Name Ireland's Newest Supercomputer

What is a supercomputer?

The Candidates

Help ICHEC (Irish Centre for High-End Computing) name Ireland's newest supercomputer and be in with the chance to win Raspberry-Pi computers and coding classes for your students. Deadline for entry is 16:00 20th April 2018.

ICHEC are looking for students' help in naming Ireland's newest national 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:

How to Win the Prizes for your Classroom:

To enter the competition, visit Submissions can take the form of a short essay, PowerPoint, poster or video. Students are encouraged to research all candidates and incorporate their research into their final submission.

How to Enter:

Submissions for the most popular candidate (by public vote) will be judged by a panel to select the winning entries based on content, technical and artistic merit.

Submissions are limited to one per classroom.

All submissions must be made before 16:00 Friday 20th April.

The Prize

We are giving away a total of 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.