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A Look Back on 30 Years of the Gordon Bell Prize

Authors: Gordon Bell, David H Bailey, Jack Dongarra, Alan H Karp, and Kevin Walsh Abstract: The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year by the Association for Computing Machinery to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing (HPC). The purpose of the award is to track the progress of parallel computing with particular emphasis on rewarding

Supercomputing History: The Cloud Before the Cloud – Metacomputing and Heterogeneous Supercomputing

The term “metacomputing” was coined around 1987 by NCSA Director, Larry Smarr. But the genesis of metacomputing at NCSA took place years earlier, when the center was founded in 1986. Smarr’s goal was to provide the research community with a “Seamless Web” linking the user interface on the workstation and supercomputers. By 1988, NCSA’s vision

From Famine to Feast in Supercomputing – Over Three Decades of Inspiration and Progress in Access to Supercomputing

Speaking to in 1981 to Larry Smarr, an American astrophysicist, “How come your country, which makes the supercomputer … why is that American academics have to come over here? How did you win the war?” questioned Karl Heinz Winkler, a fellow astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Munich, West Germany. “America is number

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