Tsinghua University Wins Eighth Student Cluster Championship

Tsinghua University became the only team to achieve a Triple Crown victory by winning supercomputing competitions at ISC, SC (Supercomputing Conference) and ASC (Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge), and have won eight championships in total — this is their third win at the ISC High Performance Conference.

Using Tesla P100 GPU accelerators, the Tsinghua team was also one of three teams who had a perfect score in the Captcha deep learning challenge.

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The team from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg used a cluster of 12 Tesla P100 GPUs to win the award for the Highest High Performance Linpack.

“We’re always amazed and impressed by the quality of work and solutions we see from students during the ISC Student Cluster Competition,” said Doug Miles, director of PGI Compilers & Tools at NVIDIA, a key sponsor for the student teams, many of whom rely on NVIDIA GPUs to drive their workloads. “We support this event to encourage students from around the world to dive in and learn how to program parallel systems using the same compilers and programming models used by HPC professionals every day on the world’s fastest supercomputers.”

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