CIUK Cluster Challenge

Registration for this year’s Cluster Challenge is open for all Imperial students to compete against other top universities.

This hybrid competition is run externally by Computing Insights UK (CIUK) and is an exciting annual event for our students to get involved with high performance computing.

If you are interested, please contact Andy Richards, Director of Research Computing Services by Monday 2 October who will coordinate registration and team assignment for you.

Imperial and ICT support 

The challenge organisers provide support for you to attend the CIUK 2023 conference in Manchester later this year.

Andy Richards, Director of Research Computing Services, ICT is happy to help support you if you are considering creating a team (max. 6 people) and can help coordinate your efforts to get involved.

Any successful team that makes it through to the International Supercomputing Conference round in 2024 will get support towards travelling to the event and promoting their team at the event.

Further details

The CIUK Cluster Challenge in person event takes place from 09 October to 8 December (see below event details).

This years’ Student Cluster Competition will be a hybrid competition with a series of online challenges leading up to the conference followed by some physical, hands-on challenges during the conference itself.

The agenda

Monday 9 October – Challenge 1 Presentation – Alces Flight Limited
Wednesday 11 October – Challenge 1 (ONLINE CHALLENGE) – Alces Flight Limited
Monday 23 October – Challenge 2 Presentation – Logicalis UK Ltd
Wednesday 25 October – Challenge 2 (ONLINE CHALLENGE) – Logicalis UK Ltd
Monday 6 November – Challenge 3 Presentation
Wednesday 8 November – Challenge 3 (ONLINE CHALLENGE)
Monday 20 November – Challenge 4 Presentation – Boston Ltd
Wednesday 22 November – Challenge 4 (ONLINE CHALLENGE) – Boston Ltd
Wednesday 6 December –  Challenge 5 (2pm) – Logicalis UK Ltd
Thursday 7 December – Challenge 6 (10am) – Boston Ltd​ / Challenge 7 (2pm) – Alces Flight Limited
Friday 8 December – Challenge 8 (10am) – Results announced (pm)