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2012 Annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards

The HPCwire awards were announced and presented during the 2012 Supercomputing Conference, held in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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:
NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs with Dassault Systemes SIMULIA Abaqus Finite Element Analysis

NVIDIA
Andy Walsh, Director of Marketing, accepting the award on behalf of NVIDIA and Dassault
Dassault

Editor’s Choice:
Airbus using HPC-as-a-Service provided by Hewlett Packard

Airbus
Ed Turkel, WW HPC Marketing at HP accepts award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, Tabor Communications Inc. and HPCwire.

Best use of HPC in life sciences

Readers’ Choice:
The Julich Supercomputing Center using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to uncover causes of/treatments for autism, Alzheimer’s, other neurological diseases

The Julich Computing Center
Dr. Norbert Attig, Julich Supercomputing Center accepting award from Tom Tabor
NVIDIA

Editor’s Choice:
IBM Watson expert system for WellPoint Inc.

IBM
Pictured - Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting award on behalf of IBM Watson and WellPoint from Tom Tabor

Best use of HPC in automotive

Readers’ Choice:
NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Dassault Systemes SIMULIA Abaqus Finite Element Analysis solution

NVIDIA
NVIDIA's Sumit Gupta, General Manager, Tesla GPU Accelerated Computing accepting the award on behalf of NVIDIA and Dassault
Dassault

Editor’s Choice:
The Caterham F1 Team using Dell systems for the Caterham F1 Team racing design

Caterham F1 Team
Tim Carroll, Global Director Research and Technical Computing, Dell accepts award on behalf of Dell and the Caterham F1 Racing Team from Tom Tabor
Dell

Best use of HPC in financial services

Readers’ Choice:
Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) on NVIDIA Fermi GPUs using CUDA

Irish Center for High End Computing
Pictured - NVIDIA's Ian Buck, General Manager of CUDA GPU Computing with Gilles Civario, ICHEC Computational scientist, HPC & GPGPU expert accepting the award from Tom Tabor
NVIDIA

Editor’s Choice:
NYSE Technologies “Community Cloud” in collaboration with EMC, Intel, and VMware.

NYSE Technologies
EMC
Drew Schlussel, EMC's Director of Product Management for VNX Unified Storage is all smiles as he accepts the ECA award from Tom Tabor for
Intel
Raj Hazra, VP Intel Architecture & GM Technical Computing accepting the award on behalf of Intel
VMware
Tom Tabor presents the award to Josh Simons, HPC Architect at VMware

Tied With:
Xcelerit for Quant Toolkit, SDK

Xcelerit
Tom Tabor congratulates Xelerit CEO and Founder Hicham Lalou

Best use of HPC in the oil and gas industry

Readers’ Choice:
Petrobras Reverse Time Migration (RTM)

Petrobras RTM

Editor’s Choice:
Schlumberger WesternGeco

Schlumberger

Best use of HPC in the entertainment industry

Readers’ Choice:
Dreamworks Animation SKG and the US Council on Competitiveness for “Dreamworks Presents the Power of Supercomputing”

Dreamworks Animation SKG
U.S. Council on Competitiveness
CEO Tom Tabor presents Dr. Cynthia R. McIntyre, Sr. VP for the US Council on Competitiveness, with triple awards

Editor’s Choice:
Dreamworks Animation SKG and the US Council on Competitiveness for “Dreamworks Presents the Power of Supercomputing”

Dreamworks Animation SKG
U.S. Council on Competitiveness
Dr. Cynthia R. McIntyre, Sr. VP for the US Council on Competitiveness accepts the dual RCA and ECA awards for Best Use of HPC in the Entertainment Industry from CEO and HPCwire Founder Tom Tabor

Best use of HPC “in edge” HPC application

Readers’ Choice:
CURIE (powered by bullx) supercomputer, owned by GENCI for the first full universe simulation, Observatoire de Paris

TGCC
Pictured - Jean-Michel Alimi, Research Director, CNRS, Christine Menache, Business Manager, CEA, Stephane Requenqa, CTO GENCI, Catherine Riviere, President and Exec. Manager, GENCI, and Michel Guillemet, Exec. VP, Innovative Products at Bull
GENCI

Editor’s Choice:
Kalev H. Leetaru, University of Illinois Fellow, Graduate School of Library and Information Science with contributions from SGI for the historical mapping and exploration of Wikipedia

University of Illinois
Pictured - Jorge Titinger, President and CEO, SGI with Kalev Leetaru, U of Illinois Fellow and CEO and HPCwire Founder Tom Tabor
SGI

