The group from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center is an amalgam of several Boston area universities. When combined with alcohol (or even soft drinks), this is usually a sure-fire recipe for a fight.
However, things are peaceful at the Mass Green booth, at least so far. The team is a combination of vets from SC13 and ISC’14, plus four new members. In this early competition video, they’re liking their chances to win the cluster crown this year.
Early confidence isn’t atypical for Mass Green teams, even though they’ve competed in five major bouts and have yet to take home the cheese. But it’s a team that has steadily improved over the years and moved up the ranks.
In the video they discuss what they’re doing differently this time – including dynamic power management, new libraries, compilers that still have that ‘new compiler’ smell, and the like.