IEEEXtreme 6.0 – Closing Message


IEEEXtreme is one of many opportunities and benefits for members. In addition, IEEEXtreme is an educational experience for students around the world. This year, InterviewStreet was used as the platform of choice.
6 db severs, 90 webservers, 120 codechecker servers, 2 memcache servers = maximum limit on the Cloud. 150,095 total submissions = 5X load compared to last time ( 32K last yr).
While we apologize for the technical challenges and the downtime, there are many positives to take away from Xtreme 6.0. This year, we had the highest number of problems released. There were 20 problems distributed and each problem was solved. Xtreme 6.0 also saw a growth in participation rates with over 1,900 registered teams. Over 95% of registered teams participated in the testing phase and actual competition.

This annual competition is dependent upon volunteer support. Without the dedication of volunteers, IEEEXtreme is not possible. The organizing committee along with the judges have worked tirelessly to bring valuable coding problems to the contestants. Thanks for the great participation and pushing IEEEXtreme to its max! With that being said, IEEE will be looking for volunteers who want to improve IEEEXtreme for next year. Please contact ieeextreme@ieee.org

Looking ahead, the Xtreme 6.0 team hopes to share the winning participants with you soon. As we did last year, we will be soliciting your feedback to improve the competition for years to come. At the end of the day, what matters is spirit of participation , and willingness to learn and compete.