SeisSol Revealed as Mystery Application at the Student Cluster Competition 2022
15 November 2022

At the SC22 Supercomputing Conference, the Student Cluster Competition has revealed the ChEESE flagship code SeisSol as its “Mystery Application”. In 2022, 13 student teams took part in a 48-hour live contest to compute HPC workloads on their compute clusters. While participants could prepare for most of the SCC applications over the summer, the Mystery Application is only revealed when the cluster competition has started.

Lukas Krenz from TUM led the efforts to prepare three use cases for the competition: evaluating the GFLOPS performance of the teams' compute clusters using the SeisSol proxy, and performing two fully-fledged earthquake simulations, modelling the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and the 2018 Palu, Sulawesi event. See the SeisSol training material on if you want to give it a try yourself - but note that the SCC scenarios are substantially bigger!