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DescriptionHPC is a priority and topic of research across several departments and colleges at Clemson University. Clemson students and faculty regularly use HPC to revolutionize their field. Last year, Clemson put together a diverse and competitive team and competed for the second time. This year, Clemson’s Death Valley Computing is a diverse and strong team with new candidates who are applying their strengths and collaborating together to build a formidable team. Each member carries a strong foundation in traditional computer science and engineering, along with their individual experiences and skill sets for various aspects of the competition. Participation in the SCC provides us with an opportunity unlike any other to combine our knowledge and creativity to evaluate and expand our understanding of HPC; more importantly, lay the foundation for future opportunities in graduate school and industry.

Cooper Sanders, a senior (CPE), is interested in GPU architecture and has worked on many research projects at Clemson concerning HPC. He has contributed to several codebases by porting scientific workflows to GPUs and optimizing existing kernels. He is working with Los Alamos National Lab this summer on optimizing LANL research software.

David Krasowska is a senior (CPE) that is interested in hardware design and architecture. He has experience, including a published paper, in HPC research involving lossy data compression in collaboration with Argonne National Lab and Los Alamos National Lab.

Ethan Gindlesperger, a senior (CPE) with a minor in mathematics and a focus on computer architecture. Ethan has a background in video game design and robotics, and spent time interning with Intel last year. Ethan will parley his HPC experience in this competition to become a strong candidate for graduate school and/or industry jobs.

Logan Durham is a sophomore (CS). He works in laptop support for Clemson IT. In his free time, he works on older desktops and enterprise hardware, such as Dell Poweredge servers and HP thin clients, to learn how systems are set up and managed. He has participated in the HackHPC@PEARC21 hackathon and is working with Los Alamos National Laboratory on a data compression project.

Moises Martinez Herrera is a freshman (CS). He works for Clemson’s IT helping customers with software and basic hardware issues. He is a first generation Hispanic student at Clemson University. Moises has set up a personal storage server in his home and has participated in the Hello World hackathon hosted in Clemson.

Benjamin Schlueter, a freshman (CPE) minoring in math and business who is interested in artificial intelligence and HPC. He has a passion for learning as well as working with computers in events such as hackathons and creative inquiries. Benjamin has already built a cluster computer and is excited to learn more via participation in this competition.

The team’s mentor is Dr. Jon C. Calhoun, a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering who researches fault tolerance and lossy data compression. He is a strong advocate of HPC education and research for undergraduates; mentoring 8 undergraduates in his research group in 2021-2022.
Event Type
Student Cluster Competition
TimeMonday, 14 November 20227pm - 9pm CST
LocationSCC Booth
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