SUSTech to host 2020 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge Finals
Chris Edwards | 11/23/2019

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is proud to announce that it will host the final of the Asia Supercomputer Community 2020 (ASC20) Student Supercomputer Challenge. This announcement was made official overnight as part of the International Supercomputing Conference (SC19), currently taking place in Denver. Science and Engineering Computing Center Director Professor Wang Lianping attended the conference.

Professor Wang Lianping (Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering) introduced SUSTech to the crowd, talking about the development of the Science and Engineering Computing Center and the formation of the SUSTech Supercomputing Student team, receiving high praise from the assembled experts. Professor Wang Lianping welcomed university teams from across the world to participate in the competition and come to SUSTech, and wished them the best of luck.

Inspur Co. Executive Director and Global AI & HPC Director Vangel Bojaxhi presented the background and content of the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge, saying that it is the largest university student supercomputer competition in the world. He hoped that the students would continue to improve every year.

The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge is the world’s largest student supercomputer competition, sponsored and organized by China and supported by Asian, European, and American experts and institutions. The main objectives of ASC are to encourage exchange and training of young supercomputing talent from different countries, improve supercomputing applications and R&D capacity, boost the development of supercomputing, and promote technical and industrial innovation. The annual ASC Supercomputer Challenge was first held in 2012 and has since attracted over 7,000 undergraduates from all over the world. Last year, the SUSTech team won first prize, also claiming the prizes for Application Innovation and Most Popular Team.

As part of its hosting duties, SUSTech will hold a supercomputing summit and seminars on artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputer innovation. Experts from the world’s leading AI and super-computing firms will discuss the challenges, opportunities and future trends of AI and super-computing.

2019, 11-23
By Chris Edwards

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