The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences hosted the second annual Oklahoma High-Performance Supercomputing Competition April 22 on the TU campus. The event challenged 42 students from local high schools, community colleges, technical schools and universities to learn about high-performance computing. TU congratulates the following division winners and their faculty advisers:
High School First Place
Team “Cherry PI,” Moore-Norman Technical School
Undergraduate First Place
Team “Jeremy’s Children,” Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Team “OSU CIA,” Oklahoma State University
Team “Razzle Dazzle in Parallel we Dabble,” The University of Tulsa
Graduate First Place
Team “S.E.L.F.,” The University of Oklahoma
Team “Team3/OU/Sooner3,” The University of Oklahoma
Many industries face a shortage of professionals with high-performance computing skills, which will play a central role in future technological developments and advancements of human society. TU’s competition encourages students to learn about the skillset and pursue careers in the field. Also, in an effort to meet industry demands, the Tandy School of Computer Science is developing a minor in high-performance computing to provide students with core competencies.
Event sponsors included the Tulsa section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Tandy Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology John Hale and Associate Professors Peter Hawrylak and Mauricio Papa organized the competition.