Tag: ASC

Fourth Annual Asian Supercomputing Challenge Winners Revealed

May 27, 2015 |

The fourth annual Asian Student Supercomputing Challenge concluded last Friday evening with a grand celebration dinner for all the finalists, their advisers, and invited guests at the old Taiyuan University of Technology campus in Taiyuan, China. All 16 teams, nearly 100 students total, were being honored not only for their efforts over a grueling five-day Read more…

ASC and Prime Minister of Singapore

Jan 30, 2015 |

The launching ceremony of 2015 ASC Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) was held in Beijing on January 27th. At the after ceremony interview, Dr. Qing (Kitty) Ji, the executive director of ASC, mentioned that Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, has ever showed attention to ASC14, and highly praised the Nanyang Technological University, who won Read more…

ASC15 Grandly Launch with Spreading Coverage

Jan 28, 2015 |

ASC15 (2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge) launching ceremony was held on Jan. 27th. Important information was shared for the first time by ASC15 committee and initiator Inspur, including participating teams, contest arrangement, contest questions etc. There are 152 teams from 135 universities registered for ASC15, with an increase of 85% and 62% to those of Read more…

Molecule to Universe, What are the Challenges of ASC15

Jan 27, 2015 |

The notifications of ASC15 preliminary round has been just posted up. In the notifications, three brand new questions were shared with 152 teams from 135 universities. ASC is one of the largest supercomputing challenges in the world, not only per its great popularity. It is also a challenge for teamwork and hands-on abilities. Even though Read more…

88:21, New Ratio for Supercomputer Contest

Jan 26, 2015 |

As the arriving of 2015, we welcome many things, including the 2015 ASC Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15), which have enrolled 150+ teams (new record). The teams come from over 135 universities covering 6 continents, among which the United States shares 21 universities, only after China’s 88. As one of the largest supercomputing challenges in the world, Read more…

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.