Edinburgh is one of the oldest universities in the world and has an academic reputation to match. The student cluster competition hopes and dreams of the United Kingdom rest on their shoulders.
I did my best to give them the impression that the stakes in the competition were higher than they could ever imagine, but they shrugged off my amateurish attempt to pressure them and went on to discuss their system and approach to the competition. They were one of the teams that had their gear delivered late, but they took that delay in stride.
This team from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center Centre should be particularly important to the many readers linking to this site from The Register. I’ve been informed that both Edinburgh and the Reg are based in the UK, which is apparently in England, so this must be sort of the home team for many of you.