Shanghai University to Host ASC24 Finals

The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2024 (ASC24) gladly announces that the highly anticipated ASC24 finals will be hosted at Shanghai University.

The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge, renowned as the foremost global competition in student supercomputing, is meticulously organized and sponsored by the Asia Supercomputer Community. This important event garners support from esteemed institutions and experts spanning Asia, Europe, and America. ASC’s overarching objectives include fostering international exchange and training for emerging supercomputing talents, enhancing applications and research capabilities, advancing supercomputing technologies, and sparking technical and industrial innovation. Since its establishment in 2012, the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge has attracted the participation of nearly 10,000 undergraduate students from diverse locations around the globe.

ASC24 will maintain its well-known format, comprising three key stages: registration, preliminaries, and finals. During the registration phase, colleges and universities can form and register teams by submitting applications through the official competition website by December 15, 2023. Institutions are permitted to field multiple teams, each consisting of one advisor and five undergraduates. Moving on to the preliminary stage, scheduled from December 15, 2023, to January 21, 2024, participating teams will submit their proposal results for the tasks outlined by the organizing committee. Following evaluation by the judging committee and preliminary jury, the standout teams will advance to the finals set for April 9-13, 2024. During this ultimate stage, teams will compete for prestigious awards, including the Champion, Silver Prize, the Highest LINPACK, and the e Prize.

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“The cultivation of talents for high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) computing is vital”

Shanghai University (SHU), founded in 1922, has evolved into a university with profound academic traditions and outstanding research facilities. Embracing students from various countries with its global outlook, SHU is ranked among the top 40 Chinese universities, top 100 Asian universities, and is the premier university of Shanghai. As a member of China Project 211 Universities, SHU offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs across various disciplines, including science, humanities & social sciences, engineering, economics & management, art, etc.

“The cultivation of talents for high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) computing is vital,” remarked Nie Qing, Vice President of SHU. “Shanghai is one of the earliest open cities in China, and SHU has been upholding this tradition. SHU is one of the first universities in China to develop HPC clusters and has built robust HPC and intelligent computing systems for research in AI, biopharmaceuticals, materials genome, etc. ASC is the world’s most prominent and largest supercomputing competition. By hosting ASC, hopefully, we can provide an open platform for more young talents to learn cutting-edge technologies and applications, promoting learning, teaching, and research.”

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