SUNNYVALE, Calif., SINGAPORE and CANBERRA, Australia, May 25, 2023 — The HPC-AI Advisory Council, the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia, today announced the competition teams and tasks for the 6th Annual APAC HPC-AI student competition.
More than 21 selected teams from 17 APAC universities will participate, including Australian National University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fudan University, Kasetsart University, Lanzhou University, Nanjing University, Nanyang Technological University, National Cheng Kung University, National Tsing Hua University, Peking University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Southern University of Science and Technology, Sun Yet-Sen University, Telkom University, Thammasat University, Universiti Putra Malaysia and University of Peradeniya.
Tasks that will be implemented in this year’s competition are the global climate anomalies simulation model The Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) and the open-source Large Language Model – BLOOM.
Hosted by the HPC-AI Advisory Council, National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia, the competition provides the opportunity for students to access and practice on an advanced hardware and software platform, and expand their HPC and AI knowledge through using the start-of-art programming technologies to optimize the most popular applications used worldwide.
To support competition students to program and optimize the tasks, National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore will provide their most recent HPC and AI system-Aspire 2A (NSCC Singapore’s newest Aspire-2A supercomputer) with the NVIDIA A100 GPU and Slingshot network, and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia will provide their Gadi system(NCI’s Gadi supercomputer) which is based on NVIDIA A100 GPU and NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand network.
“Advanced communication programming is essential for large-scale HPC and AI clusters, and furthering student education is a driving mission for the HPC-AI Advisory Council. We organize global and regional competitions, educating thousands of students who go on to join leading companies and research centers worldwide,” said Gilad Shainer, Chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council. “Thanks to the computing platforms and resources provided by NSCC Singapore and NCI Australia, a strong foundation is ensured for a successful competition. Climate modeling and LLM are currently hot topics, and we anticipate impressive performances from the competition
The 6th Annual APAC HPC-AI Competition will continue for 6 months. The competition result will be announced at the Supercomputing2023 Conference and award ceremony will be held during the SupercomputingAsia 2024 Conference.
To register for the APAC HPC-AI Competition, please visit this webpage.
About the HPC-AI Advisory Council
Founded in 2008, The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) is a for community benefit organization with over 400 members committed to promoting HPC and AI through education and outreach. Find out more, become a member at hpcadvisorycouncil.com.
About National Supercomputing Centre Singapore
The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore was established in 2015 to manage Singapore’s national petascale facilities and high-performance computing (HPC) resources. As a National Research Infrastructure funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), the HPC resources that we provide helps support the research needs of the public and private sectors, including research institutes, institutes of higher learning, government agencies and companies. With the support of our stakeholders, for example, the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS), NSCC catalyses national research and development initiatives, attracts industrial research collaborations and enhances Singapore’s research capabilities. For more information, please visit www.nscc.sg.
About National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia
The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is Australia’s leading high-performance data, storage and computing organisation, providing expert services to benefit all domains of science, government and industry. NCI brings the Australian Government and the Australian research sector together through a broad collaboration involving the largest national science agencies, universities, industry and the Australian Research Council. NCI empowers government agencies, universities, and industry across multiple domains of research. Our integrated hardware, services and expertise drive high-impact research and groundbreaking outcomes for Australia.
Source: HPC-AI Advisory Council