Best use of HPC in the cloud

Readers’ Choice:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)

Amazon

Editor’s Choice:
Schrödinger and Cycle Computing on Amazon EC2 cluster for drug discovery

Schrodinger
Cycle Computing
Jason Stowe, CEO of Cycle Computing accepting the award from Tom Tabor

Best application of “green computing” in HPC

Readers’ Choice:
Oak Ridge National Laboratories’ Titan supercomputer, powered by Cray XK6

ORNL
Tom Tabor presenting the honors to ORNL Dr. Jeff Nichols, Ass. Lab Director, Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate
Cray
John Levesque, Director, accepting the award on behalf of the Cray Supercomputing Center of Excellence

Editor’s Choice:
IBM Blue Gene/Q

IBM
IBM Deep Computing Technical Manager Herb Schultz accepting the ECA award from Tom Tabor

Best HPC server product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Cray XE6 supercomputer

Cray
Pictured left to right - John Levesque, Director, HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, Christy Adkinson, Director of Marketing, and Pete Ungaro, CEO, Cray

Editor’s Choice:
Intel “Sandy Bridge” Xeon CPUs

Intel

Best HPC storage product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
DataDirect Networks SFA 12K

DDN
Alex Bouzari, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO at DataDirect Networks accepts the award from CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.

Editor’s Choice:
The San Diego Supercomputer Center Data Oasis Storage System with contributions from Appro, Aeon Computing, Arista Networks, Globus Online and Intel Whamcloud

SDSC
SDSC and Philip Papadopoulos, Program Director, UC San Diego and SDSC presented the award by HPCwire and TCI CEO and Founder Tom Tabor
Appro
HPCwire and TCI CEO and Founder Tom Tabor presenting Daniel Kim, President & CEO, Appro International, Inc. their award
Aeon
Aeon Computing Co-Founder Doug Johnson accepting the award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc
Arista
Arista Co-Founder Andy Bechtolsheim presented the award by Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.
Globus
Ian Foster, Director, Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago accepting the award on behalf of Globus Online from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.
Whamcloud
Eric Barton, former CTO of Whamcloud and Lead Architect, High Performance Data Division at Intel is congratulated by Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.

Best HPC software product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Adaptive Computing Moab HPC Suite 7.2

Adaptive Computing
Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, Tabor Communications Inc, HPCwire presenting the award to Adaptive Computing CEO Robert Clyde

Editor’s Choice:
NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit 5.0

NVIDIA
Andy Walsh, Director, Marketing, Ujesh Desai, VP of Marketing, Sumit Gupta, GM, Tesla GPU, Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, TCI and HPCwire, Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, and Chris A. Malachowsky, Co-Founder and NVIDIA Fellow, NVIDIA

Best HPC visualization product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Adaptive Computing Moab HPC Suite and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (NICE DCV)

Adaptive Computing
TCI and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor presenting the awards to Adaptive CEO Rob Clyde and Beppe Ugolotti, CEO NICEsrl
NICE

Editor’s Choice:
Kitware ParaView

Kitware
HPCwire and TCI CEO and Founder Tom Tabor presenting Kitware Dir. Scientific Computing Berk Geveci the award

Best application of Big Data in HPC

Readers’ Choice:
The Apache Software Foundation for Apache Hadoop

Apache
Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, Tabor Communications presenting the award to Scientific Computing Research Specialist Surresh Marru, Indiana University and SW Engineer Aaron Myers, Cloudera accepting the award on behalf of The Apache Software Foundation

Editor’s Choice:
DARPA XDATA Program

DARPA

Best HPC interconnect product or technology

Readers’ Choice:
Mellanox FDR Infiniband Solution and Connect-IB FDR Infiniband Adapter

Mellanox
Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder TCI and HPCwire presenting the awards to Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman.

Editor’s Choice:
Mellanox FDR Infiniband Solution and Connect-IB FDR Infiniband Adapter

Mellanox
TCI and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor reviews this year's Mellanox awards with Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman

Best HPC cluster solution or technology

Readers’ Choice:
DataDirect Networks SFA 12K

DataDirect
DDN COO Erwan Menrad is congratulated by Tabor Communications and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor

Editor’s Choice:
Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer

Appro
HPCwire and TCI CEO and Founder Tom Tabor presenting Daniel Kim, President & CEO, Appro International, Inc. their award

Best HPC collaboration between government and industry

Readers’ Choice:
The Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) Titan supercomputer in collaboration with the US Department of Energy, Cray, AMD, and NVIDIA

