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Satoshi Matsuoka to receive High Performance Parallel Distributed Computation Achievement Award

Satoshi Matsuoka will foster the development of the Post-K computer at RIKEN.

Today ACM announced that that Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka will receive the annual HPDC Achievement Award for his pioneering research in the design, implementation, and application of high performance systems and software tools for parallel and distributed systems.

ACM HPDC is one of the top international conferences in the field of Computer Science / High Performance Calculation, and among them, I am delighted to have won the Society Career Award for the first time as a Japanese. This includes not only research sponsored by Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, National Institute of Informatics, RIKEN (RIKEN), etc. over the years, but also a number of domestic and overseas universities and research institutions including the supercomputer TSUBAME series.

The award will be presented at HPDC 2018 in Tempe, Arizona, where Dr. Matsuoka will deliver a keynote address.

The purpose of HPDC Achievement Award is to recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of HPDC, to raise the awareness of these contributions, especially among the younger generation of PhD students, and to improve the image and the public relations of the HPDC community. The award is presented at the HPDC conference, and the winner is invited to give a keynote presentation at the conference.

Satoshi Matsuoka was recently named director of Riken CCS, the top-tier HPC center that represents HPC in Japan, currently hosting the K Computer and developing the next generation Post-K machine, along with multitudes of ongoing cutting edge HPC research being conducted. He had been a Full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), a Japanese national supercomputing center hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2000, and since 2016 a Fellow at the AI Research Center (AIRC), AIST, the largest national lab in Japan, as well as becoming the head of the joint Lab RWBC-OIL (Open Innovation Lab on Real World Big Data Computing) between the two institutions, in 2017. He was the leader of the TSUBAME series of supercomputers, and has won the 2014 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, the highest prestige in the field of HPC. He still has an appointment as a Professor at the Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, to continue his research activities spanning the three institutions in HPC and scalable Big Data & AI.

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