NTHU tops HPC-AI competition

Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University NTHU-CM team has emerged as champion and won the best big data analytics performance at the APAC HPC-AI student competition.

Southern University of Science and Technology and National Tsing Hua University NTHU-YC tied for second place. Coming in third were National Cheng Kung University, Thammasat University, University of New South Wales, and Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Australian National University, Griffith University and Singapore A*STAR won merit prizes while Thailand’s Thammasat University took the best HPC performance award.

Taiwan National Cheng Kung University won for the best deep learning performance and A*STAR captured the best presentation performance award.

Organised by HPC-AI Advisory Council, National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia, the competition included tasks and challenges focusing on three of the hottest research topics and mission critical issues that leverage the power of HPC and AI technologies to develop more in-depth understanding of the tasks and find solutions to help improve the issues of human health as well as the sustainability of our planet’s resources and environment.

The final interviews were conducted by global HPC and AI centres, such as Ohio State University, University of Massachusetts, Singapore A*STAR, NSCC Singapore, NCI Australia, Australia Pawsey Supercomputing Center, and NVIDIA.

“HPC and AI are the most essential tools fueling the advancement of science. To continue this advancement and meet the needs of increasingly complex research problems, the education and mentorship of new and rising talent worldwide are key. Through our previous competitions, and the support of NSCC Singapore and NCI Australia, many participants have moved on to become core developers in top HPC and AI organisations,” said Gilad Shainer, Chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council.

The 5th APAC HPC-AI Competition award ceremony will be held at SupercomputingAsia 2023 in Singapore from February 28 to March 2, 2023.

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