Welcome to the HPC University Weekly Challenge!
WHAT IS THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE?
This site is dedicated to helping you and your team prepare for the XSEDE13 Student Programming Competition so that you know what to expect prior to competition day.
Each week, for twelve weeks leading up to the competition, a new challenge will be added that will both perplex and puzzle you. We are confident, though, that as you work together as a team, finding a solution will be no problem at all. And if you do run into unexpected trouble while trying to solve each problem, we are posting solutions as well.
Finished with the Weekly Challenge? Why not visit the problem set archive for a rich sampling of previous competition problem sets? Solving these additional problem sets will help your team to be as prepared as ever!
There will be ten problems sets presented to each team at the start of the competition. Problem sets will be loaded onto the LittleFe machines and will be available online and in hardcopy form. Teams may choose from a variety of programming languages to solve each problem set: C, C++, Fortran, Perl, Python, and/or Java. Parallel solutions are encouraged but will not factor into the grading. Teams needing an assigned programmer to join their team may request one in their application to participate, as well as upon arrival. Please note that teams will need to fit all of their problem set solutions onto a 4GB flash drive.
If you have questions about the problem sets, please contact Aaron Weeden of the Shodor Education Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org and Skylar Thompson of the University of Washington at email@example.com.
General questions about the competition can be addressed to Ange Mason, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details on the competition can be found at the competition guidelines page.