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Report on the 20th Supercomputing Contest

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April 9, 2015

The "Supercomputing Contest" (SuperCon) is a four-day problem-solving competition for programs created by students. This fiscal year marks the 20th anniversary of the contest. A total of 21 teams qualified for the competition held at Tokyo Institute of Technology from August 18 to 21, 2014. The results were announced on August 22 and a presentation ceremony was held.

This year's problem was a "Tetris-style Puzzle Game." Sets of 100 to 200 pieces more complicated than Tetris were provided. Then, teams calculated the piece order, position, and rotation so the final height of the stacked pieces was as low as possible.

Before announcing the SuperCon competition results, the Institute Prize was presented in recognition of an outstanding performance by a program.

Institute Prize (The Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers, The Information Processing Society of Japan)

Team MamaGoto (Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology)

(The prize was awarded for their "parallelized algorithm using MPI")

Output from team MamaGoto's solution (Problem 3)

Competition Results

The height of the stacked pieces was scored and the ranking determined according to the lowest total height scores for all three problems.

 
Team Name
Score (Height)
School Name
1st Place
MamaGoto
1, 1, 5 Total 7
Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology
2nd Place
Nicotoum
5, 5, 10 Total 20
Shibuya Junior & Senior High School
3rd Place
Sontaku
6, 1, 16 Total 23
Takamatsu High School

The top three teams were given a prize certificate, plaque, medal, and commemorative gift by Tokyo Institute of Technology Executive Vice President, Kiyoshi Otani.

1st Place: MamaGoto (Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology)
1st Place: MamaGoto (Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology)

2nd Place: Nicotoum (Shibuya Junior & Senior High School)

2nd Place: Nicotoum (Shibuya Junior & Senior High School)

3rd Place: Sontaku (Takamatsu High School)

3rd Place: Sontaku (Takamatsu High School)

See you at next year's "Summer Cyber Championship" Supercomputing Contest.

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