Supercomputing Challenge

Glorieta Kickoff Conference

The Kickoff Conference at the Glorieta Conference Center will be held on October 22-24. Glorieta is located at exit 299 on I-25, 18 miles north of Santa Fe.

Two sessions will be held. Schools that are farther than one hundred miles from Glorieta will attend the first session on October 22 and 23, while the schools within one hundred miles attend the second session on October 23 and 24. For each student and teacher attending Glorieta, room and board will be provided for by the Supercomputing Challenge.


The Glorieta schedule and the rules while at Glorieta, and a map of Glorieta, or see the highlighted map showing the areas at Glorieta that we will be using.

Here are the detailed schedules for the session one and session two.


Here is the Session 1 housing list.

Here is the Session 2 housing list.


Remember that you need to bring an Proposal with you to the kickoff. See Proposal hints A Proposal template is to be filled out for each team.

Be sure you have registered for the Supercomputing Challenge.

Class materials

Detailed class material

Instructor assignments (pdf file)

Instructor assignments (version 10, Excel file)


See some pictures taken at the Kickoff Conference.

To learn more about previous year's kickoffs, visit our archive

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