History and Prospects of ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge
In 2012, with the guidance of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Ministry of Education of China, and with the joint support of the Inspur Group, the International Supercomputing Conference Organizing Committee (ISC), and the international HPC Advisory Committee (HPC-AC), the “Student Supercomputer Challenge and ISC Student Cluster Challenge Regional Preliminary Stage” was introduced into China for the first time. This competition received strong support from the Chinese government and the scientific community in China. Yilian Jin, Xubang Shen, Xin-gui He and Zuoning Chen, four senior academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, served as the chairman and vice-chairmen of the competition steering committee. This competition also received full support from the Department of High and New Technology Development and Industrialization of Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and Tsinghua University.