Asia University President Tsai Leads Delegation to Visit Supermicro, Discuss Research Collaboration

  • 2024-04-15
  • 人社院工讀生
Engaging in Sustainable Development and Smart Healthcare Exchange with Supermicro Founder

President Jeffrey J. P. Tsai of Asia University, along with faculty members from the university's "AI Intelligence and Smart Healthcare" team, visited the headquarters of Supermicro in Santa Clara, California, in March this year. During the visit, they met with Supermicro's founder and CEO, Charles Liang, as well as consultants Alex Hsu and Phidias Chou, and AI & GPU expert Hsu, to discuss research collaboration.

螢幕擷取畫面 2024-05-02 114055Founded in 1993, Supermicro is a global leader in computer servers and storage solutions, specializing in designing and manufacturing high-performance, energy-efficient servers, storage systems, workstations, and related hardware components. Their products are widely used in data centers, enterprise networks, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing, renowned for their advanced hardware technology and innovative solutions.

Supermicro's founder and CEO, Charles Liang, is deeply committed to global sustainable development and has introduced innovations such as water-cooled cooling systems and green computing solutions to reduce costs and environmental impact. The company focuses on designing and manufacturing servers and storage systems equipped with the latest CPU and GPU technologies from NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD, with low power consumption rates.

Liang emphasized the growing demand for AI and the need for server acceleration to drive industry development. Data centers currently consume 1% to 1.5% of global electricity demand, making green computing essential. Supermicro's innovative Rack Scale liquid cooling solution significantly reduces the need for traditional cooling methods, leading to a 40% reduction in data center electricity costs. Implementing Supermicro technology could reduce a data center's PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) to nearly 1.0, saving up to $10 billion in energy costs, equivalent to eliminating the need for 30 fossil fuel power plants.

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President Tsai and the Asia University AI team, including Professor Huang Kuan-Tsae from the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Vice Dean Chang Wen-Thong from the College of Information and Electrical Engineering, Dean of Industry-Academia Liaison Dr. Charles Wang, Professor Chen Hsing-chung from the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, and Associate Professor Chan Wen-Ling  from the Biomedical Department, held discussions with Supermicro personnel.
President Tsai introduced Asia University's educational mission and its emphasis on "the three virtues of  education" focusing on cultivating students' abilities to grasp future trends and engage with society. He mentioned Asia University's consecutive 10-year ranking as the "Best University in the World" and its top positions in Taiwan's private universities in various fields, along with 19 professors recognized as "top 2% global scientists."  President Tsai highlights Asia University’s role as a “cradle for nurturing the AI-driven smart healthcare industry,” emphasizing the concept of a “Green University,” He expressed his strong hope for further collaboration with Supermicro in the future.  

Asia University houses research centers such as the Precision Health Research Center, Big Data Research Center, and Financial Technology Blockchain Technology Research Center, all relying on high-speed computing capabilities, aligning with its focus on sustainable development.

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