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SC18 Supercomputing Conference Sets Records in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS–SC18 marks the 30th anniversary of the annual international conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. It celebrates the contributions of researchers and scientists – from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts. The conference drew a record-breaking 13,071 (as of 11/15/18) attendees and featured a technical

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

Columbia University’s Dr. David E. Shaw Selected to Receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award

Dr. David E. Shaw, chief scientist of D. E. Shaw Research and a senior research fellow at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University, has been named recipient of the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award. Dr. Shaw is being recognized “for the design of special-purpose supercomputers for biomolecular

30 Years – and the Journey Continues: Perspectives from the SC Perennials

SC Perennials Background Someone once described the SC conferences to me as the keystone of HPC community relationships and networking. Each year since 1988, SC has been bringing together scientists, researchers, academics, government funding agents and policy makers, students, and vendors for one exciting week noted for an incredible technical program and world-class exhibition hall.

Watch Computing Pioneer Dr. Gordon Bell’s Entire Invited Talk on SC’s YouTube Channel

Computing Pioneer Gordon Bell Shared Insights at SC17 in this dynamic talk titled “Marking 30 Years of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize”. Everyone knows that computers have grown exponentially faster and more powerful. But only a few know exactly why and how – and Gordon Bell has been a sage among them since the 1960s

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