Warsaw Team

Student cluster competitions (SCC)

Warsaw Team (WT) was established in December 2016 on the initiative and with the full support of Dr. Marek Michalewicz, the current director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (ICM) at the University of Warsaw, who created a similar student team in Singapore, in December 2013. The Warsaw team is trained by specialists from ICM. The first tutor of the students was Maciej Cytowski; Currently, Polish supercomputing squad are being coached by Maciej Szpindler, Marcin Semeniuk and Michał Hermanowicz. The main bases for the year-long training are the ICM UW supercomputing center in Warsaw’s Białołęka district and the Ochota Campus.
The name Warsaw Team refers to the origin of the first team members from Warsaw universities (University of Warsaw, Military University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology), as well as to emphasize the support provided by the ICM Technology Center of the University of Warsaw. Over time, people from other universities in Poland (Lodz University of Technology, University of Wrocław) and even from around the world (University College London, University of Oxford) began to contribute to the team. The groups’s name, however, has remained unchanged since 2017.
The team received a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education twice – in the academic years 2017/2018 and 2019/2020. The project “The best of the best” supports outstandingly talented students in developing their scientific activity, enabling them to participate in important international competitions and conferences.

9 SCC finals around the world

SCC are competitions full of technical challenges that combine the so-called book knowledge with practice, and of course with fun. Since 2017, Warsaw Team supported by the ICM, has performed in 9 finals around the world, and in May 2021 the team took part in the finals of ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge for the third time, as one of the few teams from outside of Asia.