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For a complete and final listing of all the contest rules for the Open Education Cup go to (External Link) .

Contest awards

A panel of experts in high performance computing and parallel programming will be named to serve as judges for the contest. Each module will be reviewed by at least three impartial judges. The judges select one in each of the five (5) subject categories (as defined in the Contest Rules section) as the Best module, resulting in five (5) Best module awards total. In addition the judges can select any number of entries for the distinction of Honorable Mention . Judging criteria will be posted at the Open Education Cup web page.

In each category, there will be a first prize of $500. At the judges’ discretion, other modules in the category may be identified for Honorable Mention. An on-line collection, which may be printed as a book, will highlight all modules that received either recognition.

Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors (BP, Chevron, Connexions, NVIDIA, Rice, Sun Microsystems, Total S.A. and WesternGeco), we will be awarding prizes to contest winners according to the following guidelines:

  • Each of the five (5) modules selected as Best will receive a prize in the amount of US $500.
  • A contestant may only receive one prize in the category Best .
  • A contestant may be nominated for and receive more than one Honorable Mention .
  • A module with multiple authors must designate one author as the lead author. If a module with multiple authors is selected to receives one of the prizes the organizer will issue the prize to the lead author. It is the sole responsibility of the lead author in collaboration with the co-authors to agree on how to divide the prize.
  • A Connexions collection (book) containing all the modules given the distinction Best and Honorable Mention will be created and made available inthe Connexions repository after the end of the contest.
  • All awards will be publicized on the Open Education Cup contest website, through the published collection referenced above, open education conferences, appropriate HPC conferences focused on education and content creation and other promotional materials.

Judging criteria

A panel of distinguished parallel computing experts from academia and industry will read and judge all modules. Modules within a category will only be compared against other modules in the same category (e.g. Parallel Architecture modules will not be compared to Parallel Software Tools modules). The primary judging criteria will be:

  • Appropriateness: The module should be relevant to the category in which it is entered, as well as to parallel computing generally. Its topic should be considered of some importance in the field, though it need not be “the” central concept.
  • Correctness: The module should be technically accurate and cite external references where appropriate. Where there is controversy in a field, it may take a particular stand. However, it should note where there are significant differences with other sources.
  • Clarity: The module should be easy for a learner to understand. Where appropriate, it should note any prerequisite knowledge. A module may target any audience from elementary school to graduate student.
  • Presentation: The module should make good use of formatting and auxiliary files. It need not use every feature of Connexions (e.g. bibliographies, graphics support, equations), but where a feature is used it should be attractive (e.g. clearly legible figures). Creative use of multimedia enhancements of the material is encouraged.

Questions & Answers

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, 2008-'09 open education cup: high performance computing. OpenStax CNX. Oct 28, 2008 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10594/1.3
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