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Submission Student Cluster Competition Rules

Please refer to the IO500 rules webpage; all rules are in effect with three exceptions.

  1. Instead of a 300 second stonewall requirement, for the student cluster competition, the required stonewall time is reduced to 30 seconds, stonewall-time = 30.
  2. If you use only a single client node, then you must set drop-caches = TRUE and you must run with sudo permissions.
    1. We will not accept submissions whose performance was artificially inflated by caching.
  3. You must set the variable scc = TRUE in the ini file in order the submission to be valid for stonewall of 30 seconds

The IO500 committee is excited about your participation and are ready to answer any questions that you have. The valid scores will be published at so best wishes to you and good luck in achieving excellent scores!