Frequently Asked Question


  • Mar. 18th. ASC15 Q&A Update. Please pay special attention to those questions in red.
  • Mar.11th. Question and Answer updates.

    Q1. Benefits from this challenge

    Promote the fundamental and applicable technology; improve students' ability to tackle actual problems; motivate student' interests to study supercomputing; meet with international peers, and probably find their next step to higher education or explore job opportunities.

    Q2. Registration Fees

    Not yet.

    Q3. When and where

    The preliminary contest will be held in Mar 19th with the submission of the proposal through email.

    The final challenge will be held in Mid May. The qualified teams are required to deploy a cluster, conduct Linpack, conduct applications, and present results in Sun Yat-sen University.

    Q4. Procedure

    Register -> Submit proposal -> Proposal rank -> Final challenge -> Award

    Q5. Is it required to register before submit the proposal


    Q6. How to register

    Fill in the registration form, stamp it, and email it back to the committee before Dec, 2014.

    Q7. When to submit the proposal

    The deadline to submit the proposal is in Mar. 19th. Once the committees confirm the registration, you will be given (alongside other teams) the information of the preliminary contest.

    Q8. Registration due date

    Jan. 9th, 2015.

    Q9. Is it possible to have more than one team from a university

    Ok, but no more than one team will be selected for the final.

    Q10. The composition of a team

    A team includes five students and an advisor.

    Q11. How many teams can one advisor supervise

    One advisor can only supervise one team.

    Q12. Is it possible to have team member(s) from a Department other than Computer Science

    Yes. But the team members must be undergraduate students.

    Q13. When will the teams qualified for the final challenge be announced

    Mar. 23th.

    Q14. What happens during the final challenge

    High Performance Linpack; and three applications; one MIC application; and presentation.

    Q15. Where to find the application examples and software

    The committee will announce the related application instrcutions, and encourage teams to find related application themselves. During the final challenge, the committee will provide the unified application workload.

    Q16. Does the committee provide certain technical supports

    The committee and INSPUR will provide test clusters to the qualified teams. Two experts will provide the technical support. More details can be obtained from the committee later.

    Q17. What is the arrangement of the final challenge

    The hardware will be provided by INSPUR. The qualified teams should arrive at the venue one day before the challenge in order to install, debug and so on. Before the final challenge, the committee will announce the unified application workload. The final ranking will be made by the score of each item. (Subsequently informed)

    Q18. Team's video (with English subtitle) are welcomed and will be share on this web.

    The video can show team members working together; Shout out the slogan loudly (in local language); Significant locations of the university; Determination and feeling about the competition; Encouragement among teammates; Arrangement and communication of the team ; The advisor's summary of the preparation and expectations; Anything else to show your team

    Q19. Any other way(s) to find information on the challenge

    Please contact the committees, check the official web, event weibo (Chinese twitter), local INSPUR employees and WeChat.

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