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2010 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

The HPCwire awards were announced and presented during the 2010 Supercomputing Conference, held in New Orleans, La. The annual awards are highly coveted as prestigious recognition of achievement by the HPC community. HPCwire extends its congratulations to this year’s winners.

Best use of HPC application in manufacturing

Readers’ Choice:
787 Dreamliner, The Boeing Company

Boeing
Tom Tabor with Greg Siekas, Matt Smith, Joerg Gablonsky of the Boeing Company and HPCwire's Jeff Hyman

Editor’s Choice:
US Olympic Bobsled, CFD software from Exa Corporation

Exa

Best use of HPC application in Automotive

Readers’ Choice:
BMW

BMW

Editor’s Choice:
Swift Engineering

Swift
Raj Hazra, Intel, Tom Tabor, Jan Refsdal, Swift Engineering, Peter Ungaro, Cray

Best application of HPC in Financial Services

Readers’ Choice:
Citigroup, advanced grid computing

Citigroup

Editor’s Choice:
Citadel Investment Group, Options Pricing with GPUs

Citidel

Best application of HPC in Oil & Gas

Readers’ Choice:
National Science Foundation/TACC – BP Oil Response. “Acting within 24 hours of receiving a request from research, the National Science Foundation made an emergency allocation of 1 million computer hours at TACC to study how the oil spreading from BP’s gusher would affect coastlines.”

TACC
Chris Hempel and Corey Jason Trahan accepting the award from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
Schlumberger, GPGPU clusters

Schlumberger

Best application of HPC in Entertainment

Readers’ Choice:
Toy Story 3, Pixar animation

Pixar

Editor’s Choice:
Avatar, Weta Digital rendering technology

Weta Digital

Best use of HPC in “edge HPC” application

Readers’ Choice:
Center for Adaptive Supercomputing Software-Multithreaded Architectures (CASS-MT), Pacific Northwest National Labs

PNL

Editor’s Choice:
Barclays Capital use of Sybase Aleri Streaming Platform

Barclays

Best use of HPC in the cloud

Readers’ Choice:
Magellan Project, LBNL, Argonne National Laboratory

LBNL
Tom Tabor, Kathy Yelick, NERSC Team
ANL
Tom Tabor and Susan Coghlan

Editor’s Choice:
Pfizer, drug research

Pfizer

Best HPC visualization product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Paraview, Kitware

ParaView
Tom Tabor and Berk Geveci, Kitware

Editor’s Choice:
Paraview, Kitware

ParaView
Tom Tabor and Berk Geveci, Kitware

Best use of HPC application in life sciences

Readers’ Choice:
Smith-Waterman implementation on CHREC Novo-G supercomputer

CHREC
CHREC Team - Dr. Herman Lam, Carlo Pascoe and Dr. Alan George receiving the award from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
Protein folding on D.E Shaw’s Anton supercomputer

D.E. Shaw

Best HPC server product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
IBM iDataPlex

IBM
Danika Alston and Herb Schultz of IBM accepting the award from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
SGI Altix UV

SGI
George Skaff, Tom Tabor and Mark Barrenechea, SGI

Best HPC storage product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Panasas PAS 8

Panasas
Tom Tabor and Faye Pairman, Panasas

Editor’s Choice:
DataDirect Networks SFA10000

DDN
Tom Tabor and Paul Bloch, DataDirect

Best HPC software product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Intel HPC suite

Intel
John Hengeveld, Raj Hazra and Richard Dracott of Intel with Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice: (tie)
(1) CUDA Toolkit, NVIDIA; (2) Multicore Optimizing Parallel Compilers, PGI (Portland Group)

NVIDIA
Tom Tabor and Andy Keane, Nvidia
PGI
Steven Nakamoto and Doug Miles of PGI with Tom Tabor

Best HPC interconnect product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
ConnectX-2 Technology, Mellanox

Mellanox
Eyal Waldman of Mellanox with Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
Gemini interconnect, Cray Inc.

Cray
Steve Scott, Tom Tabor and Peter Ungaro, Cray

Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology

Readers’ Choice:
Moab Cluster Suite, Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing
Peter ffoulkes and Michael Jackson of Adaptive Computing with Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
A – vSMP Foundation for Cluster, ScaleMP

ScaleMP
Tom Tabor and Shai Fultheim, ScaleMP

Top supercomputing achievement

Readers’ Choice:
Edo Apra, scaling NWChem to 1.39 PF on “Jaguar

ORNL
Tom Tabor presenting the award to Robert Harrison on behalf of Edo Apra, ORNL

Editor’s Choice:
Number 2 TOP500 system, “Nebulae” supercomputer, Dawning

Dawning

Best HPC collaboration between government and industry

Readers’ Choice:
Sandia National Laboratories, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement CRADA, The Boeing Company, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Procter & Gamble

Sandia
Boeing
Tom Tabor with Greg Siekas, Matt Smith, Joerg Gablonsky of the Boeing Company and HPCwire's Jeff Hyman
Goodyear
P&G

Editor’s Choice:
U.S. Department of Energy INCITE Program 2010, The Boeing Company, General Motors, General Atomics, General Electric

INCITE
Boeing
The Boeing Company
GM
GA
GE

Top 5 new products or technologies to watch (in order of ranking)

Readers’ Choice:
(1) NVIDIA “Fermi” GPU, (2) AMD Magny Cours Opteron, (3) QDR InfiniBand, (4) HP SL390 G7 server, (5) SGI Altix UV product line

NVIDIA
Tom Tabor and Andy Keane, Nvidia
AMD
Tom Tabor and Guy Ludden, AMD
QLogic
HP
Ed Turkel, Marc Hamilton, Tom Tabor and Madhu Matta, HP
SGI
George Skaff, Tom Tabor and Mark Barrenechea, SGI

Editor’s Choice:
(1) GPGPU compilers, (2) Intel “Sandy Bridge” Xeon, (3) 10/40 Gigabit, (4) Enterprise-class flash memory, (5) AMD “Interlagos” Opteron

GPGPU
Intel
John Hengeveld, Raj Hazra and Richard Dracott of Intel with Tom Tabor
AMD
Tom Tabor and Guy Ludden, AMD

Top 5 vendors to watch (in order of ranking)

Readers’ Choice:
(1) HP, (2) NVIDIA, (3) Cray Inc., (4) Bull, (5) IBM

HP
Ed Turkel, Marc Hamilton, Tom Tabor and Madhu Matta, HP
NVIDIA
Tom Tabor and Andy Keane, Nvidia
Cray
Steve Scott, Tom Tabor and Peter Ungaro, Cray
Bull
Tom Tabor and Fabio Gallo, Bull
IBM
Danika Alston and Herb Schultz of IBM accepting the award from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
(1) Intel, (2) NVIDIA, (3) Microsoft, (4) T-Platforms, (5) AMD

Intel
John Hengeveld, Raj Hazra and Richard Dracott of Intel with Tom Tabor
NVIDIA
Tom Tabor and Andy Keane, Nvidia
Microsoft
Tom Tabor and Kyril Faenov, Microsoft
T-Platforms
AMD
Tom Tabor and Guy Ludden, AMD

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