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=== Team Composition ===
=== Team Composition ===
A team consists of up to five students from recognized high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate degree programs. Faculty, and other coaches not part of the student team, are encouraged to mentor students up to, and including, release of the problem descriptions;
A team consists of up to five students from recognized high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate degree programs. Faculty, and other coaches not part of the student team, are encouraged to mentor students up to, and including, release of the problem descriptions; should have no involvement with the students on any aspect of the actual competition once the full problem details are released on the day of the event.
Revision as of 15:07, 9 July 2012
The XSEDE12 Student Programming Contest is a competitive programming event which will take place as part of the XSEDE12 Conference in Chicago, IL. Teams consisting of up to five students (high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate students) will be given eight to twelve problems from various scientific problem domain areas. To accommodate travel impediments, at least one team member is required to be physically present at XSEDE12, since all program development, testing, and deployment are restricted to the on-site computational resources. The contest will be based on the LittleFe cluster platform (http://LittleFe.net) and the Bootable Cluster CD software stack (http://BCCD.net). Contestants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with them before the contest.
Problem descriptions will be released one week prior to the on-site competition. Full problem descriptions and data sets will only be accessible to the teams on the day of the actual event. Students will have the bulk of the day, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, to submit code and solutions to as many problems as they choose. Part of the judging criteria will involve documentation of the team's activities. Each team will keep an engineering journal using electronic lab notebooks provided by the contest organizers.
To register a team, ask questions, etc. send email to email@example.com
A team consists of up to five students from recognized high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate degree programs. Faculty, and other coaches not part of the student team, are encouraged to mentor students up to, and including, release of the problem descriptions; but should have no involvement with the students on any aspect of the actual competition once the full problem details are released on the day of the event.
Every team will be provided access to identical computational resources, a LittleFe v4 unit running the BCCD. Teams may not share resources. Team members may use their own laptops and the contest organizers remote computational resources if they request access to them. Team members will be able to install software on the LittleFe/BCCD unit during the contest.
The following factors will be taken into consideration in ranking and awarding team honors:
- Process toward a solution
- A complete solution
- Extenuating circumstances of a complete solution, i.e. insightful elegant solutions
- Robustness of the solution.
- Is the code general, so that it will work with other data sets?
- Will perturbations in the data destabilize the code?
- Accuracy of the solution
- Quality of the write-up describing the teams activities to solving the problem
- Engineering journal
- How sound is the documented engineering process?
- Is the documented process consistent with the runs made through the development and scoring queues?
- Resources for Preparation and Team Support
- Computational Resources
- Looking into these resources ahead of time will help prepare students for the challenges they will face during the competition.
For more information, please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum of 15
- Clark Atlanta University (Peter Molnar) - Travon Haynes, Stephen Jones, Jr., David Williams, Zerotti Woods, Jimmy Zhangj, Fatima Ojeda
- XSEDE Scholars 1 (Alice Fisher) - Manuel Zubieta, David Manosalvas, Grace Silva, Nancy Carloa
- XSEDE Scholars 2 (Alice Fisher) - Lindley Graham, Mechel'le Saenz, Agnes Ramos-Beauchamp, Alejandro Weibel
- XSEDE Scholars 3 (Alice Fisher) - Elizabeth Alvarez, Ivy Krystal Jones, Brian Flowers, Kolawole Oni
- XSEDE Scholars 4 (Alice Fisher) - Jasmine Bunch, Mariela Barrera, Malika Harris, Paul Delgado, Jaime Guajardo
- XSEDE Scholars 5 (Alice Fisher) - Amanuel Weldemariam, Alemsthay Abeje, Erika Jones, Ivan Zecena, Julie Pedraza
- XSEDE Scholars 6 (Alice Fisher) - Carla Smith, Abigail Groff, Peter Njenga, Daniel Calderon, Malcom Chitsa
- XSEDE Scholars 7 (Alice Fisher) - Kenisha Ford, Lourdes Espinoza, Joseph Young, Mylo Carter, Eric Santos
- XSEDE Scholars 8 (Alice Fisher) - Melissa Estrada-Maravilla, Alex Grabacki, Carlos Sanchez, Ifueko Igbinedion, J.D. DeVaughn-Brown
- XSEDE Scholars 9 (Alice Fisher) - Nitocris Perez, Adolfo Escobedo-Pinto, Rolando Olivares, Stefano Rensi, Anja Guillory
- University of Michigan (Benson Muite) - TBD
- Tables, chairs, power strips (2 per) from the conference A/V group
- Monitors (we bring or conference A/V group?)
- Disable DHCP
- 15 LittleFes, gigabit switch, jumpers, spares, gear bags