Seeking Nominations: 2014 HPC Vanguard Award

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vanguardToday insideHPC announced that the organization is seeking nominations for the HPC Vanguard Award. Launched by The Exascale Report in 2013, the award recognizes critical leaders in the HPC community’s strategic push to achieve exascale levels of supercomputing performance.

The HPC Vanguard Award recognizes leadership in driving the HPC community,” said Rich Brueckner, President of insideHPC. “As the name suggests, Vanguards consistently push the envelope and are always open to new, innovative thinking.”

Exascale computing, which refers to the ability to perform a quintillion calculations per second, has become a global race in which the United States, China, Japan, India and other nations are seeking to achieve the ambitious milestone by the end of the decade. Exascale computing is widely viewed as a critical strategic capability supporting many initiatives and applications such as national security, energy exploration, economic innovation and medical discovery and treatment.

Submit Nominations

Thomas Sterling (left) accepts the 2013 HPC Vanguard from Mike Bernhardt (formerly of The Exascale Report).

Thomas Sterling (left) accepts the 2013 HPC Vanguard from Mike Bernhardt.

To nominate a worthy recipient of the HPC Vanguard Award, please send their name and related information to by Oct. 15, 2014. Be sure to let us know how nominees are pushing the envelope in high performance computing.

The 2014 HPC Vanguard Award will be awarded at SC14 in New Orleans.

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