Finalists for the 2020-2021 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC20-21) were announced on January 18. 27 university teams, standing out from more than 300 teams from all over the world, eventually got through the preliminaries and entered the finals which will be held in Shenzhen from May 8 to 12.
The 27 university teams are from Beihang University, Zhejiang University, Sun Yat-sen University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Warsaw, Ural Federal University, etc. The supercomputing team from Beihang University ranks 1st in the preliminary round.
Led by Yang Hailong, an associate professor from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Beihang supercomputing team consists of five students, including Liu Quqi, Hao Jiwei, and Feng Tianyu from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Chen Siyan from the School of Software, and Cai Chun from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering. The proposal submitted by the team is among the best in solving the tasks such as searching for pulsars, AI language modeling, and quantum computing simulation.
Sponsored and organized by Asia Supercomputer Community in China, the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge is one of the top three international supercomputing competitions for college students, as well as the world's largest supercomputer hackathon. Since inception in 2012, it has been held for 9 years and has attracted more than 10,000 college students from all over the world. The ASC competition aims to provide a platform to promote the exchange and training of young supercomputing talents from different countries, improve supercomputing applications and R&D capacity, drive forward the development of supercomputing, and boost technical and industrial innovation.
Reported by Luan Zhongzhi
Reviewed by Wang Yunhong
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun