ASC20 to test Student Cluster Teams on Quantum & AI

Today the 2020 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC20) announced new tasks for the competition: using supercomputers to simulate Quantum circuit and training AI models. These tasks will be unprecedented challenges for the 300+ ASC teams from around the world. The Finals event takes place April 25-29, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. “through these tasks, students from all over the world get to access and learn the most cutting-edge computing technologies. ASC strives to foster supercomputing & AI talents of global vision, inspiring technical innovation.”

2020 Asia Student Cluster Competition Kick-Off

The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2020 (ASC20) officially kicked off its event at SC19 in Denver, announcing the location and timeline for the upcoming event. “The ASC cluster competition is the biggest in the world with 20 university teams of undergraduate students competing to build the most powerful cluster while keeping power consumption under 3,000 watts. Inspur provides servers to the competitors who then configure their own cluster designs, put them together, and then optimize them and tune the benchmarking and HPC/AI applications for maximum performance.”