We are happy to invite you to an exciting online event: ICPC 2022 Online Challenge powered by HUAWEI，which will start on September 15, 2022, 00:00 UTC (UTC+0).
In this Challenge, you will have a unique chance:
- to compete for 2 weeks online during the 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)!
Everyone is welcome to participate. It is an individual competition. ICPC 2022 Online Challenge powered by HUAWEI (open to the public): September 15 — September 30, 2022, 00:00 UTC (UTC+0)
This time HUAWEI has prepared 2 challenging tasks for you from different business domains – Data Communication and Cloud.
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 15 days only. We hope you'll enjoy this complex yet very exciting Challenge!
Each problem will have its own scoreboard and its own prize fund, so this is a unique chance for you to win double prizes for two solved problems!
Problem No 1: Optimal graph partitioning for fast routing
This problem comes from HUAWEI’s Data Communication business domain, in which routing algorithms have always been a critical issue. In the future, as more and more communication devices are connected to networks, data communication will face an interconnected network formed by ultra-large-scale network devices.
In this challenge, data communication experts of HUAWEI will provide you several network topologies. By dividing them into abstract domains, you need to scale down these topologies and enable quick route calculation, so that fast route convergence can be implemented on large-scale networks. Domain division must address the optimal routing and network scale constraints, so a routing algorithm that effectively divides domains while also meeting these constraints is the core of the algorithm design.
Problem No 2: Topology-Aware VM Placement
This problem comes from another HUAWEI’s business domain – Huawei Cloud. To win the competition in cloud computing market, major cloud service providers are focusing on improving the utilization of cloud resources, as this will allow to reduce the cost of cloud services. It is estimated that even a 1% increase in cloud service resource utilization can save millions of dollars in costs. The optimization of resource utilization, in turn, requires the development of advanced algorithms and technologies for cloud resource management.
The virtual machine (VM) placement algorithm considered in this contest is one of these critical algorithms, which is used to select a physical machine for running a user VM. Since VM requests arrive dynamically, this algorithm works in online fashion. The main goal is to maximize the number of successfully placed VMs. As the algorithm runs on a resource pool of fixed size the more requests are allocated, the less resources are wasted and the more resource efficient is the algorithm. A secondary goal is to maximize the number of VMs placed without violation of additional soft constraints, as it improves the cloud user experience.
Grand Prize (Rank 1):
Problem 1: 15,000 EUR + the travel trip to the 46th Annual ICPC World Finals in a guest role
Problem 2: 15,000 EUR + the travel trip to the 46th Annual ICPC World Finals in a guest role
First Prize (Rank 2- 6):
Problem 1: 8,000 EUR
Problem 2: 8,000 EUR
Second Prize (Rank 7- 16):
Problem 1: 3,000 EUR
Problem 2: 3,000 EUR
Third Prize (Rank 17 – 46):
Problem 1: HUAWEI FreeBuds
Problem 2: 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
By participating in this Challenge, you agree to the Challenge Rules and Conditions of Participation
Good luck, we hope this will be fun!