UPD: Challenge is over. You can find result by this link
We are happy to invite you to the great event the 45th ICPC World Finals Challenge powered by Huawei，which will start on November 17, 2022, 00:00 UTC (UTC+0).
In this Challenge, You will have a unique chance:
- to compete during 14 days online challenge;
- to solve 1 or 2 problems prepared by different business domains of HUAWEI;
- to win amazing prizes from HUAWEI!
As a special prize, HUAWEI together with ICPC Foundation will provide the travel trip to the 46th Annual ICPC World Finals in a guest role to the 2 winners (1 winner for each problem)!
Everybody is welcome to participate. It is an individual competition.
45th ICPC World Finals Challenge powered by Huawei (open to public):
Start: November 17, 2022 00:00 UTC (UTC+0)
Finish: November 30, 2022 23:59 UTC (UTC+0)
This time HUAWEI has prepared 2 challenging tasks for you from different business domains – Central Software Institute and HiSilicon. You are free to choose which problem you would like to solve, and you are also welcome to solve both problems, but please remember the total runtime of both rounds, which start simultaneously, is 14 days only. We hope you'll enjoy this complex yet very exciting Challenge!
Each problem will have own scoreboard and own prize fund, so this is a unique chance for you to win double prize for two solved problems!
Problem No 1: Parameterized Branch Instruction Stream Generation
Benchmarks are popular for estimating and comparing the performance of computer systems which has always been a challenging task faced by computer architects and researchers. However, it is known that as emerging applications evolve, benchmark characteristics drift with time and an optimal design using benchmarks of today may not be optimal for applications of tomorrow. This problem has been aptly described as: “Designing tomorrow’s microprocessors using today’s benchmarks built from yesterday’s programs”. One of the approaches for addressing these challenges is to complement application benchmark suites with synthetic benchmarks.
Program control flow generation algorithm is one of the most difficult questions for synthetic benchmarks. Hence, this problem focuses on generating program control flow for synthetic benchmarks based on MIC related to behavior of conditional branch instructions. In this question, program control flow generation is abstracted to draw a route on a directed graph. The route and the graph with MIC closest to the input will be the winner.
Problem No 2: Task Scheduling and Data Assignment
This is a problem about job scheduling and data assignment. Consider a scenario, where we want to run a complicated software project, on a computing cluster or on a multi-core heterogeneous computing chip. The computing cluster has multiple computing units of various computing power, as well as multiple memory disks with various reading and writing speed. The software project consists of many small computing tasks with inter-dependence among them. During the execution, these tasks will also produce data that need to be stores onto some memory disks. Our goal is to design an efficient task scheduling algorithm, that is able to assign the tasks to different computing units, and to store the data to different memory disks, such that the overall makespan, which is the time the finish the last task, is minimized. As you can imagine, usually when a task starts its execution, it needs to first read the necessary data from the memory disks, and when the computation completes, it will then write its own data to some memory disk for other tasks to read. This means, the schedule of tasks to computing units, and the assignment of data to memory disks are tightly connected to each other, and they will together decide the overall running time of the whole software project.
|Rank||Problem 1||Problem 2|
|Grand Prize (Rank 1)||€15,000 EUR + the travel trip to the 46th Annual ICPC World Finals in a guest role||€15,000 EUR + the travel trip to the 46th Annual ICPC World Finals in a guest role|
|First Prize (Rank 2- 6)||€8,000 EUR||€8,000 EUR|
|Second Prize (Rank 7- 16)||€3,000 EUR||€3,000 EUR|
|Third Prize (Rank 17 – 46)||HUAWEI FreeBuds||HUAWEI FreeBuds|
|* If the allocated HUAWEI Challenge prize cannot be delivered to your region for any reason it may be replaced by another prize of the same value (if no legal restrictions), at the discretion of the sponsor.|
Challenge Rules and Conditions
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Good luck, we hope this will be fun!