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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.”

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.

Sandia’s Bill Camp to Receive Seymour Cray Award

This week, IEEE announced that Dr. William Camp, Director Emeritus at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award “for visionary leadership of the Red Storm project, and for decades of leadership of the HPC community.” Dr. Camp spent most of his career at NNSA’s Sandia Labs, at Cray Research and at Intel.

Mateo Valero will be the first European to Receive the Seymour Cray Award

Today IEEE announced that Mateo Valero from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center will be the first European researcher to receive the Seymour Cray Award. “As one of the most prestigious honors in high performance computing, the Seymour Cray Award is given to those who exemplify “recognition of innovative contributions in the computer systems of high performance better exemplify the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. Valero is being recognized for his fundamental contributions to the field of vector architectures, super-scalar processors, processors,multithreaded processors and Very Long Instruction Word.”

Gordon Bell Named Recipient of 2014 Seymour Cray Award

Gordon Bell, known as “the father of the minicomputer,” has been named the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.