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Primeur weekly 2016-06-27

Focus

Integration and co-design are key to reach capable exascale computing in the US ...

Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu ...

Exascale supercomputing

China's exascale supercomputer operational by 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Crete becomes the Silicon-Island of high technology research and development ...

Bright Computing is debuting in France and unveils plans for the TERATEC Forum ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to issue new OmpSs release 16.06 ...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts ...

Middleware

Jack Dongarra honoured with pair of prestigious supercomputing awards ...

Applications

McGill creates neuroscience research hub ...

Children's Mercy Kansas City accelerates major medical breakthroughs for critically ill children with powerful, scalable DDN storage ...

Real rocket science: How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn? ...

A better management of cerebrovascular accidents with supercomputing support ...

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health join forces to reimagine how diabetes is prevented and managed ...

Illinois researchers part of the collaboration identifying a second gravitational wave event ...

Supercomputer changing genetic medicine in Africa ...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin ...

IBM Watson Health showcases progress tackling diabetes at American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions ...

Medical imaging experts tap IBM and Watson to tackle cancer, diabetes, eye health, brain disease and heart disease ...

The Cloud

Mellanox enhances Cloud efficiency with 25Gb/s Ethernet connectivity ...

NetApp Flash accelerates Docker ecosystem with native storage integration ...

WorldQuant Ventures invests in Cycle Computing ...

NASA Johnson Space Center protects critical data with NetApp ...

JD.com and Mellanox join forces to drive e-commerce artificial intelligence ...

Local Motors debuts Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap the power of IBM Watson ...

VMware and IBM expand global Cloud partnership with desktop services ...

Jack Dongarra honoured with pair of prestigious supercomputing awards


Jack Dongarra
16 Jun 2016 Knoxville - From his work compiling an annual list of the world's fastest computers to his research expanding the boundaries of supercomputing, Professor Jack Dongarra is an icon of the supercomputing world. Now, in recognition of those efforts, Jack Dongarra, who directs University of Tennessee's Innovative Computing Laboratory, has picked up a pair of vastly different but equally impressive awards.

The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) recently honoured Jack Dongarra with the High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Achievement Award at the annual High Performance and Distributed Computing Conference in Kyoto, Japan, while the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will bestow him with the Super Computing (SC) 2016 Test of Time Award at its conference in November.

"Both of these honours mean a great deal to me personally, but more than that they serve as testament that our group does things the right way and with great impact", stated Jack Dongarra, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Distinguished Research Staff Member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. "This sort of recognition reflects well upon our efforts as a whole, not just the work I do."

For the ACM award, the recognition came for research done advancing parallel computing - supercomputing in which nearly endless calculations are done simultaneously.

Jack Dongarra's expertise in that form of computing dates back decades and includes his work as editor of the groundbreakingSourcebook of Parallel Computingin 2003.

The award also serves to recognize his contributions to concepts dealing with the development, innovation, design, and testing of new devices.

"While the award itself is an honour, it also calls attention to the impact a long-term commitment to experimental computer science work can have on scientific discovery", he stated. "That impact affects everything from economics to high-energy physics, from human health to geology."

As the name implies, the SC award goes to innovation that has stood the test of time - in this case, a paper Dongarra authored in 2000 with Clint Whaley titled " Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software " (ATLAS).

ATLAS is a particular form of technology known as autotuning, a programme that can optimize itself to the highest levels of performance for different computer hardware.

A major step up from preceding programs because of the way it self-optimizes, ATLAS continues to be cited and relied upon as a baseline measurement in the scientific community almost two decades after its release - an eternity in the world of computing.
Source: University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-06-27

Focus

Integration and co-design are key to reach capable exascale computing in the US ...

Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu ...

Exascale supercomputing

China's exascale supercomputer operational by 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Crete becomes the Silicon-Island of high technology research and development ...

Bright Computing is debuting in France and unveils plans for the TERATEC Forum ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to issue new OmpSs release 16.06 ...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts ...

Middleware

Jack Dongarra honoured with pair of prestigious supercomputing awards ...

Applications

McGill creates neuroscience research hub ...

Children's Mercy Kansas City accelerates major medical breakthroughs for critically ill children with powerful, scalable DDN storage ...

Real rocket science: How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn? ...

A better management of cerebrovascular accidents with supercomputing support ...

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health join forces to reimagine how diabetes is prevented and managed ...

Illinois researchers part of the collaboration identifying a second gravitational wave event ...

Supercomputer changing genetic medicine in Africa ...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin ...

IBM Watson Health showcases progress tackling diabetes at American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions ...

Medical imaging experts tap IBM and Watson to tackle cancer, diabetes, eye health, brain disease and heart disease ...

The Cloud

Mellanox enhances Cloud efficiency with 25Gb/s Ethernet connectivity ...

NetApp Flash accelerates Docker ecosystem with native storage integration ...

WorldQuant Ventures invests in Cycle Computing ...

NASA Johnson Space Center protects critical data with NetApp ...

JD.com and Mellanox join forces to drive e-commerce artificial intelligence ...

Local Motors debuts Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap the power of IBM Watson ...

VMware and IBM expand global Cloud partnership with desktop services ...