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Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award

27 Sep 2013 Los Alamitos - Christopher Johnson, founding director of the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, has been named the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award for his work in scientific visualization and computing. Christopher Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah, and also holds faculty appointments in the departments of physics and bio-engineering. In 1992, he founded the SCI research group, which has since evolved into the 200-person SCI Institute.

Established in 1992 in memory of high-performance computing pioneer Sidney Fernbach, the Fernbach Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high-performance computers using innovative approaches. The award consists of a certificate and a $2,000 honorarium. Christopher Johnson is being recognized "for outstanding contributions and pioneering work introducing computing, simulation, and visualization into many areas of biomedicine".

"Dr. Johnson is regarded internationally as a leading authority on the application of computer graphics, imaging, and visualization to address critical problems in biomedicine", stated Rich Belgard, IEEE Computer Society Awards Chair. "His pioneering research has applied visualization to improve the performance of complex supercomputers in solving problems in science, engineering, and medicine, and has been an inspiration to computational scientists worldwide."

Christopher Johnson serves on several international journal editorial boards, as well as on advisory boards to several national research centres. He is the recipient of a US National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) award from President Clinton in 1995 and the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology from Governor Michael Leavitt in 1999.

A Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), in 2012, he received the IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) Charles Babbage Award.

Christopher Johnson's research in scientific visualization and scientific computing is important not only because it is innovative, said his nominators, but also because it has important real-world applications in a number of areas, including scalar and vector field visualization, problem-solving environments, and biomedical computing and visualization. His dedication to visualization has motivated many others to excel, and his efforts continue to have major national and international impact.
Source: IEEE Computer Society

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...