About The Competition

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a pillar of today’s technological world, offering solutions that enable better and more accurate decisions based on the massive amounts of data being collected. AI encompasses a wide range of trends and use cases that apply to nearly every industry today, ranging from security, finance, and image and voice recognition, to self-driving cars and smart cities.

High Performance Computing (HPC) enables universities, research laboratories and commercial vendors to develop the products and services of tomorrow – from safer cars and airplanes, to accurate weather and storm prediction, to finding new cures, and much more. Since HPC and AI applications share the same underlying technologies and infrastructures, new developments in HPC are immediately being adopted for AI, and vice versa.

The APAC HPC-AI competition encourages international teams in the APAC region to showcase their HPC and AI expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition that builds critical skills, professional relationships, competitive spirits and lifelong comraderies.

Co-organized by the HPC-AI Advisory Council (a leading organization for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence research, outreach and education) and the Singapore National Supercomputing Center, the 2018 APAC HPC-AI Competition will start on March 27, 2018 and continue through until July.28 2018 (please refer to the Schedule page for complete schedule details).

Please notice:

  1. All team should submit your presentation slides together with their code on July 28.
  2. HPC-AI Advisory Council will announce the presentation review agenda on July 29.
  3. The presentation review time is in the afternoon of July 30 to Aug 2 & Aug 6 to Aug 9 (We will create online video conference for each team). Each team will have 30 minutes presenting time and 60 mins for Q&A.
  4. The final result will be announced on August.13.
  5. The award launching ceremony will take place on August.27, 2018 at Singapore.

The competition is open to university and technical institute teams from the entire APAC region, and includes both creating missions and addressing challenges around AI development and testing, and high-performance computing workloads.

The winning teams will receive awards as listed below. The winning team will be invited to participate in the 2019 International HPC-ISC Student Cluster Competition, to be held in Germany, June 2019.

The Participations

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Awards (before tax):

First Place (one team): $4,000 (USD) and a reserved spot representing APAC at the 2019 International HPC-ISC Student Cluster Competition, Germany

Second Place (one team): $3,000 (USD)

Third Place (one team): $2,000 (USD)

Merit Prize (up to three teams): $800 (USD)

Each team member will receive a certificate.