SOPHON HACKTHON, sponsored by SOPHGO, is a deep learning programming competition for diverse participants including university students, open-source developers, and SOPHGO ecosystem partners. It features a series of contests at varying algorithmic and software levels, all open-sourced. As a premier deep learning platform, the SOPHON HACKTHON cultivates deep learning talent, harnesses TPU hardware power, and innovates solutions for societal and business challenges. This platform aims to spark open-source innovation, promote open-source practices, and contribute to the open-source ecosystem's growth.
RISC-V has already seen billions of shipments in areas like MCU/IoT and is now challenging the high-performance computing fields of desktop computing, deep learning data centers, and more. In comparison to the software ecosystem in embedded systems and IoT, the software ecosystem for desktop and server domains is rich, requiring significant efforts for porting and optimization.
To expedite the advancement of the RISC-V software ecosystem, as a leading entity in the RISC-V ecosystem, SOPHGO, in collaboration with the RISC-V China community and the PLCT Laboratory of the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has launched the "RISC-V Software Porting and Optimization Championship." This initiative emphasizes the desktop and server software ecosystem, openly presenting a series of competition challenges in various areas such as compilers, runtime environments, deep learning software stacks, and more. Developers worldwide are invited to tackle these challenges and compete for cash prizes.
XuanTie RISC-V Contest on Innovation of Applications, organized by the T-Head Open Chip Community, has been held for the third time in a row. Over the past two years, nearly 3,000 developers joined the competition and developed over 500 innovative solutions covering Industrial Intelligence, Robotics, Visual Devices, Wearables, In-vehicle devices, Carbon neutrality, Smart Community, Smart home, etc.
'The 8th China College IC Competition' is a national competition hosted by the Talent Exchange Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The competition is oriented to the development needs of the service industry and aims to improve the quality of talent training in my country. It creates a collaborative innovation platform for industry, academia and research, integrates industry development needs into the teaching process, and improves college students' innovative practical ability, engineering quality and teamwork spirit. Promote the healthy and rapid development of my country's technology industry.
The CCF Big Data&Computing Intelligence Competition (CCF BDCI) was founded by the Chinese Computer Society in 2013 and is a large-scale challenge competition for algorithms, applications, and systems in the field of big data and artificial intelligence. The competition is aimed at collecting demand from key industries and application fields, guided by cutting-edge technology and industry application issues, with the goal of promoting industry development and upgrading. Through a crowdsourcing and crowdsourcing approach, it gathers the wisdom of various industries, universities, and research at home and abroad, and has discovered and cultivated a large number of high-quality data talents for society.
The competition has been successfully held for ten times, attracting over 180000 participants from 25 countries, over 1500 universities, over 1800 enterprises and institutions, and over 80 research institutions worldwide. It has become one of the most influential, large-scale, and mature comprehensive competitions in the field of big data and artificial intelligence in China.
In 2023, we will welcome the 11th CCF BDCI, which has been striving for innovation for over a decade, continuously exploring new advantages in data value, and building a positive data ecosystem atmosphere. CCF BDCI will further expand its influence, focus on the development of digital economy technology and talent cultivation, and help promote the development of big data technology and industrial ecology in China.
The China International 'Internet+' College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, jointly organized by the Ministry of Education, universities, and enterprises, aims to deepen comprehensive reforms in higher education. It seeks to ignite students' creativity and nurture the backbone of 'mass entrepreneurship and innovation.' SOPHGO, as a collaborative partner, has provided six competition themes based on TPU processors and RISC-V processors, along with corresponding computational hardware support, attracting numerous student teams from various universities to register and participate.
The China Graduate Electronic Design Competition, guided by the Department of Degree Management and Graduate Education of the Ministry of Education, jointly organized by the China Association for Science and Technology Youth Science and Technology Center and the China Electronics Society, is one of the thematic events under the 'China Graduate Innovation Practice Series Contest.' It is a team-based electronic design innovation and creative practice activity for graduate students nationwide, actively participated in by universities and research institutes across the country. This competition, known as the 'Research Electronic Competition,' is oriented toward industry demands and has become a mainstream event that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship consciousness among graduate students in electronic-related disciplines, enhances teamwork, boosts practical abilities, and promotes the comprehensive growth of young innovative entrepreneurs.
The competition is characterized by its high standard, deep participation, high comprehensive quality requirements, and close integration with the industry. It consists of two major parts: technical competitions and a special section for business proposals, offering both self-proposed and corporate-themed categories. AlgoTech has joined through the corporate-themed category and established special awards, focusing on the design of edge computing systems based on TPU processors. AlgoTech also provides participating contestants with powerful development boards, drones, deep learning cars, and other hardware resources.
The Social Computing Innovation Competition is jointly organized by the China Artificial Intelligence Association (CAAI) and the Big Data Development and Management Bureau of Zhejiang Province. Co-hosted by the CAAI Committee on Social Computing and Social Intelligence and the School of Public Administration at Zhejiang University, the competition aims to promote digital government development, leverage the foundational role and innovative potential of data, and support the province's overall digital reform.
The construction of a 'brain,' serving as a breakthrough in advancing the depth of digital reform, is the focal point. The competition will concentrate on the development of 'brain' algorithms, models, and various cross-scenario application designs. Emphasizing data empowerment and reinforcing practical effectiveness, it aims to provide robust support for Zhejiang Province's digital reform. Additionally, the competition hopes that its outcomes can drive the modernization of the national governance system and capabilities, thereby offering strong support for the construction of a digital China.