Last year, Sunverge Energy donated more than $80,000 in equipment to the Bloomington-based nonprofit Bloominglabs, the first makerspace (aka “hackerspace”) founded in Indiana.

This year, Bloominglabs is putting some of that equipment to use, bringing 16 of the donated AG150 computers to the Student Cluster Competition at the annual SuperComputing Conference (the high-performance computing community’s biggest gathering.)  The students at the SCC, hailing from universities around the globe, come together each year in small teams. Each team is tasked with creating a small cluster on the exhibit floor, racing to complete various challenges over the course of 48 hours.

Sunverge’s donated AG150s will be used as file servers – one for each of the 14 teams.  Two additional AG150s will provide infrastructure for the competition, acting as NFS mountable file systems.  If the trial at the competition is a success, Bloominglabs and the SCC plan on using the AG150s again for next year’s competition, providing ongoing support for this wonderful community.  Sunverge is proud to be a part of shaping the next generation of information technologists through Bloominglabs and the SCC!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Sunverge donation, please contact Bloominglabs at contact@bloominglabs.org