Cluster Coffer published in JPDC

Our work "The Cluster Coffer: Teaching HPC on the Road" was accepted for publication in Elsevier's Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), in a special issue on education in PDC and HPC.
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We are happy to announce that our work on the Cluster Coffer, our minature supercomputer for public outreach and teaching parallel programming and HPC, was accepted for publication in Elsevier's JPDC Special Issue on PDC and HPC education. The Cluster Coffer was already presented successfully at numerous public outreach events, including Lange Nacht der Forschung, Fest der Wissenschaft, Thinking Future or the recurring inday events, our institute-wide open door activities for close engagement with current and future students in computer science.

The soon-to-appear paper outlines our design goals for the Cluster Coffer and discusses relevant details regarding its hardware design and construction, as well as software stack decisions. The paper also presents benchmarking of our miniature supercomputer with regard to the two main HPC benchmarks used for performance testing, HPL and HPCG. Finally, two use cases for teaching and public outreach are presented and analyzed.

A preprint version of the accepted manuscript is available on the first author's website.

Several photos taken during our public outreach events are shown below:

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