A team of Computer Science students won the First Class Award in the Student Supercomputer Challenge 2017 held in April. The HKBU team reached the final, winning the First Class Award as one of the top 8 teams out of the 230 teams taking part from around the world. The HKBU team was the only one from Hong Kong to reach the final.
Led by Dr Chu Xiaowen, Associate Professor, and Mr Xu Pengfei, Computer Science alumnus, the team comprised Wang Shihao (Year 2), Zou Xueyan and Cheong Chin-wang (Year 3), Wei Wenzhou and Ho Chun-san (Year 4).
Zou Xueyan thanked Dr Chu and the other team members for their support. She said the competition had taught the team a great deal, describing it as a valuable learning experience and an opportunity to broaden one’s horizons.
The contest is one of the world’s largest supercomputing contests. After two months of preliminary matches, 20 teams were selected for the finals, which were held in the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China. The final round required teams to design their own supercomputing system, with the constraint of 3,000 watts of power, and apply it to seven front-line scientific and engineering projects.