CIUK 2023 Cluster Challenge
05 Jun 2023






​​Team registration is now OPEN!   REGISTER YOUR TEAMS HERE​
  • Teams of up to six students will complete a number of online challenges over the weeks leading up to the conference, followed by a series of challenges during the event itself on 7-8 December.
  • Based on the CIUK competition, a CIUK team will be identified to compete in the International Supercomputing (ISC 2024) Student Cluster Challenge in June 2024.
  • ​​Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate.
  • Travel and accommodation is provided for teams during the conference in Manchester in December. ​
​Team registration closes at 5pm on WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER

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Following the success of our Student Cluster Challenges at CIUK 2020CIUK 2021 and CIUK 2022 the competition will return in 2023 for it's fourth edition. As in 2022 this years' Student Cluster Competition will be a hybrid competition with a series of online challenges leading up to the conference followed by some physical, hands-on challenges during the conference itself.

Exact details of the challenges are currently being confirmed and the challenge website will be updated when we have the final list. We will be adding an FAQ section and a full set of competition rules, along with a scoring matrix. We will also explain exactly how much time we expect each team to need to set aside in order to complete the challenges. However, our preliminary plan includes 3 or 4 online challenges at two week intervals with another 3 or 4 challenges during the conference in December.

The agenda for the competition will be finalised once our partner vendors are confirmed but we expect the online challenges to begin in October:

Monday 9 October – Challenge 1 Presentation - Alces Flight Limited
Wednesday 11 October – Challenge 1 (ONLINE CHALLENGE) - Alces Flight Limited
Monday 23 October – Challenge 2 Presentation - Logicalis UK Ltd
Wednesday 25 October – Challenge 2 (ONLINE CHALLENGE) - Logicalis UK Ltd
Monday 6 November – Challenge 3 Presentation - OCF
Wednesday 8 November – Challenge 3 (ONLINE CHALLENGE) - OCF
Monday 20 November – Challenge 4 Presentation - Boston Ltd
Wednesday 22 November – Challenge 4 (ONLINE CHALLENGE) - Boston Ltd
Wednesday 6 December –  Challenge 5 (2pm) Logicalis UK Ltd
Thursday 7 December – Challenge 6 (10am) - Boston Ltd​ / Challenge 7 (2pm) - Alces Flight Limited
Friday 8 December – Challenge 8 (10am) - OCF / Results announced (pm)

CIUK 2023 Cluster Challenge Teams

"The Compute Cortex"

"Data Doctors"​

CIUK 2023 Cluster Challenge Partner Companies


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The winners of the first three competitions - Durham University (2020 and 2022) and a combined team from Bristol and Bath Universities (2021) - went on to represent CIUK in the ISC Cluster Competition and once again we will be offering our winning team this opportunity, with a place at ISC’24​ already confirmed.

Team registration is now open​. Travel and accommodation is provided for teams during the conference in Manchester in December.

If you would like to register a team to compete at CIUK 2023 please fill out this online form. If you have any questions please contact us at

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