The Brueckner Award

Rich Brueckner was one of the most influential (and beloved) figures in high performance computing. As editor and chief of InsideHPC, he touched thousands of lives in our  industry. He was a fixture at every HPC event as he walked the show floor in his trademark red hat or held court at a nearby watering hole.

Rich was a huge proponent of HPC education and a big fan of the Student Cluster Competition events, so we believe it is only fitting that we put together a scholarship fund in his name for the inaugural Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition that will be held March 15, 2021.

We will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to the most outstanding male and female competitors at this competition. If we raise more money, we will bestow more awards to more students.  Thank you for your help and support for this great cause. Rich is looking down and smiling right now.


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  • Josh Simons 
    • 500 $ 
    • 28 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 100 $ 
    • 29 d
  • The UberCloud Inc 
    • 100 $ 
    • 1 mo
    • 100 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Jeff Darcy 
    • 200 $ 
    • 1 mo
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Dan Olds 
Beaverton, OR
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