Steps to participate in the Supercomputing Challenge

  1. Read the Invitation to Participate in the Supercomputing Challenge.
    Teachers, print and post the Invitation Flyer or add your name and room number to Word version for students to contact you.
  2. Understand the A.U.P. — the Acceptable Use Policy.
  3. Register Online (between September 1st and September 20th)

  4. Before registering a team, all of the team members should have registered individually. Up to five students can be on a team.
    Update your previous registration if necessary.
  5. Choose a computational science project. See science projects and areas of science for ideas and look at past projects in the archives.
  6. Fill out the T.E.A.F. (.docx file)— the Team Entry Authorization Form, and email it to or mail it to the address at the bottom of the T.E.A.F. page.
  7. There is a $40 participation fee due for each student participating in the Supercomputing Challenge. Send checks made out to the Supercomputing Challenge to the address at the bottom of the T.E.A.F. form or pay with a credit card, a debit card or PayPal with the PayPal button.

    Or try:

    Enter the student's name

  8. Students, fill out the Pre-Challenge Survey. It should take about ten minutes to complete.
  9. Learn about the Kickoff Conference — the activities, rules, and expectations. (coming soon)
  10. Prepare your Proposal — you must have one by the Kickoff. See Proposal Hints.
  11. Look into the Future by browsing through the important dates.

If you need to update any information from when you originally registered, you can do that on the Update Registration Data web page.

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