The fifth iteration of the regional APAC HPC-AI student competition will tackle the pressing global problems of human health and sustainability.
The HPC-AI Advisory Council, National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia launched the fifth iteration of the regional APAC HPC-AI student competition. Spanning six intensive months, the annual competition hosts graduate, advanced degree and undergraduate students from across the APAC region to develop their skillsets and challenge their understanding of high performance computing (HPC) and AI technologies as well as showcase their mastery of the two disciplines in a spirited international competition.
The 2022 APAC HPC-AI Competition will see 100s students representing 22 teams from 12 countries and regions in APAC vying for the coveted crown of this year’s best team.
This year’s competition includes 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 further understanding and find solutions for the improvement of human health and sustainability of our planet’s resources and environment. These topics include developing future green energy mechanisms using HPC technology; analyzing and training satellite data with AI technology for better climate modeling and weather forecasting, and; using deep learning technology to perform DNA Sequence Fast Decoding for enhanced disease prevention and medical care.
The specific tasks of the 2022 competition include:
HPC-AI Advisory Council, NSCC Singapore and NCI Australia will provide support in the form of HPC and AI fundamental education and competition task training for all participants. Additionally, NSCC Singapore and NCI Australia will provide the CPU and GPU clusters from their HPC centers for all teams to practice their code.
“The APAC HPC-AI competition has become a tremendous annual event, bringing hundreds of students from all over the APAC region together to build upon their HPC and AI fundamentals and work on important tasks that are critical to the world,” said Gilad Shainer, Chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council. “We wish the students great success in their coming accomplishments and thank NSCC Singapore and NCI Australia for their supercomputing resource support, education and training.”
“The human health and environment related tasks of the 2022 competition are especially relevant to the APAC region that hosts some sixty percent of the world’s population. The annual HPC-AI Competition is a crucial training ground that nurtures the next generation of HPC and AI professionals, and prepares them to meet such challenges head on,” said Associate Professor Tan Tin Wee, Chief Executive of NSCC Singapore. “Our collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council and our close partners from NCI Australia will help accelerate the advancement of HPC and AI skillsets of the region’s student communities.”
“The HPC-AI Competition exposes students to real-world disciplines and encourages new ways of thinking and tackling problems,” said Dr. Jingbo Wang, Manager of Training and Research Engagement at NCI Australia. “We look forward to an exciting, educational competition, and sincerely thank the HPC-AI Advisory Council for their tremendous collaboration in helping cultivate the region’s talent pool of HPC and AI experts.”
The winning teams will be announced in November 2022 followed by an official award ceremony to celebrate all the competitors at the annual SupercomputingAsia 2023 conference, which will be held in Singapore from the February 28–March 2, 2023.
For more information on the competition please visit www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com.