Voting has started for 2017 Annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards

Each year the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by HPCwire’s readers across the HPC community, to recognize the most outstanding individuals, organizations, products and technologies in the industry. Nomination period was closed on 27 August 2017.

We highlight some of the nominated persons, projects or initiatives relating to PRACE or to PRACE partners.

Now it’s up to you to vote.

Polls are open until 1 October 2017, 11:45 PM PT.

Best Use of HPC in Physical Sciences

  • Scientists from CEA, CNRS, University Paris-Diderot, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of Montréal explained the Sun’s eleven-year magnetic cycle by performing large simulations and, implementing in-transit post-processing, parallel I/O and remote visualization using the ASH Code on GENCI, PRACE and Compute Canada HPC resources.

Best Use of HPC in Energy

  • CERFACS and CNRS perform first-ever large eddy simulation of instabilities in a rocket engine using the AVBP code on more than 65k cores; through code modernization the code is now able to scale out to more than 200k cores using PRACE allocation on Fermi (Cineca, Italy).

Best Use of High Performance Data Analytics

  • ETH Zurich for its new “Leonhard Med” medical data and computing environment, which manages diverse IT requirements from biomedical research.

Best HPC Collaboration (Academia/Government/Industry)

  • Mont-Blanc, European R&D projects investigating a new type of energy efficient computer architecture for HPC, leveraging ARM processor.

Top Energy-Efficient HPC Achievement

  • PRACE-3IP PCP Pre-Commercial Procurement concerning R&D services on “Whole System Design for Energy Efficient HPC.

Workforce Diversity Leadership Award

  • PRACE for its Ada Lovelace Award – launched in 2016 and presented for the second time at PRACEdays17 and awarded to bio scientist Dr. Frauke Graeter of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies and University of Heidelberg.
  • Women in HPC (WHPC) – created with the vision to educate and collaborate with the HPC community and encourage participation by providing knowledge, fellowship, and support to women and the organisations that employ them.

Outstanding Leadership in HPC

  • Dr. Anwar Osseyran, Chair of the PRACE Council – gathered and engaged 24 European organisations, supported by their governments, to harmonise their different objectives, and to finally commit to the PRACE 2 programme ratified in spring 2017.
  • Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Center – General Chair of SC17 (first SC chair from outside the US).