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Overview

 

The SC Conference showcases the best and brightest in HPC, both the rising stars and those who have made a lasting impression. A variety of awards honor important accomplishments in the field, from innovative achievements to work of enduring historical impact.

See each award below for nomination information:

 

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Fellowships in Computational & Data Science

 

ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC), in partnership with Intel, awards the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships to 12 world-class students from under-represented groups in computing.

The fellowships, funded by Intel, were established to increase diversity among students pursuing graduate degrees in data and computational sciences, including women and students from racial/ethnic backgrounds historically underrepresented in the computing field. The fellowship provides $15,000 USD annually for up to five years for students at institutions anywhere in the world who have completed less than half of their planned program of study.

Students, nominated by their graduate advisors, span disciplines from finance and robotics to managing personal health data, and represent institutions of all sizes in 25 countries. In 2017, 80% of nominees were female, and 40% identified as an underrepresented minority in their country of study.

Nominations are evaluated and ranked by a panel of experts (themselves diverse with respect to race, gender, discipline, and nationality) based on nominees’ overall potential for excellence in data science and/or computational science, and the extent to which they will serve as leaders and role models to increase diversity in the workplace.

 

SC17 Awardees

Of the 12 awardees at SC17, nine were women and six were underrepresented minorities in their country of study. They are pursuing graduate degrees in a variety of applied fields:

  • Kellon Belfon, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University
  • Linda Gesenhues, PhD candidate, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Ananya Gupta, PhD candidate, University of Manchester
  • Maciej Kos, PhD candidate, Northeastern University
  • Jessica Micallef, PhD candidate, Michigan State University
  • Shannon Moran, PhD candidate, University of Michigan
  • Santiago Núñez-Corrales, PhD candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana–-Champaign
  • Laura Palacio Tamayo, MS candidate, Universidad de Medellín
  • Minu Pilvankar, PhD candidate, Oklahoma State University
  • Shefali Umrania, MS candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Valeri Vasquez, PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley
  • Emma Zohner, PhD candidate, Rice University

 

Recognition

Funding is awarded in August. Winners receive travel support to attend the SC Conference, where they are recognized during the Awards Ceremony. Winners also receive a complimentary membership in SIGHPC for the duration of their fellowship.

 

About SIGHPC

The ACM Special Interest Group on HPC is the first international group within a major professional society that is devoted exclusively to the needs of students, faculty, and practitioners in high performance computing. SIGHPC’s mission is to help spread the use of HPC, raise the standards of the profession, and ensure a rich and rewarding career for people involved in the field.

For more information, visit: SIGHPC.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

Nominations Open

March 15, 2018

Nominations Close

April 30, 2018

Notifications Sent

July 31, 2018

Nomination Details

For complete information and to make a nomination.

Questions

For questions about the nomination process, contact: SIGHPC

 

ACM Gordon Bell Prize

 

The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in high-performance computing applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance or special achievements in scalability and time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems. Finalists present their work each November at the annual SC Conference, and the award is presented at the SC Awards Ceremony, accompanied by a prize of $10,000 USD. Financial support for the award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing.

 

Nominations Close

April 15, 2018

Nomination Details

For complete information and to make a nomination.

 

Test of Time Award

 

The annucal SC Test of Time Award (ToTA) recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline. It is a mark of historical impact that recognition that the paper has changed HPC trends. The ToTA also acts as an incentive for researchers and students to send their best work to the SC Conference and as a tool to understand what makes lasting results in the HPC discipline. Papers selected for the SC Program at least 10 years prior to the current conference year are considered for this award.

 

Past Test of Time Awardees

  • SC17: Michael Wolfe, More Iteration Space Tiling
  • SC16: Jack Dongarra and Clint Whaley, Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software
  • SC15: D. Bailey, E. Barszcz, J. Barton, D. Browning, R. Carter, L. Dagum, R. Fatoohi, P. Frederickson, T. Lasinski, R. Schreiber, H. Simon, V. Venkatakrishnan, and S. Weeratunga, The NAS Parallel Benchmarks – Summary and Preliminary Results
  • SC14: Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland, A Multi-level Algorithm for Partitioning Graphs
  • SC13: William Pugh, The Omega Project and Constraint Based Analysis Techniques in High Performance Computing

 

Test of Time Award Chair

David Abramson, University of Queensland

Test of Time Award Vice Chair

Mary Hall, University of Utah

 

Nominations Open

March 15, 2018

Nominations Close

April 16, 2018

Nomination Details

To nominate a paper for the ToTA, visit: SC18 Submissions

Questions

If you have questions regarding the ToTA, contact us.

 

ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

 

The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focuses on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available. The award committee is selected by ACM and IEEE-CS and includes past winners as well as leaders in the field.

The fellowship includes a $5,000 USD honorarium, recognition on the ACM, IEEE-CS, and ACM SIGHPC websites, and travel expenses to attend the SC Conference. Recipients are honored at the annual SC Awards Ceremony.

 

Nominations Close

May 1, 2018

Nomination Details

For complete information and to make a nomination.

 

ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award

 

The Ken Kennedy Award recognizes substantial contributions to programmability and productivity in the computing and substantial community service or mentoring contributions. The award commemorates the remarkable research, service, and mentoring contributions of Ken Kennedy and includes a $5,000 USD honorarium.

 

Nominations Close

July 1, 2018

Nomination Details

For complete information and to make a nomination.

 

ACM/IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award

 

The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award recognizes innovative contributions to HPC systems that best exemplify the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. Nominations that recognize the design, engineering, and intellectual leadership in creating innovative and successful HPC systems are especially solicited. The award includes a $10,000 USD honorarium.

 

Nominations Close

July 1, 2018

Nomination Details

For complete information and to make a nomination.

 

IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award

 

The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award honors innovative uses of HPC in problem solving. Nominations that recognize creation of widely used and innovative software packages, application software, and tools are especially solicited. The winner receives a certificate and a $2,000 USD honorarium.

 

Nominations Close

July 1, 2018

Nomination Details

For complete information and to make a nomination.

 

IEEE-CS TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC

 

The IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) and its member Technical Committees, Technical Committee on Parallel Process (TCPP) and Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high performance computing within five years of receiving their PhD as of January 1 of the year of the award.

Awardees receive a plaque and are recognized in IEEE TCPP and TCCC websites, newsletters, and archives.

 

Nominations Close

August 15, 2018

Notifications Sent

September 17, 2018

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