The HPC-AI Advisory Council, a leading organization dedicated to high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) research, education and outreach, and the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, have officially kicked off the first APAC HPC-AI Competition that started on March 27, 2018 and will continue through until August 2018. University and technical institute teams from the entire APAC region are taking part in the 2018 competition, which includes both creating missions and addressing challenges around AI development and testing, and high-performance computing workloads. The top team will be invited to Germany to participate in the 2019 International HPC- ISC Student Cluster Competition.
The new APAC HPC-AI Competition encourages international teams in the APAC region to showcase their HPC and AI expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition that fosters international exchange in the areas of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). To take home top honors, the teams will have to showcase systems of their own design, adhering to strict power constraints and achieve the highest performance across a series of standard HPC and AI benchmarks and applications.
“Sharing the same underlying technologies and infrastructures, HPC and AI are key enablers for universities, research laboratories and commercial vendors to develop the products and services of tomorrow – from safer cars and airplanes, to accurate weather and storm prediction, to improving peoples’ lives and discovering new cures and solutions to problems plaguing Earth,” noted Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC-AIAdvisory Council. “By participating in the APAC HPC-AI competition, team members will harness the power of HPC and AI, while gaining priceless access to a wealth of industry expertise, training and tools and hands-on exposure to a range of technologies and techniques they’ll use not only for competition but throughout their careers.“
“Our hope is that the competition will promote excellence in the usage of High Performance Computing in AI. By providing a petascale HPC platform, NSCC can help to bring people with different skillsets and expertise together to solve problems of a scale previously not possible,” said Prof Tan Tin Wee, Chief Executive, NSCC.
Visit the 2018 APAC HPC-AI Competition’s site for more detailed information and criteria.