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Application for host of ASC17 Supercomputer Competition kicks off

Jun 24, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20, 2016—During the 31st ISC High Performance conference (ISC16) , the organizing committee of ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2017 (ASC) kicked-off the host selection process. From this date, colleges, universities and organizations in the world may submit their applications to the organizing committee in interest of hosting the event. Applicants must satisfy Read more…

China Sets Ambitious Goal to Reach Exascale by 2020

May 2, 2016 |

At the 12th HPC Connections Workshop in Wuhan, China, Beihang University Professor Depei Qian disclosed new information regarding HPC development in China and exascale plans that are shaping up under China’s 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). Since 1996 Professor Professor Qian has served on the expert committee for the National High-tech Research & Development Program (the 863 Read more…

ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge Results Are In

Apr 28, 2016 |

After five days of intense competition in Wuhan, China, the Huazhong University of Science and Technology team was crowned champion of the Asia Supercomputer Community’s 2016 Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16). The awards ceremony took place last Friday (April 22) on the Huazhong University campus.

Zhejiang University Sets New Student Cluster LINPACK Record: 12 Teraflops

Apr 20, 2016 |

At 11:30 am local time on Wednesday in Wuhan, China, Zhejiang University was declared the winner of the High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark portion of the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16). The Zhejiang University team achieved a record-setting 12.03 teraflops without going over the competition’s 3000 watt power limit, beating the previous record of 11.92 Read more…

ASC16 Kicks Off in Wuhan, China: 16 Teams, $40k in Prizes

Apr 18, 2016 |

The fifth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) got off to an exciting start this morning at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China.

ASC Testimonials: Behind the Student Supercomputer Hackathon

Jan 25, 2016 |

Since invitation for global registration, ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2016 (ASC16) has received applications from universities around the world, including the overall champion of Tsinghua University in ASC, ISC and SC, Purdue University and other world-renowned universities. Growing sharply from 27 colleges and universities in 2012 to 135 ones and 152 teams and from a Read more…

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…