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2011 Annual HPCwire Readers Choice Awards

The HPCwire awards were announced and presented during the 2011 Supercomputing Conference, held in Seattle, WA. 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:
The Boeing Company

Boeing

Editor’s Choice:
AAI Corporation for its use of HPC to improve aircraft design

AAI Corp.

Best use of HPC in life sciences

Readers’ Choice:
NVIDIA Tesla GPUs

NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia

Editor’s Choice:
GNS Healthcare for its patented supercomputer-driven REFS™ modeling and simulation platform

GNS

Best use of HPC in automotive

Readers’ Choice:
Altair PBS Works (A division of Altair)

Altair
Jim Scapa, CEO, and James Brancheau, CTO of Altair accepting awards from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
The Ford Motor Company for its use of HPC innovation acceleration technology for improved product development

Ford

Best use of HPC in financial services

Readers’ Choice:
NVIDIA Tesla GPU’s for JP Morgan Chase

NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia

Editor’s Choice:
Maxeler Technologies solution for accelerating risk models at JP Morgan Chase

Maxeler
Glenn Rosenberg, VP of Operations and Mike Flynn, Chairman, of Maxeler Technologies accepting the Editors Choice award for Best use of HPC in financial services from Tom Tabor

Best use of HPC in the oil and gas industry

Readers’ Choice:
Altair HyperWorks

Altair
Jim Scapa, CEO, and James Brancheau, CTO of Altair accepting awards from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
Repsol Energy North America Corporation for its use of HPC to build a sustainable energy business

Repsol

Best use of HPC in the entertainment industry

Readers’ Choice:
NVIDIA’s CUDA and Quadro technologies

NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia

Editor’s Choice:
Industrial Light & Magic for “Rango” animated movie

ILM

Best use of HPC “in edge” HPC application

Readers’ Choice:
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and SGI for Blacklight (SGI Altix UV 1000)

PSC
Tom Tabor presenting PSC Scientific Directors Ralph Roskies and Michael Levine with the Readers Choice award for Best use of HPC in
SGI
Franz Aman, CMO of SGI accepts the Reader's Choice Award for Best use of HPC in 'edge HPC' application

Editor’s Choice:
IBMResearch DeepQA for IBM Watson performance on Jeopardy!

IBM
Sinisa Nikolic and Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting IBM's 2011 Editors and Readers' Choice Awards

Best use of HPC in the cloud

Readers’ Choice:
NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) and Argonne for the Magellan Project

NERSC
Shane Canon, Lavanya Ramakrishnan and Brent Draney of NERSC accepting their award from Tom Tabor for Best Use of HPC in the cloud
Argonne

Editor’s Choice:
Pacific Biosciences use of Cycle Computing solution for DNA analysis in the cloud

Pacific Biosciences
Cycle Computing
Tom Tabor presenting Cycle Computing CEO Jasan Stone with the Editors Choice award for Best Use of HPC in the cloud

Best application of “green computing” in HPC

Readers’ Choice:
Tokyo Institute of Technology for TSUBAME 2.0

Tokyo Tech

Editor’s Choice:
Tokyo Institute of Technology for TSUBAME 2.0

Tokyo Tech

Best HPC server product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Cray XE6 Supercomputer

Cray
Tom Tabor presenting HPCwire Awards to Peter Ungaro, CEO, Cray

Editor’s Choice:
Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer

Appro
Appro CEO Daniel Kim accepting their awards from Tom Tabor

Best HPC storage product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)

IBM
Sinisa Nikolic and Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting IBM's 2011 Editors and Readers' Choice Awards

Editor’s Choice:
DataDirect Networks Storage Fusion Architecture

DDN
Alex Bouzari, CEO and Paul Bloch, President of Data Direct Networks accepting their awards from Tom Tabor (center)

Best HPC software product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
NVIDIA Next Generation CUDA Architecture

Editor’s Choice:
The Portland Group, Inc. CUDA C for x86 tied with Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011

Best HPC visualization product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
NASA Visualization System: hyperwall-2

NASA
Jeff Hyman, President and Publisher of HPCwire presenting the award to Timothy Sandstrom, Senior Systems Analyst, NASA

Editor’s Choice:
Visualization Toolkit (VTK) created by Kitware

Kitware
Berk Geveci, Director of Scientific Computing at Kitware accepting the Editors Choice award for Best HPC visualization product or technology

Best HPC interconnect product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Mellanox Technologies InfiniScale IV

Mellanox
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies accepting HPCwire 2011 Readers Choice Awards from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
Cray Inc. for Cray Gemini Interconnect

Cray
Tom Tabor presenting HPCwire Awards to Peter Ungaro, CEO, Cray

Best HPC cluster solution or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Adaptive Computing Moab Adaptive HPC Suite

Adaptive
Tom Tabor presenting the RC award to Michael Jackson, President and Co-founder of Adaptive Computing

Editor’s Choice:
Platform Computing for Platform LSF

Platform
Jay Muelhoefer, Vice President Marketing, Platform Computing accepting the Readers' Choice Award for Best HPC cluster solution or technology

Top supercomputing achievement

Readers’ Choice:
Bull’s Tera 100 at CEA (The Military Applications Department of the French Atomic Energy Authority): Europe’s First Petascale Supercomputer

Bull
Readers Choice Award for Top Supercomputing Acheivement presented to Pascal Barbolosi, Vice President, Extreme Computing Solutions, Bull

Editor’s Choice:
RIKEN and Fujitsu for Fujitsu Supercomputer “K computer”

RIKEN
Tom Tabor presenting awards to Tadashi Watanabe Project Leader, RIKEN and Kenji Ikegai, Sr. Exec. VP, Fujitsu Ltd. Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Center, Kenji Ikegai, Sr. Exec. VP, Fujitsu Ltd.
Fujitsu
Tom Tabor presenting awards to Tadashi Watanabe Project Leader, RIKEN and Kenji Ikegai, Sr. Exec. VP, Fujitsu Ltd. Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Center, Kenji Ikegai, Sr. Exec. VP, Fujitsu Ltd.

