Shanghai Tech University
Virtual Student Cluster Competition Team Members Event Type
Virtual Student Cluster Competition
TimeThursday, 19 November 20208:30am - 5pm EST
DescriptionMotivation: SC is one of the most important conferences for the supercomputing community. It’s also an excellent platform for us to practice, strengthen our skills, and know what communities care about. What’s more, it would help our members to build a relationship with friends from all over the world and to seek for any potential position they would apply in future years. Our previous members pursue their studies both in prestigious schools like Johns Hopkins, ETH, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of California Riverside and in world-famous companies like Xilinx thanks to the experience and connections made in SC along with their further efforts in their fields.
Experience: For the first time we participated in the ASC18 final competition, and we led the region Benchmark and hit the highest prediction precision in the MS MARCO machine reading comprehension task. Finally, we won the silver prize and e-prize. For the markable performance in ASC18, we were invited by Inspur to attend the ISC18 SCC at Frankfurt. We achieved the highest HPCG score and hit the highest score in ImageNet benchmark at ISC18.
Last year, we also participate in SCC at SC19. We got good rankings in the benchmark. In the IO500 benchmark, we innovatively designed a soft RAID0 with 16 SSDs for both consistency and performance. Moreover, we analyzed several File Systems, including PVFS, Lustre, and BeeGFS to fulfill our needs. We also solved the SST with the best solution among all the teams. Unfortunately, we miss the deadline to upload all the files. This was the biggest mistake we have made, but yet is an invaluable lesson we learned from the previous experience. Despite that, Rick Stevens from the University of Chicago gave a thumb up to our team for our ideas.
Team Members: At ShanghaiTech, every undergraduate student is encouraged to take math, physics, chemistry, biology, and programming courses no matter whatever his/her major is. Most of our members have the experiences of collaborating with students and researchers who are working in different domains, which highly matches the supercomputer community.
There are one female and five male student members in our GeekPie_HPC team for the SC’20 competition. The members have a solid knowledge of algorithms, computer architecture, operating systems, etc. Some of them are interested in artificial intelligence, networks, robotics, storage respectively. Heterogeneous devices including GPU, ARM are applied in our system. We believe that heterogeneity in systems with hierarchical processing units will be a trend. We hope that our attempts at offloading workload to dedicated computing architectures can further improve the application performance.
Advisor: We have Dr. Shu Yin as our primary advisor. Dr. Shu Yin is at present an assistant professor and research scientist in the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems, storage systems, high-performance computing, energy-efficiency, fault tolerance, and reliability analysis. He has been on the program committees of various international conferences, including IEEE ICPP, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE HPCC, IEEE Cluster, and IEEE IPCCC.
Virtual Student Cluster Competition Team Members