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SuperCon 2018 – 24th Supercomputing Contest for high school students

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October 25, 2018

Tokyo Tech and Osaka University hosted the 24th Supercomputing Contest (SuperCon) for high school and technical college students from August 20 to 24. This year, twenty-two teams who advanced through the preliminary rounds created programs for TSUBAME3.0, Tokyo Tech's supercomputer.

Twelve teams of two to three students from eastern Japan took on the challenge at the Tokyo Tech Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), while ten western Japan teams put their minds to work at Osaka University's Cybermedia Center (CMC). This year's problems involved simulating a quantum computer.

Teams working together

Teams working together

SuperCon 2018 awardees

Assistant Professor Ryuhei Mori explaining this year's challenge
Assistant Professor Ryuhei Mori explaining this year's challenge

After greetings and congratulatory words from GSIC Director Isao Yamada, Tokyo Tech Executive Vice President Isao Satoh, CMC Director Shinji Shimojo, and Masami Hagiya from the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), the top-performing teams were recognized. Team Anantash from Nada Senior High School took first prize. The top three teams received medals and certificates. Team SHIROXTL from Miyasaki Nishi High School won the Institute Prize from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers and IPSJ in recognition of their outstanding algorithm and coding.

Ranking
Team
School
1
Anantash
Nada Senior High School
2
dispro
Osaka Prefectural Otemae Senior High School
3
SHIROXTL
Miyazaki Nishi High School
4
justiCE
Saitama Prefectural Omiya Senior High School
5
Vimaster
Hamamatsu Technical High School
6
Kerberos
Hamamatsu Technical High School

Group photo at Tokyo venue

Group photo at Tokyo venue

Contact

SuperCon 2018 Committee

Global Scientific Information and Computing Center

Email sc18query@gsic.titech.ac.jp

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