Cray Endows Graduate Fellowship at Rice

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Cray and Rice University announced today the first Cray HPC graduate fellowship fund has been awarded to Mackale Joyner in honor of the late Ken Kennedy. Cray endowed the Ken Kennedy-Cray Inc. Graduate Fellowship Fund with $150,000 gift. The fund will help support graduate students with a preference towards high performance computing.

Cray logoFrom his pioneering work in FORTRAN optimization to his contributions in parallel programming models, Ken Kennedy helped shape the way we view HPC software today,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “It’s critical that his important work in these areas is continued. We congratulate Mackale Joyner in receiving the first Ken Kennedy-Cray Inc. Graduate Fellowship Fund award and are honored that Cray is able to help advance HPC in this way.”

Ken Kennedy founded the Rice computer science program and was certainly at the forefront of the HPC community. He lost a battle with cancer in February 2007. He will be deeply missed.

Congratulations to Mackale Joyner. You are following in the footsteps of greatness.

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