ZHENGZHOU, China, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 2017 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC17) held its opening ceremony at Zhengzhou University and hundreds of supercomputing experts and team representatives from worldwide attended the opening ceremony. A total of 230 teams will challenge the world 's fastest supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight, artificial intelligence application, Gordon Bell Award nomination application, and compete for top 20 places in the finals.
The number of teams registered ASC17 Challenge has reached a new high, up 31% compare to the last year. The competition platforms and applications have been designed to reflect the leading-edge characteristic: Sunway TaihuLight and the most advanced supercomputer in Henan province, located in the middle of China, will perform different competition applications. Baidu's AI application, intelligent driving traffic prediction and a high-resolution global surface wave simulation MASNUM_WAVE, a 2016 Gordon Bell Prize finalist will give teams the opportunities to challenge the "Super Brain" and the "Big Science". Meanwhile, ASC17 finals will select top 20 teams, compared to 16 teams in previous years.