ICHEC is looking for your student's help in naming Ireland's newest supercomputer which will be made available to all researchers in Ireland. The supercomputer will be installed in 2018 to replace “Fionn”, the current system in use since 2013.
The naming competition looks to shine a light on a shortlist of six pioneering Irish scientists and to educate young students about their lives and achievements. Students are encouraged to vote for a candidate accompanied by a short essay, poster or video to support their choice.
The Competition Candidates:
- Kay Antonelli - Computer programmer
- Francis Beaufort - Hydrographer
- Nicholas Callan - Inventor and experimental physicist
- Ellen Hutchins - Botanist
- Richard Kirwan - Geologist
- Eva Philbin - Chemist
Prizes: 16 Raspberry Pi-Top devices for primary and secondary classrooms. These build-it-yourself Raspberry Pi laptops are particularly suited to introduce coding and computer science to children through practical experiments and inventions.
ICHEC will also provide coding tutorials for the winning classes.
To enter the competition, visit nameourcomputer.ichec.ie
Submissions for the most popular candidate will be judged by a panel to select the winning entries based on content, technical and artistic merit. All submissions must be made before 12:00 Friday 20th April.