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Acer successfully powered the 2018 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2018) in Tsukuba, Japan, as the sole provider of notebook PCs for contestants and staff, as well as servers to run the contest management systems and language translations. In total, Acer provided 450 Aspire notebooks, Altos servers, and on-site technical support for the contest held from September 1 to 8 this year.
Acer was proud to be part of this initiative that promotes scientific and cultural exchange among young computer scientists who are the innovators of tomorrow, and to foster more innovation and ideas for the future in informatics and IT.
Acer Japan teamed up with the Taipei headquarters to support this meaningful event, in addition to hosting the Knowledge Fair where an expert from Acer’s Value Lab interacted with students in an information session on trends in artificial intelligence—further deepening a scientific and cultural exchange.
The IOI is one of the five international science Olympiads, and one of
the most prestigious computer science competitions in the world. More than 900
participants from 85 countries attended the IOI 2018 in Tsukuba, Japan. In 2019
the IOI will be held in Azerbaijan.