The IEEE Computer Society has announced the winner of this year’s Seymour Cray Award, to be presented during SC09 in Portland
Kenichi Miura, a professor at the National Institute of Informatics, is the 2009 winner of the IEEE Computer Society’s prestigious Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.
Miura, a professor in NII’s Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division, is also director of the Center for Grid Research and Development and a Fellow of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. He was cited for leading the groundbreaking development of the Fujitsu vector processors, hardware, and software. Miura was recognized for his unique contributions to the field of computer engineering by bringing a strong background in numerical algorithms and applications to the task of designing systems that deliver high performance on real scientific applications.
Miura made significant contributions to the Fujitsu vector systems in the 80s
Cray Award Selection Chair Daniel Reed wrote that “Dr. Miura was one of the key leaders of the Japanese supercomputing designs, which were the only peers of the pioneering designs created by Seymour Cray.”