The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge is initiated by Asia Supercomputer Community 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 around the world, improve supercomputing applications and R&D capacity, boost the development of supercomputing, and promote technical and industrial innovation. The first ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge was held in 2012, and since then has attracted over 10,000 undergraduates from all over the world.
Overall champion, Peking University, took home the gold via a circuitous route through the competition tasks.
We interviewed nearly all the teams and, aided greatly by our trusty translators, we were able to talk about their configuration choices
The tenth edition of the Asian Supercomputing Challenge took place last week in Hefei, China, and it was tougher than ever.
Every ASC competition is like a new journey. Different cities, different local cultures.
—— Dan Olds, Big Data & HPC Expert, Co-hosts of OrionX.net
ASC plants the seeds of computing for college students.
—— Liao Qiucheng, teacher of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and former member of the Shanghai Jiaotong University team
The 13-hour journey was tiring, but the warm reception at the airport removed the strangeness of arriving in a new country.
—— Eva Dengle, Former FAU team member
Participating in the ASC competition gave me a strong interest in Chinese culture and prompted me to start learning Chinese.
—— Marcin Mielniczuk, former member of the University of Warsaw team