiao Tong: We think the competition was quite challenging for us. We're a first-time participant in the SC competition. We think we learned a lot about the competition, as well as other teams - we made a lot of friends. It was a pretty good experience.
R: How do you feel you did?
SJT: We think we did fine within our capabilities. Maybe not state of the art but pretty good, for us.
R: If somebody from another university was interested in participating, what advice would you give them?
SJT: Read the rules carefully before you participate, because we missed some of the points, and that cost us something. But, it's still fine. Just have fun.
R: I was wondering why you chose CentOS for your base operating
SJT: Well, because it's well tested, stable, and performance is good. Mainly because it's well tested. Because we all use that in our test clusters back home.
R: Thank you so much for your time, and good luck.