The window is still open – to recognize a superstar who can demonstrate their knowledge of high performance computing (HPC) history. Despite 100+ entries, we have yet to receive a perfect score on our Test Your Knowledge of HPC History Quiz yet. Is that because you haven’t YET taken the quiz? Maybe. If you think you are the ONE who can pull the sword out of the stone – it’s time to step forward.
I said earlier there have been no perfect scores, but that’s not exactly true. I took the quiz and aced it. But – I wrote the quiz, so that doesn’t count. I also see where a few people took the quiz twice – which is completely fine – but your first score is the only one that counts.
The Quiz is still live now. You can take it by visiting http://www.cyclecomputing.com/hpc-quiz now - and you should. Redeem our industry – make us proud. We’ll shut down the quiz Dec. 31, 2013.
This quiz is part of a broader Celebration of Supercomputing History campaign that Cycle Computing unveiled at the SC13 Conference in Denver this November. At the event we handed out limited-edition, and what I think turned out to be really cool, History of Supercomputing timeline posters. If you missed picking up a copy – stay tuned, we’ll make an announce soon that offers you a way to checkout some of the significant milestones in HPC History.
In the mean time – with 2013 winding down, taking this short 20-question quiz is a perfect way to spend your time appreciating where we’ve come from, and where our industry is headed. And have some fun with it – challenge your colleagues and friends. Those who score highest will be entered to win some of the following fabulous prizes:
Star Wars TaunTaun Sleeping Bag
An immersive audio Headset for Gamers
The not-for amateurs Lego Architecture Studio
And an amazing Lord of the Rings Pez Set!
So waste no more time – take the quiz NOW: http://www.cyclecomputing.com/hpc-quiz
Remember – the greatest prize of all is still BRAGGING RIGHTS. We’ll announce winners of our prizes, and if we are so lucky to find someone who actually takes the quiz and misses none – they’ll get our recognition as well – AND live in infamy FOR EVER. ;)