November 15, 2011
Final results based on selections made by HPCwire readers and editors globally
SEATTLE, Nov. 15 -- HPCwire (www.HPCwire.com), the leading publication for news and information from the high performance computing industry announced the winners of the 2011 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards at the 23rd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC11) in Seattle, Washington. Jeff Hyman, president and group publisher of Tabor Communications Inc., parent company of HPCwire, revealed the list of winners from the HPCwire booth during the opening gala on Monday evening.
HPCwire has designated two categories of Awards: (1) Readers' Choice, where winners have been determined through election by HPCwire readers, and (2) Editors' Choice, where winners have been selected by a panel of editorial and executive staff, recognized HPC luminaries, and contributing editors from industry. These awards are widely recognized as the most prestigious recognition given by the HPC community to its own each year.
"It's an honor and a privilege to take time during the most important supercomputing conference worldwide to acknowledge the organizations and the individuals behind them who exemplify the hard work, dedication, and effort that has taken place the past year to develop new technologies that ultimately benefit mankind.," said Jeff Hyman, president and group publisher of Tabor Communications Inc. "The awards represent the highest level of recognition to the leaders and luminaries in the high performance computing industry by our HPCwire readers and the HPC community alike. Our warmest congratulations go out to all the recipients of this year's awards."
The 2011 HPCwire Readers and Editors' Choice Awards
Best use of HPC application in manufacturing
Readers' Choice: The Boeing Company
Editor's Choice: The AAI Corporation
Best use of HPC in life sciences
Readers' Choice: NVIDIA Tesla GPU's
Editor's Choice: GNS Healthcare, REFS™ modeling and simulation platform
Best use of HPC in automotive
Readers' Choice: Altair (PBS Works: A division of Altair)
Editor's Choice: The Ford Motor Company
Best use of HPC in financial services
Readers' Choice: NVIDIA Tesla GPU's for JP Morgan Chase
Editor's Choice: Maxeler Technologies solution for accelerating risk models at JP Morgan Chase
Best use of HPC in the oil and gas industry
Readers' Choice: Altair HyperWorks
Editor's Choice: Repsol Energy North America Corporation
Best use of HPC in the entertainment industry
Readers' Choice: NVIDIA's CUDA and Quadro
Editor's Choice: Industrial Light & Magic for "Rango"
Best use of HPC in "edge HPC" application
Readers' Choice: Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center and SGI for Blacklight (SGI Altix UV 1000)
Editor's Choice: IBMResearch DeepQA for IBM Watson
Best use of HPC in the cloud
Readers' Choice: NERSC & The Argonne National Laboratory for Magellan
Editor's Choice: Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.
Best application of "green computing" in HPC
Readers' Choice: Tokyo Institute of Technology TSUBAME 2.0
Editor's Choice: Tokyo Institute of Technology TSUBAME 2.0
Best HPC server product or technology
Readers' Choice: Cray XE6 Supercomputer
Editor's Choice: Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer
Best HPC storage product or technology
Readers' Choice: IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)
Editor's Choice: DataDirect Networks Storage Fusion Architecture
Best HPC software product or technology
Readers' Choice: Nvidia Next Generation Cuda Architecture
Editor's Choice: (two winners)
The Portland Group, Inc. CUDA C for x86
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011
Best HPC visualization product or technology
Readers' Choice: NASA Visualization System: hyperwall-2
Editor's Choice: Kitware Visualization Toolkit (VTK)
Best HPC interconnect product or technology
Readers' Choice: Mellanox Technologies InfiniScale IV
Editor's Choice: Cray Inc. for Cray Gemini Interconnect
Best HPC cluster solution or technology
Readers' Choice: Adaptive Computing Moab Adaptive HPC Suite
Editor's Choice: Platform Computing for Platform LSF
Top supercomputing achievement
Readers' Choice: Bull's Tera 100 at CEA: Europe's First Petascale Supercomputer
Editor's Choice: Fujitsu and RIKEN: Fujitsu Supercomputer "K computer"
Best HPC collaboration between government and industry
Readers' Choice: TSUBAME-2.0 project in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Data Direct Networks, Intel, NEC, Nvidia, Mellanox/Voltaire, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard
Editor's Choice: New York State partnership with Intel, IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, TSMC and Samsung
Top 5 new products or technologies to watch
1. Intel Sandy Bridge
2. IBM Blue Gene Q
3. Nvidia Tesla for GPGPU Computing
4. Cray XK6
5. AMD 6200 CPUs series (Interlagos)
1. Solid State Storage
2. Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC)
3. AMD Opteron 6200 (Interlagos)
4. NVIDIA Kepler GPU
5. IBM Blue Gene Q
Top 5 vendors to watch
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About Tabor Communications Inc.
Tabor Communications Inc. is a leading international media, advertising, and communications company that provides solutions, news and information to the high performance computing (HPC), cloud, data-intensive and digital manufacturing communities. Publisher of HPCwire, Datanami, HPC in the Cloud, and Digital Manufacturing Report, other Tabor Communications companies include Tabor Advertising and Tabor Publications & Events. Learn more at www.taborcommunications.com/.
About the International Conference for High Performance Computing (SC11)
SC11 will feature the latest scientific and technical innovations from around the world. Bringing together scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and managers, SC11 will be the forum for demonstrating how these developments are driving new ideas, new discoveries and new industries. This year's SC11 thrust is: Data Intensive Science; the theme is Connecting Communities; and the technical program focus is on sustained performance. The SC11 conference is taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., November 12 - 18, 2011. For more information on the conference and to register, visit http://sc11.supercomputing.org/.
Source: Tabor Communications, Inc.
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