ZOJ Problem Set - 1449
Given a cube of positive and negative integers, find the sub-cube with the largest sum. The sum of a cube is the sum of all the elements in that cube. In this problem, the sub-cube with the largest sum is referred to as the maximal sub-cube.
A sub-cube is any contiguous sub-array of size 1x1x1 or greater located within the whole array.
As an example, if a cube is formed by following 3x3x3 integers:
0 -1 3
-1 -3 -1
3 1 -1
Then its maximal sub-cube which has sum 31 is as follows:
Each input set consists of two parts. The first line of the input set is a single positive integer N between 1 and 20, followed by NxNxN integers separated by white-spaces (newlines or spaces). These integers make up the array in a plane, row-major order (i.e., all numbers on the first plane, first row, left-to-right, then the first plane, second row, left-to-right, etc.). The numbers in the array will be in the range [-127,127].
The input is terminated by a value 0 for N.
The output is the sum of the maximal sub-cube.
Source: Asia 1997, Shanghai (Mainland China)