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ASC14 Marks Seventh Win for GPUs

May 29, 2014 |

The past decade has seen a sharp rise in heterogenous computing, processing or coprocessing using more than one processor type. One of the most prominent examples of heterogenous elements in HPC is the GPU computing ecosystem that has been fostered by NVIDIA and AMD. General-purpose GPU (GPGPU) adoption has become widespread in HPC, and student supercomputing Read more…

9.27TFlops@3Kw! New Linpack Record set in ASC14 Student Supercomputer Challenge

Apr 23, 2014 |

On April 23th, three ASC14 finalists: Sun Yat-sen University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Taiwan Tsinghua University rewrote the Linpack record in Student Supercomputer Challenges. Under the 3000W power budget, the ASC14 host, the Sun Yat-sen University reached 9.272 Tflops Linpack performance. ASC14 is organized by Asia Supercomputer Community, Sun Yat-sen University and Read more…

ASC14 Finals Kick-off, 16 Finalists Ready to Go

Apr 22, 2014 |

21st April 8:00 A.M., with the staffs of the ASC14 Committee began to announce the competition rules, 2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC 14) Finals has officially started in the Sun Yat-Sen University. In the finals, 16 finalists will complete for the supercomputer system architecture under 3000W power budget, HPL, Quantum Espresso, LICOM, SU2, and Read more…

Tianhe-2, The Arena for ASC14 Student Supercomputer Challenge

Mar 27, 2014 |

A few days ago, 2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (hereafter ASC14) announced that the 16 ASC14 finalists will compete an application scalability on the Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which is moved to the Sun Yat-Sen University very recently. While, it is the first time that Tianhe 2, or any other giant supercomputer, will be used in a Read more…

How College Students Compete to Build the Fastest Supercomputers

Feb 14, 2013 |

If you have an office betting pool about which college students are likely to win the next cluster challenge, here are some things you should know.