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Primeur weekly 2016-05-17

Quantum computing

New design of primitive quantum computer finds application ...

Scientists take a major leap toward a perfect quantum metamaterial ...

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip ...

D-Wave Systems and 1QBit partner with financial industry experts to launch Quantum for Quants online community ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Up to 150,000 euro up for grabs per European SME to fund CPS experiments ...

Alder Hey Children's Hospital set to become UK's first cognitive hospital ...

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre to host Workshop on HPC for Water Related Hazards ...

Registration still open for 9th International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications ...

Ron Perrott, an international leader in high performance computing receives ACM Distinguished Service Award ...

Middleware

Allinea tools to unleash research potential for Flemish supercomputer users ...

NSF grant to enable research computing infrastructure dedicated to science and engineering ...

Hardware

Leading thinkers convene in UK to tackle supercomputer efficiency barriers ...

Fujitsu receives order for 25 Petaflop/s supercomputer from the University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba ...

Call for Papers for PGAS Applications Workshop ...

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough ...

Applications

The Sun's magnetic field during the grand minimum is in fact at its maximum ...

IBM and UMBC collaborate to advance cognitive cybersecurity ...

Ten PhD students from across the USA selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

Tiny terrors: Researcher works to uncover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance through efflux pumps ...

Exxact Corporation extends its deep learning solutions with NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning system ...

Engine design takes a major leap at Argonne ...

The Cloud

IBM Watson to tackle cybercrime ...

EuroFlash

TGAC installs largest SGI UV 300 supercomputer for Life Sciences worldwide to solve the most demanding data intensive problems ...

USFlash

US must up its game or risk being surpassed in supercomputing race by China, Japan & EU, new ITIF report finds ...

Ron Perrott, an international leader in high performance computing receives ACM Distinguished Service Award


4 May 2016 New York - ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has announced that Ron Perrott, an international leader in the development and promotion of parallel computing, will receive ACM's prestigious Distinguished Service Award. With nearly 100,000 members, ACM is the world's largest and most prominent computing society. The goal of ACM's Awards and Recognition Programme is to highlight outstanding technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and IT. Ron Perrott will be formally honoured at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 11 in San Francisco.

Ron Perrott was selected by his peers for providing vision and leadership in high performance computing and e-science, championing new initiatives and advocating collaboration among interested groups at both national and international levels. Ron Perrott has been an effective advocate for high performance and Grid computing in Europe since the 1970s, working tirelessly and successfully with academic, governmental, and industrial groups to convince them of the importance of developing shared resources for high-performance computing at both national and regional levels.

He has striven to increase awareness of the benefits which broadening the scope of computational science and data science could bring, by playing an instrumental role in the development of e-science initiatives. In addition to his activities within the British and European computing communities, he has given significant service to the broader international community, including the development of programmes to stimulate and increase international participation in major computing conferences, and serving as chair of the ACM Fellows Committee.

Ron Perrott's efforts to advance parallel processing include being chair of the UK's High Performance Computing Strategy Committee and a founding member of both Euro-Par, the premiere European conference on parallel computing, and the ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC). Ron Perrott has been consistently at the forefront of the promotion of high performance computing since he worked at the NASA Ames Research Center in the 1970s on what is regarded as the world's first high performance computer, the ILLIAC IV.

Ron Perrott chaired a European Union Working Group on Grid computing and was an initiator of the EU Network of Excellence in Grid computing, which involved over 40 institutions. Ron Perrott was also a founding member of the UK Computing Research Committee and has contributed to strategic IT developments in over 12 countries worldwide.

High performance computers are the fastest available computing devices and are leading agents in furthering the development of computing and extending the scope and variety of its applications - they have been at the forefront of technological advances in much the same way as Formula1 motor racing technology has pioneered improvements in commercial vehicles. Over the years HPC has been instrumental in the creation of component technologies which have surprisingly rapidly percolated down into computing devices now in common and widespread use. For example, current laptops/mobile devices have the power of the supercomputers of the 1990s - such has been the speed with which the technologies have been exploited.

Ron Perrott is a visiting professor at the University of Oxford's e-Research Centre and a former director of the Belfast e-Science Centre. He has been named a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE and the British Computing Society.

Source: Association for Computing Machinery - ACM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-05-17

Quantum computing

New design of primitive quantum computer finds application ...

Scientists take a major leap toward a perfect quantum metamaterial ...

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip ...

D-Wave Systems and 1QBit partner with financial industry experts to launch Quantum for Quants online community ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Up to 150,000 euro up for grabs per European SME to fund CPS experiments ...

Alder Hey Children's Hospital set to become UK's first cognitive hospital ...

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre to host Workshop on HPC for Water Related Hazards ...

Registration still open for 9th International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications ...

Ron Perrott, an international leader in high performance computing receives ACM Distinguished Service Award ...

Middleware

Allinea tools to unleash research potential for Flemish supercomputer users ...

NSF grant to enable research computing infrastructure dedicated to science and engineering ...

Hardware

Leading thinkers convene in UK to tackle supercomputer efficiency barriers ...

Fujitsu receives order for 25 Petaflop/s supercomputer from the University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba ...

Call for Papers for PGAS Applications Workshop ...

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough ...

Applications

The Sun's magnetic field during the grand minimum is in fact at its maximum ...

IBM and UMBC collaborate to advance cognitive cybersecurity ...

Ten PhD students from across the USA selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

Tiny terrors: Researcher works to uncover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance through efflux pumps ...

Exxact Corporation extends its deep learning solutions with NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning system ...

Engine design takes a major leap at Argonne ...

The Cloud

IBM Watson to tackle cybercrime ...

EuroFlash

TGAC installs largest SGI UV 300 supercomputer for Life Sciences worldwide to solve the most demanding data intensive problems ...

USFlash

US must up its game or risk being surpassed in supercomputing race by China, Japan & EU, new ITIF report finds ...