Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday June 15, 2015

Supercomputing GPUs Power Winner in Student Supercomputer Contest

Our Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform has again powered the winning team in a major international student supercomputing competition. And, GPU technology helped another team set a student record in the supercomputing industry’s top performance benchmark. Again For the third year in a row GPU technologies have helped a team nab the top spot in the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge, the world’s largest supercomputer competition.

This year, 152 teams from around the world took part. Sixteen from around the globe made the cut to compete in the finals, which are held in Asia every year. Held recently in Taiyuan, China, ASC15 pitted the finalists against one another other on seven different application benchmarks. These included three popular scientific applications آ– NAMD, PALABOS and WRF-CHEM. Tsinghua University, aided by the flagship of our Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, the Tesla K80 GPU accelerator, grabbed the highest overall score.