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Beihang Supercomputing Team Breaks Record in ACS19

Release time:May 4, 2019 / Lu Baihui

Beihang Supercomputing Team broke the record of 42.99 teraflops per second with 50.21 teraflops per second under the rated power consumption of 3,000W (17 percent up from last year's record) in the 2019 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ACS19) Finals held in Dalian University of Technology, April 25th. This is the first time that the performance of ACS broke the 50 teraflops barrier. Eventually, Beihang won the Highest Linpack Prize and the First Prize in the finals, scoring full marks in super-resolution algorithm for face images.

The team consists of You Xin, Dun Ming, Wei Yi, Jin Zehui, Gao Ruiyuan and Liu Xiaoyan from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Electronic and Information Engineering and the Shenyuan Honors College, led by Yang Hailong, a teacher from the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

This is the sixth time for Beihang Supercomputing Team to reach the ACS finals, which manifests their solid knowledge of computer system structure and excellent innovation ability in the field of supercomputer.

Beihang Supercomputing Team won the Highest Linpack Prize in ACS19

Beihang Supercomputing Team won the First Prize in ACS19

Student Supercomputer Challenge, the world’s largest supercomputer competition for college students, started in 2012 and has been held for eight consecutive years. Since its establishment, the competition has been increasingly influential, and more than 7,000 college students from all over the world have taken part in it. ACS ranks as one of the three international supercomputer competitions with ISC and SC.

ASC19 was launched by Asia Supercomputer Community, Inspur and Dalian University of Technology, and over 300 teams from different universities participated in. After a fierce preliminary competition, 20 teams were in the finals. Those teams were required to finish lots of tasks under the rated power consumption of 3,000W such as designing their own supercomputing system, runing and optimizing the international standard benchmark test, as well as reconstructing high-resolution face images from low-resolution ones. Moreover, a secret application problem – ShengBTE, a phonon calculation software, was given to them for a comprehensive review of their knowledge structure and improvisation. Beihang Supercomputing team excelled in the finals, wining the second place in HPCG and wtdbg2.

Beihang Supercomputing Team

This is the seventh time for Beihang Supercomputing Team to participate in the international supercomputing competition. Before the competition, the team members spent their spare time busily preparing for the competition, learning from previous experience and innovating technical plans. Supported by the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Youth League Committee and Informatization Office, they have overcome all the difficulties and produced the greatest achievement in Beihang supercomputing history.


Reportedby Zhou Xiaoyi

Reviewed by Zhuang Jie

Edited by Jia Aiping

Translated by Lu Baihui