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Launching the 2014 Intel® Parallel Universe Computing Challenge

Supercomputing 2014 event to feature eight global teams playing for charity

At SC13, Intel launched the Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC) featuring an entertaining supercomputing trivia round and a parallel computing code challenge.

At SC14, Intel will host the second annual event with eight global teams vying for a prize for charity.

Gausian Elimination Squad - Supercomputer 2013 competition winners

The German Gaussian Elimination Squad celebrates in an early SC13 challenge round. Watch a video of the final round where the winners were announced.

Learn how they plan to defend their title >

University of Illinois and NCSA team at SC13

The Coding Illini team from the University of Illinois and the NCSA parallelizes code in the finals of the 2013 event. They hope to go all the way to the championship this year.

See how they hope to improve last year's performance >

South Korean team

Seoul National University competed in the inaugural Parallel Universe Computing Challenge and has signed up to return to the SC14 competition.

Read about their plans >


Gaussian Elimination Squad and winner's check

The Gaussian Elimination Squad, winners of the 2013 Challenge, donated the $25,000 prize money to the Philippine Red Cross in light of the typhoon disaster there.

Crowd at the SC13 Intel booth

Hundreds gathered at the Intel booth to watch the final match between the Coding Illini and the Gaussian Elimination Squad, and the subsequent award ceremony.

Rice University team

Rice University, named K2I^18, was one of the eight teams involved in the 2013 single elimination tournament scattered over the three days of the Supercomputing conference.

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Plan to Attend SC14

Matches Scheduled for SC14 Competition

Eight global teams will participate in the 2014 Parallel Universe Computing Challenge.

See the schedule >