SEU Team Won the First Prize inStudentSupercomputer Challenge(ASC)On April 28th, the 2017 Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC17) Final came to anend in Wuxi, Jiangsu. After fiercecompetitions among 230 domestic and foreign teams, SEU team became one ofthe top 20 teams and achieved the first place in the final. Teams from TsinghuaUniversity and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics won the firsttwo places. News media such as CCTV 1 Evening News and Jiangsu TV reported theevent.
SC is the world's largest college student supercomputingcompetition. It is initiated by China and jointly sponsored by theAsianSupercomputing Association, the National Supercomputing Center inWuxi and the Inspur Group. Like Supercomputing Challenge (SC) originated in theUnited States in 2007 and International SupercomputingChallenge (ISC) originated in Germany in 2012, ASC is ranked as one of threeauthoritative international college student supercomputer challenges. ASCserves to facilitate the exchanges and training of young supercomputing talentsfrom different countries and regions, to increasesupercomputing application and researchcapability, and to promote technological and industrial innovation by utilizingthe driving power of supercomputing. This year's ASC has attracted 230 teams from 15 countriesincluding China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Russia,Hungary, Brazil and South Africa, which is the largest ever since thecompetition was first held in 2012. This year marks the first time for SEUto participate in ASC. Organized by Institute of Life Sciences, Huang Lingying,Yang Hao, Fang Mengchu and Su Shi constituted a team for competition, with LiJian as the leading teacher, student Lu Ning from Life Sciences Talents Class inChien-Shiung Wu College as the team leader. After asystematic and high-intensity training which lasted over five months, SEU teamwent for the final competition held at the National Supercomputing Center inWuxi during April 24th and 28th.Teams participating in the final were required to design supercomputing systemsoperating with thepower dissipation constraint of3,000 watts. The designed supercomputing system was also required to runadvanced scientific and engineering applications including OptimizedInternational Benchmark Test, Artificial Intelligence Traffic Prediction,Genome Assembly and Materials Science, and to complete high-resolution oceannumerical simulations on Sunway TaihuLight, theworld's fastest supercomputer. After a week ofcompetition, SEU team won the first prize.（Institute of Life Sciences）
（Editor: Hu Qiang, Reviewed by: Shi Chang）