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Georgia Tech’s Vivek Sarkar Wins 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) have named Vivek Sarkar of Georgia Institute of Technology winner of the 2020 ACM/IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Sarkar is recognized for “foundational technical contributions to the area of programmability and productivity in parallel computing, as well as leadership contributions to professional service, mentoring, […]

Call for Papers: SCALE 2020 Scalable Computing Challenge for Cash Prizes

The IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2020) has issued its Call for Papers. “Are you doing real-world problem-solving using computing that scales? Want to win $1000 or $500? Submit a whitepaper to 13th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2020) by Feb 5, 2020. Finalists must register, present & demo at CCGrid 2020.”

Jack Dongarra to Receive 2020 IEEE Computer Pioneer Award

Dr. Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee has been named to receive the IEEE Computer Society’s 2020 Computer Pioneer Award. “The award is given for significant contributions to early concepts and developments in the electronic computer field, which have clearly advanced the state-of-the-art in computing. Dongarra is being recognized “for leadership in the area of high-performance mathematical software.”

Geoffrey C. Fox to receive Ken Kennedy Award at SC19

Today ACM/IEEE named Geoffrey C. Fox of Indiana University Bloomington as the recipient of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. “Fox was cited for foundational contributions to parallel computing methodology, algorithms and software, and data analysis, and their interfaces with broad classes of applications. The award will be presented at SC19 in Denver.”

Julia Computing Chief Scientist Alan Edelman Wins Prestigious IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award

Alan Edelman, professor of applied mathematics at MIT, has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE  Sidney Fernbach Award. Edelman was cited for “for outstanding breakthroughs in high-performance computing, linear algebra, and computational science and for contributions to the Julia programming language. The award will be presented to Edelman at the SC19 awards plenary session on November 19 in Denver.

Call for Papers: Hot Interconnects Conference in Silicon Valley

The Hot Interconnects conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place August 14-16 in Silicon Valley. “Hot Interconnects is the premier international forum for researchers and developers of state-of-the-art hardware and software architectures and implementations for interconnection networks of all scales, ranging from multi-core on-chip interconnects to those within systems, clusters, datacenters and Clouds. This yearly conference is attended by leaders in industry and academia. The atmosphere provides for a wealth of opportunities to interact with individuals at the forefront of this field.”

Dr. David E. Shaw to Receive 2018 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award

Today IEEE announced that Dr. David E. Shaw, chief scientist of D. E. Shaw Research and a senior research fellow at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University, has been named recipient of the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award. “Dr. Shaw is being recognized “for the design of special-purpose supercomputers for biomolecular simulations.”

Professor Linda Petzold to Receive Sidney Fernbach Award at SC18

Professor Linda Petzold from UC Santa Barbara has been selected to receive the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award. “Best known for her pioneering work on the numerical solution of differential-algebraic equations (DAEs), Petzold’s research focuses on modeling, simulation and analysis of multiscale systems in materials, biology and medicine. Many physical systems are naturally described as systems of DAEs.”

Why SC18 is a Key Event for Tackling our Planet’s Toughest Challenges

In this special guest feature, SC18 Conference Chair Ralph A. McEldowney writes that HPC is now more crucial than ever to empower science for the benefit of humanity. “From hurricane and earthquake predictions to solving global hunger challenges – the importance of HPC has never been greater. Join us in Dallas, Texas for the 30th Anniversary of the SC Conference Series, Nov 11-16, 2018, and be inspired to make a difference.”

Seeking Nominations for the IEEE Awards at SC18

Nominations are solicited for the Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach & Ken Kennedy Awards presented at SC18 in Dallas. Nominations are due July 1, 2018.