Best HPC collaboration between government and industry

Readers’ Choice:
TSUBAME 2.0 project in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, DataDirect Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mellanox/Voltaire, Microsoft, NEC and Nvidia

Tokyo Tech
DDN
Alex Bouzari, CEO and Paul Bloch, President of Data Direct Networks accepting their awards from Tom Tabor (center)
HP
Ed Turkel, Manager, WW HPC Marketing at HP accepting award the Readers' Choice award for Best HPC collaboration between government and industry
Intel
Presenting and accepting their awards (from left to right) Jeff Hyman, President, HPCwire, Sanjiv Shah, Director, Technical Computing Software Gp Intel, Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM, Datacenter and Connected Systems Gp Intel, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire, Raj Hazra, GM, HPC Gp, Intel
Mellanox
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies accepting HPCwire 2011 Readers Choice Awards from Tom Tabor
Microsoft
Ryan Waite, GM of HPC for Microsoft accepting the Readers Choice award from Tom Tabor
NEC
NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia

Editor’s Choice:
New York State partnership with Intel, IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, TSMC and Samsung to create next generation computer chip technology

New York
Intel
Presenting and accepting their awards (from left to right) Jeff Hyman, President, HPCwire, Sanjiv Shah, Director, Technical Computing Software Gp Intel, Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM, Datacenter and Connected Systems Gp Intel, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire, Raj Hazra, GM, HPC Gp, Intel
IBM
Sinisa Nikolic and Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting IBM's 2011 Editors and Readers' Choice Awards
Global Foundries
TSMC
Samsung

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

Readers’ Choice:
(1) Intel Sandy Bridge, (2) IBM Blue Gene/Q, (3) NVIDIA Tesla for GPU Computing, (4) Cray XK6, (5) AMD 6200 CPUs Series (Interlagos)

Intel
Presenting and accepting their awards (from left to right) Jeff Hyman, President, HPCwire, Sanjiv Shah, Director, Technical Computing Software Gp Intel, Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM, Datacenter and Connected Systems Gp Intel, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire, Raj Hazra, GM, HPC Gp, Intel
IBM
Sinisa Nikolic and Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting IBM's 2011 Editors and Readers' Choice Awards
NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia
Cray
Tom Tabor presenting HPCwire Awards to Peter Ungaro, CEO, Cray
AMD
Tom Tabor presenting Guy Ludden, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, AMD with the Readers' Choice award for Top 5 new products or technologies to watch

Editor’s Choice:
(1) Solid State Storage, (2) Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC), (3) AMD Opteron 6200 (Interlagos), (4) NVIDIA Kepler GPU, (5) IBM Blue Gene/Q

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Intel
Presenting and accepting their awards (from left to right) Jeff Hyman, President, HPCwire, Sanjiv Shah, Director, Technical Computing Software Gp Intel, Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM, Datacenter and Connected Systems Gp Intel, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire, Raj Hazra, GM, HPC Gp, Intel
AMD
NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia
IBM
Sinisa Nikolic and Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting IBM's 2011 Editors and Readers' Choice Awards

Top 5 vendors to watch (in order of ranking)

Readers’ Choice:
(1) Intel, (2) NVIDIA, (3) IBM, (4) Cray, (5) Mellanox

Intel
Presenting and accepting their awards (from left to right) Jeff Hyman, President, HPCwire, Sanjiv Shah, Director, Technical Computing Software Gp Intel, Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM, Datacenter and Connected Systems Gp Intel, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire, Raj Hazra, GM, HPC Gp, Intel
NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia
IBM
Sinisa Nikolic and Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting IBM's 2011 Editors and Readers' Choice Awards
Cray
Tom Tabor presenting HPCwire Awards to Peter Ungaro, CEO, Cray
Mellanox
Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies accepting HPCwire 2011 Readers Choice Awards from Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
(1) Intel, (2) NVIDIA, (3) Fujitsu, (4) Xyratex, (5) Appro

Intel
Presenting and accepting their awards (from left to right) Jeff Hyman, President, HPCwire, Sanjiv Shah, Director, Technical Computing Software Gp Intel, Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM, Datacenter and Connected Systems Gp Intel, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire, Raj Hazra, GM, HPC Gp, Intel
NVIDIA
Pictured: Jeff Hyman, President and Pubisher, HPC wire, Sumit Gupta, Director HPC Product Marketing, & Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Nvidia, Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire and Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, Nvidia
Fujitsu
Tom Tabor presenting awards to Tadashi Watanabe Project Leader, RIKEN and Kenji Ikegai, Sr. Exec. VP, Fujitsu Ltd. Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Center, Kenji Ikegai, Sr. Exec. VP, Fujitsu Ltd.
Xyratex
Tom Tabor presenting the Editors Choice award for Top Vendor to Watch to Mike Stolz, VP of Marketing & Alliances
Appro
Appro CEO Daniel Kim accepting their awards from Tom Tabor

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