DescriptionStudent Cluster Competition (SCC) has a long tradition at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), even before the installation of Tianhe-2, the once-fastest supercomputer. In the last decade, the SCC team has been one of the most competitive SCC teams. At ASC, we won the 4th from 2012 to 2017, the 3rd with an e-prize in 2019, and the 3rd with the Highest Linpack in 2021. At ISC, we won the 4th in both 2019 and 2021. In addition, we were the champion of IndySCC last year. For us, our application to SCC@SC shows our persistent efforts in exploring the frontier in HPC. Our motivations and strengths are as follows:

First, most of our team members with disciplinary diversity are with HPC skills and rich SCC experience. 4 out of 6 members have the experience in SCC, and have participated in ASC'22 and ISC'22. We have invited experts from academia and industry to deliver lectures on HPC-related topics. With regular training designed by senior members, team members familiarized themselves with system setup, software management, and optimization using MPI, OpenMP, and CUDA. With training cluster management skills and preparing for the Mystery Applications, the team members have, on their own, deployed and tuned a wide range of benchmark suites and applications (e.g., HPL, WRF, ICON). Therefore, we are confident in both managing our cluster and optimizing parallel programs on it.

Second, our members with disciplinary diversity have particular interests in the fields of architecture, algorithm, AI, database, etc. Since our team members are in different majors, we can investigate problems from different perspectives. For example, Siran Liu has participated in many interdisciplinary competitions (e.g. IGEM), which enable us to glance at new applications from a higher perspective. And Tianxing Yang, who previously majored in Mathematics, will certainly bring us more distinctive ideas from his point of view. Zhe Tang and Yang Ye were post-contestants in the Physics and Chemistry Contests, and they will apply their own experience to solving problems. Han Huang and Tianxing Yang, have participated in SYSU ACM-ICPC Team, and are capable to optimize the algorithms of HPC applications.

Last but not least, we have valuable guidance from our advisor Dr. Dan Huang, a PC member of SC22. Dr. Dan Huang is currently an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. He received Ph.D. in computer engineering at the University of Central Florida. His research interests are scientific data management, in-memory computing, parallel programming model, and distributed storage systems. In addition, he worked at Oak Ridge National Lab, USA (ORNL) as a short-term researcher for about ten months. His research has been published in many top-tier conferences and journals, including TC, TPDS, ICDCS, IPDPS, and DAC.
Event Type
Student Cluster Competition
TimeMonday, 14 November 20227pm - 9pm CST
LocationSCC Booth
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