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SuperCon 2019 – 25th Supercomputing Contest for high school students

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Published: October 4, 2019

Tokyo Tech and Osaka University hosted the 25th Supercomputing Contest (SuperCon) for high school and technical college students from August 19 to 23, 2019. This year, twenty teams who advanced through the preliminary rounds created programs for TSUBAME3.0, Tokyo Tech's supercomputer.

Participants at Tokyo venue, with SuperCon alumni in front row

Participants at Tokyo venue, with SuperCon alumni in front row

Participants at Osaka, with contest winners in center of front row

Participants at Osaka, with contest winners in center of front row

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 eight western Japan teams put their minds to work at Osaka University's Cybermedia Center (CMC). This year's problems involved programming for small-scale deep neural networks.

SuperCon 2019 winners

2019 winners: Team Nerv from Hamamatsu Technical High School

2019 winners: Team Nerv from Hamamatsu Technical High School

After greetings and congratulatory words from GSIC Director Toshiya Ito, Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu, CMC Director Shinji Shimojo, and Masami Hagiya from the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), the top-performing teams were recognized with medals and certificates.

This year's winners were Team Nerv from Hamamatsu Technical High School. Second-place Team aTKoder received special mention for their algorithm and coding skills with the Institute Prize from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers and IPSJ. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the contest, competitors from past contests were also present at the awards ceremony to cheer on those following in their footsteps.

"The finals were a lot tougher than the preliminary rounds," members of Nerv commented.

Ranking
Team
School
1
Nerv
Hamamatsu Technical High School
2
aTKoder
Senior High School at Komaba, University of Tsukuba
3
supercon
Kaisei Senior High School

Congratulations to the winners!

Contact

SuperCon 2019 Committee

Global Scientific Information and Computing Center

Email sc19query@gsic.titech.ac.jp

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