Team Ag-Jag Cluster, from Texas A&M University (TAMU), previously participated in the SCC at SC18. The team's name represents the collaboration between TAMU (Aggies) and Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) (Jaguars). They are a cross-institutional team participating together for the first time. The students from TAMU-SA are first-time participants and will be paired with TAMU students who have competed in prior SCCs. Dr. Lisa M. Perez (TAMU), the team advisor, with Co-Advisor Dr. Smriti Bhatt (TAMU-SA), are proud to present the team.
"Jonathan [Rosett] is looking forward to learning more and getting personal experience with HPC in general, as he doesn't have prior experience in the HPC area of computing," Perez said. "Shaina [Le] is looking forward to learning more about HPC infrastructure and to the experience overall. She typically doesn't like competing, yet she finds herself in a lot of competitive situations. Since the competition venue is in the cloud this year, she is excited to see how the SC committee formats the competition accordingly and the challenges that will arise with it.
Perez added, "After hearing SC20 would appropriately be renamed VSCC20, Selina [Urias] is looking forward to the challenge of deploying our cluster in the Azure cloud, networking with experts, and researching applications CESM and GROMACS. She is interested to see how the GROMACS challenge can simulate current world issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic."