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Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

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

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments


University of Tennessee, Knoxville
9 Oct 2013 Knoxville - Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is being honoured for his leadership in high performance computing. He will receive the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)-Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award on November 19 in Denver at SC13, the International Conference on High Performance Computing.

Jack Dongarra is being recognized for designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high-performance computing. His work has led to the development of major software libraries of algorithms and methods that boost performance and portability in high-performance computing environments.

"Jack continues to provide foundational supercomputing research that allows researchers in all corners of the world to push the frontiers of knowledge", stated Wayne Davis, dean of the College of Engineering. "It is hard to imagine what would have not been discovered without his work. I cannot think of a more deserving person for this award."

Jack Dongarra is a leader in research on implementing linear algebra algorithms for high-performance computing architecture that has defined the mathematical software field. Many supercomputer vendors have adopted these software packages as the basis of their own numerical libraries.

He also has been instrumental in developing standards for mathematical software package, such as LINPACK and LAPACK, which are widely accepted in computer and computational science for evaluating the performance of supercomputers. In 1993, he formed the internationally known "TOP500" list, which used his LINPACK benchmark to show the 500 most powerful commercially available computer systems. He has co-developed a new benchmark that is being used to rank the latest list of supercomputers, released at the November conference.

"Jack saw the need to keep pace with the evolution in high-performance computing hardware and software in a world that demands higher speeds and performance levels", stated Vint Cerf ACM president and one of the "Fathers of the Internet". "His innovations have contributed immensely to the steep growth of high-performance computing and its ability to illuminate a wide range of scientific questions facing our society."

The Kennedy Award cited Jack Dongarra for "influential contributions to mathematical software, performance measurement, and parallel programming, and significant leadership and service within the HPC community".

Established in 2009, the award is named for the late Ken Kennedy, one of Jack Dongarra's mentors, founder of Rice University's computer science programme and a world expert on high-performance computing. The award carries a $5,000 honorarium endowed by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture and the Computer Society.

"Having worked closely with Ken for many years I am humbled and very honoured to be receiving this award", stated Jack Dongarra. "This award is the result of the efforts of many people over the years, and I would like to thank all that have contributed."

Jack Dongarra is the founder and director of the UT Innovative Computing Laboratory, a distinguished research staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and an adjunct professor of computer science at Rice University, and holds the Turing Fellowship at the University of Manchester. He is also director of Tennessee's Center for Information Technology Research.
Source: University of Tennessee

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

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

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...