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China's Sunway TaihuLight software wins Gordon Bell Prize for second time

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Denver, USA - Nov 16, 2017
1. Various of Subhash Saini, chair of 2017 Gordon Bell Prize Award Committee, announcing award winner
2. Various of attendees listening, applauding
3. Chinese research team members going onto stage
4. Various of Chinese research team members presenting certificates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Satoshi Matsuoka, professor, Computer Science Tokyo Institute of Technology; Gordon Bell Prize judge:
"Both the techniques overcome their difficulties. The fact they've got very high performance and have done excellent science in a very important field. China is affected by earthquakes. My country Japan is also affected by earthquakes. It's very important that these science breakthroughs happen through these very large simulations."
6. Certificate of Top500, biannual ranking of world's 500 fastest supercomputers, for Sunway TailuLight
7. Chinese research team
8. Chinese research team presenting Certificate of Top500, posing for group photo
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Subhash Saini, chair, 2017 Gordon Bell Prize Award Committee:
"I think Chinese have clearly become a leader in this supercomputing. For as you see in the last three, four years, they were top in the LINPACK. And people said 'no, LINPACK is one thing.' But now for the last two years in a row, they have taken the real applications and got the best performance and they can scale their codes to 10 million codes. That is really an achievement. In my opinion, I think now China is our leader in the supercomputing. There is no doubt about that."
10. Various of presentation before award ceremony in progress
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Fu Haohuan, deputy director, China's National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi:
"Our work has gained increasing recognition from foreign experts. They would like to join us, our Chinese teams, more than ever. The two projects shortlisted for the prize, researches either on climate change or on earthquake, both deal with the common issues of the human society. Solutions to a slew of problems require the concerted efforts from scientists of all countries."

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12. Various of PPT on "Enabling Nonlinear Earthquake Simulation for 18-Hz and 8-Meter Scenarios"

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China's earthquake simulation software on Sunway TaihuLight claimed the highest honor in high-performance computing on Thursday in the U.S. city of Denver.

At this year's International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) awarded a 12-member Chinese team with the 2017 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their research project – "18.9-Pflops Nonlinear Earthquake Simulation on Sunway TaihuLight: Enabling Depiction of 18-Hz and 8-Meter Scenarios."

Based on the world's fastest supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight, the software created innovations able to more efficiently process 18.9 petaflops of data and form three-dimensional visualizations of the devastating earthquake in north China's Tangshan City in 1976.

This is the second time that the Sunway TaihuLight has its application winning the prize, named after Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing.

"Both the techniques overcome their difficulties. The fact they've got very high performance and have done excellent science in a very important field. China is affected by earthquakes. My country Japan is also affected by earthquakes. It's very important that these science breakthroughs happen through these very large simulations," said Professor of Computer Science Tokyo Institute of Technology Satoshi Matsuoka, the Gordon Bell Prize judge.

Days ago, the Sunway TaihuLight ranked number one in the Top500 list as the world's fastest supercomputer, with a performance of 93.01 petaflops. It had two of its applications shortlisted for this year's Gordon Bell Prize. The victory of the earthquake simulation software this time provides a pertinent instance that Chinese scientists have strong computing skills to tackle challenges for all mankind.

"I think Chinese have clearly become a leader in this supercomputing. For as you see in the last three, four years, they were top in the LINPACK. And people said 'no, LINPACK is one thing.' But now for the last two years in a row, they have taken the real applications and got the best performance and they can scale their codes to 10 million codes. That is really an achievement. In my opinion, I think now China is our leader in the supercomputing. There is no doubt about that," said Subhash Saini, chair of the 2017 Gordon Bell Prize Award Committee.

It is believed that China will make greater contribution to addressing issues of common concern to human beings.

"Our work has gained increasing recognition from foreign experts. They would like to join us, our Chinese teams, more than ever. The two projects shortlisted for the prize, researches either on climate change or on earthquake, both deal with the common issues of the human society. Solutions to a slew of problems require the concerted efforts from scientists of all countries," said Fu Haohuan, deputy director of China's National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi.

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  • Location : Denver,United States
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  • Location : Denver,Estados Unidos
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