What is the overall goal of your project?

  • Design and build a supercomputer that is suitable for a set of given science and engineering application with up to 3000W power budget.
  • Optimize real-world engineering applications on the computer.
  • Benchmark and prepare a technical report.

Which grand challenge are you addressing?
Hardware/software co-design for real-world engineering applications with a limited power budget.

What is the key challenge your project is trying to solve?
Learn the latest high-performance computing technologies.

  • Learn the basics of the domain of real-world applications or even a new programming language.
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork.
  • Timed competition against teams all over the world.

What is the impact on society your project has?
Power usage has become a critical constraint in the design of modern processors. Building power-aware computing systems via co-design is a promising approach to maximize the power-performance efficiency for next-generation high-end computing systems as well as personal computers. The engineering practice and methods obtained in this project could potentially contribute to more power efficient devices everyone uses in the future.

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jian Tao

Targeted Majors: All majors with a strong programming background.