A 14-member Chinese research team received the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Gordon Bell Prize at the 2021 Supercomputing Conference in Saint Louis, US on November 18 for their project "Closing the Quantum Supremacy Gap: Achieving Read-Time Simulation of a Random Quantum Circuit Using a New Sunway Supercomputer".
Recipients of the award, the highest award that is given in the field of high-performance computing applications, include Fu Haohuan and Chen Dexun from Tsinghua University and the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi. The remaining members of the team arefrom Zhejiang Laboratory in Hangzhou and Shanghai Research Center for Quantum Sciences.
As key members of the Chinese team, Tsinghua researchers played a leading role in the design and review of research framework and the performance optimizing of irregular tensors in the quantum circuit simulation.
It is the third time that researchers from Tsinghua University have been recognized with this prestigious award.
In 2016 and 2017, Fu took part in research for developing a highly-scalable solver for atmospheric dynamics, as well as for nonlinear earthquake simulations, receiving the award two years consecutively.
Editor: Li Han