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Primeur weekly 2014-10-20

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High Performance Computing Centre in Stuttgart to focus on Cloudification ...

Cash flow calculations using Monte Carlo simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM and SAP partner to accelerate enterprise Cloud adoption ...

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch survey on EU-Brazil co-operation in the area of ICT - Work Programme 2016-2017 ...

Big Data Value Association and European Commision sign Big Data Public Private Partnership ...

New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains ...

Symposium on HPC and Data-Intensive Applications in Earth Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities@ICTP ...

Jülich renews co-operation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member ...

PRACE supports HPC for Health ...

HP and VMware dramatically simplify and accelerate the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services with EVO: RAIL ...

Supermicro highlights VMware EVO: RAIL, FatTwin Virtual SAN Ready nodes and NVIDIA GRID vGPU SuperServer at VMworld Barcelona ...

Calling on universities to submit their HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition application ...

PRACE SHAPE and NSilico pool HPC knowledge to develop faster sequencing methods ...

A novel platform for future spintronic technologies ...

Future computers could be built from magnetic 'tornadoes' ...

USFlash

New SGI UV for SAP HANA enables real-time business for large enterprises ...

Cray adds new advanced analytics solution to its Big Data product portfolio ...

Australian teams set new records for silicon quantum computing ...

IBM announces first commercial application of IBM Watson in Africa ...

Among DOE supercomputing facilities, NERSC is at the forefront of data management and storage innovations ...

SC14 announces ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael HPC Fellowships ...

Fujitsu partners with Singapore to set up Centre of Excellence for sustainable urbanisation ...

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics ...

Australian volcanic mystery explained ...

Supermicro enhances VMware EVO: RAIL and Virtual SAN offerings with Nexenta ...

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SC14 announces ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael HPC Fellowships

14 Oct 2014 New Orleans - ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and IEEE Computer Society have named Harshitha Menon of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Alexander Breuer of Technische Universität München (TUM) as recipients of 2014 ACM/IEEE Computer Society George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Harshitha Menon and Alexander Breuer will each receive a $5,000 honorarium, plus travel and registration to receive the award at SC14 during the awards ceremony in November.

A doctoral candidate advised by Laxmikant V. Kale at UIUC, Harshitha Menon's research focuses on scalable load-balancing algorithms and adaptive run-time techniques to improve the performance of large-scale dynamic applications. In addition, Harshitha Menon works on optimizing performance for N-body codes, such as the cosmology simulation application ChaNGa. She won recognition for her paper "Scalable Load Balancing and Adaptive Run Time Techniques".

Harshitha Menon is an exemplary contributor in HPC with her ability to bring to light HPC applications in science and improve research and work in HPC overall. "Menon has taken on two challenging HPC research problems - load balancing and code optimization for N-body simulations - and she is working tirelessly to solve them", stated David A. Bader, professor and chair of Georgia Tech's School of Computational Science and Engineering and chair of the 2014 Fellowship Committee. "Menon's strong collaborative work and dedication to improving HPC applications is inspiring."

Alexander Breuer, doctoral student at TUM, actively works on improving performance for highly resolved dynamic rupture and seismic wave simulations. Alexander Breuer pushes time-to-solution for the SeisSol software package in terms of superior numeric and high-performance optimizations. He was a member of the team to receive the PRACE award at ISC14 and he is also part of the 2014 ACM Gordon Bell Prize submission for seismic simulations, "Petascale High Order Dynamic Rupture Earthquake Simulations on Heterogeneous Supercomputers". He won recognition for his project, "Petascale High Order Earthquake Simulations".

"By researching and simulating seismic waves, we can better identify regions exposed to severe ground motions and support engineers in planning and constructing human developments", stated Trish Damkroger, SC14 Conference Chair and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Deputy Associate Director At-Large for Computation. "We can expect great things from Breuer in HPC. His strong integration of mathematics, software development, and HPC into his work in SeisSol is truly brilliant."

Endowed in memory of George Michael, a founding father of the SC Conference series, the ACM IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial Fellowships honour exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available.

Fellowship recipients are selected based on their project's research excellence, their technical interests' alignment with the HPC community, academic progress, faculty advisors' recommendations, and study plans to enhance HPC-related skills. For more information about the fellowship, you can visit http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/awards/acmieee-cs-george-michael-memorial-hpc-fellowship .
Source: SC14

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-10-20

Special

High Performance Computing Centre in Stuttgart to focus on Cloudification ...

Cash flow calculations using Monte Carlo simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM and SAP partner to accelerate enterprise Cloud adoption ...

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch survey on EU-Brazil co-operation in the area of ICT - Work Programme 2016-2017 ...

Big Data Value Association and European Commision sign Big Data Public Private Partnership ...

New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains ...

Symposium on HPC and Data-Intensive Applications in Earth Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities@ICTP ...

Jülich renews co-operation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member ...

PRACE supports HPC for Health ...

HP and VMware dramatically simplify and accelerate the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services with EVO: RAIL ...

Supermicro highlights VMware EVO: RAIL, FatTwin Virtual SAN Ready nodes and NVIDIA GRID vGPU SuperServer at VMworld Barcelona ...

Calling on universities to submit their HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition application ...

PRACE SHAPE and NSilico pool HPC knowledge to develop faster sequencing methods ...

A novel platform for future spintronic technologies ...

Future computers could be built from magnetic 'tornadoes' ...

USFlash

New SGI UV for SAP HANA enables real-time business for large enterprises ...

Cray adds new advanced analytics solution to its Big Data product portfolio ...

Australian teams set new records for silicon quantum computing ...

IBM announces first commercial application of IBM Watson in Africa ...

Among DOE supercomputing facilities, NERSC is at the forefront of data management and storage innovations ...

SC14 announces ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael HPC Fellowships ...

Fujitsu partners with Singapore to set up Centre of Excellence for sustainable urbanisation ...

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics ...

Australian volcanic mystery explained ...

Supermicro enhances VMware EVO: RAIL and Virtual SAN offerings with Nexenta ...

Dispelling a misconception about Mg-ion batteries ...