IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
The Sidney Fernbach award, established in memory of high performance
computing pioneer Sidney Fernbach, is awarded by the IEEE Computer
Society. It is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding
contribution in the application of high performance computers using
innovative approaches. This years recipient is Cleve Moler, a
mathematician and computational scientist specializing in numerical
In 1985, Dr. Moler joined Intel to co-found the Supercomputing Division and produce the first commercial parallel computer line, the Intel iPSC, whose development led to the Paragon and to ASCI Red.During his years as a professor of Mathematics at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Moler developed packages of mathematical software for computational science and engineering. These packages eventually formed the basis for MATLAB, a high-level technical computing environment. Cleve Moler is also the developer of the LINPACK and EISPACK scientific subroutine libraries. The award includes a certificate and $2,000
ACM - IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award
The Ken Kennedy Award is awarded jointly by the ACM and the IEEE Computer
Society. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to programmability
or productivity in computing. Recipients have also shown a deep commitment
to community service or mentoring programs. The award includes a $5,000
This years winner is Susan L. Graham, a computer science professor at the
University of California, Berkeley. Her research examines human-computer
interaction, programming systems and high performance computing. As a
participant in the Berkeley UNIX project, Graham and her students built
the Berkeley Pascal system and the program profiling tool, gprof. Grahams
work has led to the development of a variety of interactive tools that
enhance programmer productivity. She developed new implementation methods
for programming languages, allowing for improved software performance.
IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award
The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award, presented by the IEEE
Computer Society, honors the memory of Seymour Cray, an electrical
engineer and pioneering supercomputer architect. This award recognizes
individuals whose work has had a significant impact on the supercomputing
industry, and whose innovative contributions best exemplify the creative
spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. It includes a crystal memento,
certificate and $10,000 honorarium.
This years recipient is Chuck Seitz, a designer of innovative computing
and communication systems. His work has exploited asynchrony and
concurrency to achieve performance at the very limits of available
technology. Seitz is also known for creating new disciplines of digital
design and for instilling these approaches in a generation of students and
co-workers. In 1994, Chuck led a team that founded Myricom, a company
dedicated to making the high-performance interconnect and switching
equipment used in multicomputers available as a commercial product.
ACM Gordon Bell Prize
The ACM Gordon Bell Prize Committee selected the paper First principles
calculation of electronic states of a silicon nanowire with 100,000 atoms
on the K computer by Yukihiro Hasegawa et al. for the Sustained
Performance Prize. Dr. Hasegawa and his colleagues achieved more than 3.0
petaflops in simulations of a silicon nanowire.
The paper on Petascale phase-field simulation for dendritic
solidification on the Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer by Takashi Shimokawabe et
al. was selected for the Scalability/Time to Solution Prize. Dr.
Shimokawabe and his colleagues achieved more than 2.0 petaflops by making
very effective use of GPU accelerators.
Because of the unusually high quality of all of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize
finalists, the Committee took the unusual step of awarding Honorable
Mentions to the remaining three finalists papers: Atomistic
nanoelectronics device engineering with sustained performances up to 1.44
PFlop/s by Mathieu Luisier et al., Petaflop biofluidics simulations on a
two million-core system by Simone Melchionna et al., and A new
computational paradigm in multiscale simulations: Application to brain
blood flow" by Leopold Grinberg et al.
The ACM Gordon Bell Prize Committee applauds all five papers as exemples
of the tremendous progress being made in computational science and
engineering and scientific computing.
Winners of the Best Paper Award were John Salmon, Mark Moraes, Ron Dror
and David Shaw for their paper entitled Parallel Random Numbers: As Easy
As 1, 2, 3.
Winners of the Best Student Paper were Wesley Kendall, Jingyuan Wang,
Melissa Allen, Tom Peterka, Jian Huang, David Erickson for their paper
entitled Simplified Parallel Domain Traversal.
Winners of the Best Poster Award were Richard Barrett, Michael Heroux,
Paul Lin, Courtenay Vaughan and Alan Williams for Mini-applications:
Vehicles for Co-Design.
The Best Student Poster was awarded in the ACM Student Research
Competition. The first place winner was Vladimir V. Ufimtsev from
University of Nebraska-Omaha for A Scalable Group Testing Based Algorithm
for Finding D-Highest Betweenness Centrality Vertices in Large Scale
Networks. The second place winner was Sam Ade Jacobs from Texas A&M
University for From Days to Seconds: Scalable Parallel Algorithm for
Motion Planning. The third place winner was Ehsan Totoni from University
of Illinois for Optimizing All-to-All Algorithm for PERCS Network Using
George Michael Memorial HPC Ph.D. Fellowships
In memory of George Michael, one of the founding fathers of the SC
Conference series, this award honors exceptional Ph.D. students throughout
the world whose focus areas are on high performance computing, networking,
storage, and analysis. ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and the SC
Conference sponsor this award. Winners from last year presented their
results in a technical session during the conference.
SC11 Winners are Ignacio Laguna from Purdue University and Xinyu Que from
Honorable Mention awards went to Leonardo Arturo Bautista Gomez from Tokyo
Institute of Technology and Michael J. Duchene from University of Notre
Student Cluster Competition
SC11 again featured the Student Cluster Competition as an opportunity to
showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition. Teams
of undergraduates competed to build a small cluster on the SC exhibit
floor and race to demonstrate the greatest sustained performance across a
series of applications. Held in collaboration with the Communities
Program, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next
generation of students to the high performance computing community.
The Overall Winner was National Tsinghua University from Hsinchu, Taiwan.
The winner for Highest Linpack value was Nizhni Novgorod State University