See this NASA competition discussed below in a New York Times’ article. Form a team on Collaborizm and compete for the prize! Total prizes: $55,000. Collaborizm makes it easy for you to form a team and immediately get to work on your submission.
Geniuses Wanted: NASA Challenges Coders to Speed Up Its Supercomputer https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/science/nasa-supercomputer-pleiades.html
From NASA’s website:
NASA Issues a Challenge to Speed Up Its Supercomputer Code https://www.nasa.gov/aero/nasa-issues-a-challenge-to-speed-up-its-supercomputer-code/
It’s very interesting… until you read the “you must be an US citizen” sentence. I would have loved to participate but I’m from Canada…