The Cluster Challenge at SC07 is in the preparation phase, with all 6 teams and their hardware on site in Reno Nevada. In a little over a day, the teams will begin a 44 hour computational competition (called the SC07 Cluster Challenge).
We have 4 teams from the US: Purdue, Indiana, University of Colorado, and Stony Brook
The University of Alberta from Canada is here, as well as the National Tsing Hua University from Taiwan.
Yesterday all the teams made it to the convention center and found their equipment. The energy of the students is huge at this point, and it is creating a level of excitement that is bound to grow throughout the week. The committee is rushing to complete last minute items and ensure preparation.