SEU Team Won the First Prize in Student Supercomputer Challenge(ASC)
On April 28th, the 2017 Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC17) Final came to an end in Wuxi, Jiangsu. After fierce competitions among 230 domestic and foreign teams, SEU team became one of the top 20 teams and achieved the first place in the final. Teams from Tsinghua University and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics won the first two places. News media such as CCTV 1 Evening News and Jiangsu TV reported the event.
ASC is the world's largest college student supercomputing competition. It is initiated by China and jointly sponsored by the Asian Supercomputing Association, the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi and the Inspur Group. Like Supercomputing Challenge (SC) originated in the United States in 2007 and International Supercomputing Challenge (ISC) originated in Germany in 2012, ASC is ranked as one of three authoritative international college student supercomputer challenges. ASC serves to facilitate the exchanges and training of young supercomputing talents from different countries and regions, to increase supercomputing application and research capability, and to promote technological and industrial innovation by utilizing the driving power of supercomputing. This year's ASC has attracted 230 teams from 15 countries including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Russia, Hungary, Brazil and South Africa, which is the largest ever since the competition was first held in 2012.
This year marks the first time for SEU to participate in ASC. Organized by Institute of Life Sciences, Huang Lingying, Yang Hao, Fang Mengchu and Su Shi constituted a team for competition, with Li Jian as the leading teacher, student Lu Ning from Life Sciences Talents Class in Chien-Shiung Wu College as the team leader. After a systematic and high-intensity training which lasted over five months, SEU team went for the final competition held at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi during April 24th and 28th. Teams participating in the final were required to design supercomputing systems operating with the power dissipation constraint of 3,000 watts. The designed supercomputing system was also required to run advanced scientific and engineering applications including Optimized International Benchmark Test, Artificial Intelligence Traffic Prediction, Genome Assembly and Materials Science, and to complete high-resolution ocean numerical simulations on Sunway TaihuLight, the world's fastest supercomputer. After a week of competition, SEU team won the first prize.（Institute of Life Sciences）
（Editor in charge: Hu Qiang, Reviewed by: Shi Chang）