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Registration opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

EMC to acquire Virtustream ...

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Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers ...

Tackling the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet ...

Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves ...

USFlash

Lawrence Livermore breaks ground on unclassified supercomputing facility ...

Silicon Mechanics announces recipients of 4th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen supercomputer readiness project ...

Cavium announces collaboration with Pegatron on server platforms based on Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor family ...

Ohio State University researchers prove magnetism can control heat and sound ...

OLCF names CAAR projects at IDC HPC User Forum ...

Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery ...

Using the forest to see the trees ...

Tsinghua University crowned champions of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

OLCF shares Lustre knowledge at International Workshop ...

National Science Foundation extends the Kraken project ...

Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, uses IBM Watson to enhance decision making and increase efficiencies ...

OLCF outreach projects garner awards ...

The first round of 2015 hackathons gets underway ...

Premier announces $21.6 million funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Fujitsu supports King Abdulaziz University research capabilities with new supercomputing system ...

Doctor Evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem ...

SRC Computers launches Saturn 1 Server, the first reconfigurable hyperscale server ...

BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC launch Latin America's fastest supercomputer ...

Tsinghua University crowned champions of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge


26 May 2015 Beijing - On May 22, the final round of the 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15), the largest supercomputer contest in the world, ended at Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan city, Shanxi province, China. Tsinghua University was the winner, National University of Defense Technology came second, Nanyang Technological University from Singapore scored highest on LINPACK, and Sun Yat-sen University obtained the e Prize Award. Application Innovation Awards were taken by Tsinghua University, National University of Defense Technology, National Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, and the prize for the Best Presentation went to Taiyuan University of Technology.

ASC15 was co-organized by Asia Supercomputer Community, Inspur Group and Taiyuan University of Technology. A total of 152 teams from 135 universities from six different continents registered, an increase of 85% compared to ASC14 with the number of overseas universities reaching 47, up 135% on that of last year. After tough competition in the preliminary round, 16 teams worldwide qualified for the finals, which were held from May 18-22, 2015.

At the closing ceremony, Prof. Mo Zeyao, chairman of the evaluation committee, delivered a speech about the competition and suggested that as a group, the performance of all the participating teams this year was better than ever before. He added that many universities around the world were highly skilled when it came to supercomputing application innovation.

Indeed so talented were the Tsinghua University team, they scored highly on all seven questions, gaining a clear overall majority, while Nanyang Technological University from Singapore impressed with their performance on LINPACK, 11.92 Tflop/s and even broke the world record under 3000W power budget.

The most eye-catching e Prize adopted the square kilometer array telescope (SKA) data processing application Gridding. e Prize Winner Sun Yat-sen University successfully optimized the codes and correctly computed all the three workloads, which increased the original application 600 times and decreased to 1/20 of the previous system energy consumption. This accomplishment provided SKA - the largest international astronomy cooperation project in the world - with outstanding and efficient supercomputer designing suggestions.

Mr. Wang Endong, the initiator of ASC and chief scientist at Inspur Group, believes that supercomputers are currently closing the gap in relation to many other fields, such as science and technology, economics and culture. As a result, the supercomputer will become the key technology after the Internet, influencing all aspects of society and ASC will give a strong impetus to supercomputing application development and talent cultivation, not only in China but also for the rest of the world.

Prof. Lv Ming, the president of Taiyuan University of Technology, thinks that ASC15 has encouraged more and more college students to learn, understand and love the cutting-edge technology of supercomputers and will significantly boost interdisplinary academic study and talent cultivation in universities, sparking creativity and innovation in students.

The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge, which began and is organized in China and supported by relative experts and institutes in Asian, European and American countries, aims to promote the communication and cultivation of supercomputing talent in various regions and countries. Its goals also include advancing the application and developing ability of supercomputing, driving the scientific and technological force of supercomputers, and promoting scientific and industrial innovation. In just four years, ASC has become the world's largest supercomputer contest.
Source: Inspur Group

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Primeur weekly 2015-06-01

The Cloud

Registration opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

EMC to acquire Virtustream ...

EuroFlash

Snapwallet: a safe photo service for smart phone ...

Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers ...

Tackling the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet ...

Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves ...

USFlash

Lawrence Livermore breaks ground on unclassified supercomputing facility ...

Silicon Mechanics announces recipients of 4th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen supercomputer readiness project ...

Cavium announces collaboration with Pegatron on server platforms based on Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor family ...

Ohio State University researchers prove magnetism can control heat and sound ...

OLCF names CAAR projects at IDC HPC User Forum ...

Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery ...

Using the forest to see the trees ...

Tsinghua University crowned champions of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

OLCF shares Lustre knowledge at International Workshop ...

National Science Foundation extends the Kraken project ...

Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, uses IBM Watson to enhance decision making and increase efficiencies ...

OLCF outreach projects garner awards ...

The first round of 2015 hackathons gets underway ...

Premier announces $21.6 million funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Fujitsu supports King Abdulaziz University research capabilities with new supercomputing system ...

Doctor Evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem ...

SRC Computers launches Saturn 1 Server, the first reconfigurable hyperscale server ...

BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC launch Latin America's fastest supercomputer ...