Tsinghua University Team
Student Cluster Competition
Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI)
Education and Training and Outreach
HPC Training and Education
TimeThursday, 18 November 202110am - 3pm CST
Description1.HPC and Computational Science Experience
Tsinghua SCC (Student Cluster Competition) Team is one of the most competitive teams worldwide currently in SCC challenges. In recent years, we won champion titles at SC’15, ISC’15, ASC’15, ISC’17, ASC’17, ASC’18, ISC’18, SC’18, SC’19, and SC’20 competitions. And we have been continuously recruiting new members to maintain the team activity and inherit competition experience.
Many of us are working as research assistants in laboratories, and many projects that we have finished are related to HPC or computational science. Zeyu Song is working on automatic acceleration for GPU devices. Mingshu Zhai has experience in developing graph mining applications. Kaiyuan Rong has participated in developing deep neural network framework that optimizes tensor programs. Yanyu Ren is working on scheduling techniques for GPU architectures on different scales. We know various aspects, and we can work together to cope with multiple types of challenges.
2. Interdisciplinary Knowledge
In terms of interdisciplinary knowledge, our team members each have their specialty in different non-computing fields. Zeyu Song has provided system support for several programming contests. Mingshu Zhai participated in the Electronic Trading Challenge. Kaiyuan Rong and Yuxi Zhu have received various prizes in math competitions since high school. Yanyu Ren minors in Economics & Finance. We believe interdisciplinary knowledge can broaden our thinking when we meet difficulties.
3. Broad Background
In addition, we have a solid foundation of various types of fields and skills such as programming, algorithms, and data structures. Most of us have participated in the Olympiad in Informatics contests in high school. After admission to Tsinghua University, we keep up our work while extensively learning computer theory and architecture, parallel computing, and programming on various platforms. Diversified computer skills and the experiences mentioned above enable us to make practical solutions to real problems efficiently.
4. Competition Experience
For the prior competition experience, Mingshu Zhai and Zeyu Song have participated in the ISC’20 and SC’20 competitions. They have detailed knowledge about the full workflow of the competition. In addition, most of us are playing an important role in the upcoming ASC’21 and ISC’21 competitions. Also, former members of our team are invited to join our discussion and provide inspiration, especially when we meet difficulties similar to what they have encountered.
5. Reasons for Participation
The challenges of SC competitions come in different aspects, from tuning large-scale programs to designing an informative and delicate poster and presenting it to nonprofessional viewers. The most precious thing is that our ability to find and solve problems will be greatly improved. By attending the competition, we can gain comprehensive knowledge and experience not only in the field of HPC but helpful in our whole future academic career as well.
6. Advisor’s Background
Our advisors, Jidong Zhai and Wentao Han, are teachers in the department of computer science. They join the discussion in our weekly meeting, help us to contact experts of the applications, and find support for the hardware we need. Details of advisors’ background are provided in part “Team Preparation”.