ORNL
Tom Tabor presenting the honors to ORNL Dr. Jeff Nichols, Ass. Lab Director, Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate
Cray
Pictured left to right - John Levesque, Director, HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, Christy Adkinson, Director of Marketing, and Pete Ungaro, CEO, Cray
AMD
Dr. John Gustafson, Senior Fellow, Chief Product Architect at AMD accepting the award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder Tabor Communications and HPCwire
NVIDIA
Andy Walsh, Director, Marketing, Ujesh Desai, VP of Marketing, Sumit Gupta, GM, Tesla GPU, Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, TCI and HPCwire, Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, and Chris A. Malachowsky, Co-Founder and NVIDIA Fellow, NVIDIA

Editor’s Choice:
National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC) in collaboration with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, (NCMS) National Center for Supercomputer Applications, (NCSA) NASA, and the National Science Foundation, (NSF) US Department of Commerce, Departments of Defense and Energy, (DOD & DOE) US Council on Competitiveness, (COC) Ohio Supercomputer Center, Purdue University, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, John Deere, Procter & Gamble and Rosenboom.

NDEMC

Top supercomputing achievement

Readers’ Choice:
NASA Ames Pleiades supercomputer for the NASA Kepler Mission discovery of new planets in the Milky Way (with contributions from Intel and SGI)

NASA
Shawn Seader, Scientist, Kepler Mission for NASA is congratuated by Tom Tabor CEO and Founder, TCI and HPCwire with Bill Thigpen, NAS Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Intel
Pictured left to right - Eric Barton, Lead Architect, High Performance Data Division, Joe Curley, Director of Marketing, Data Center Gp, Raj Hazra, VP Intel Arthitecture Gp, GM, Tech. Gp accepting their awards from Tom Tabor
SGI
Tabor Communications and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor congratulating SGI CEO Jorge Luis Titinger for the Top Supercomputing Achievement

Editor’s Choice:
The Deployment of IBM Blue Gene/Q “Sequoia” at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

IBM
Editor's Choice: Top supercomputing achievement
LLNL
Tom Tabor presents the Top Supercomputing Achievement Award to Micael McCoy, Program Director for Advanced Simulation and Computing, LLNL

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

Readers’ Choice:

NVIDIA
Andy Walsh, Director, Marketing, Ujesh Desai, VP of Marketing, Sumit Gupta, GM, Tesla GPU, Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, TCI and HPCwire, Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, and Chris A. Malachowsky, Co-Founder and NVIDIA Fellow, NVIDIA
Intel
Eric Barton, Lead Architect, High Performance Data Division, Joe Curley, Director of Marketing, Data Center Gp, Raj Hazra, VP Intel Architecture Gp, GM, Tech. Gp, accepting their awards from TCI and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor
Mellanox
Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder TCI and HPCwire presenting the awards to Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman
Cray
John Levesque, Director, Cray, Tabor Communications and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, Christy Adkinson, Director of Marketing, and Pete Ungaro, CEO, Cray accepting their awards
DataDirect
Alex Bouzari, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO, DataDirect Networks is congratulated by CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.

Editor’s Choice:

NVIDIA
NVIDIA's Sumit Gupta, General Manager, Tesla GPU Accelerated Computing accepting the Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch award on behalf of NVIDIA
Intel
Joe Curley, Director of Marketing, Data Center Group at Intel displays Intel's dual HPCwire 2012 Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch Awards for Xeon Phi

pNFS

OpenACC
NVIDIA
Sumit Gupta, GM, Tesla GPU Accelerated Computing, NVIDIA accepting the Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch award on behalf of NVIDIA
Cray
John Levesque, Director, Cray, HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, Christy Adkinson, Director of Marketing, and Pete Ungaro, CEO, Cray
The Portland Group
PGI's Michael Wolfe, Compiler Engineer and Director Doug Miles accepting the award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, Tabor Communications Inc. and HPCwire
CAPS

Solid-state Drives/Flash memory

Top 5 vendors to watch (in order of ranking)

Readers’ Choice:

NVIDIA
Andy Walsh, Director, Marketing, Ujesh Desai, VP of Marketing, Sumit Gupta, GM, Tesla GPU, Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, TCI and HPCwire, Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, and Chris A. Malachowsky, Co-Founder and NVIDIA Fellow, NVIDIA
Intel
Raj Hazra, VP, Intel Architecture Group & GM, Technical Computing is congratulated by Tabor Communications and HPCwire CEO and Founder, Tom Tabor
Mellanox
CEOs Tom Tabor, Tabor Communications and Eyal Waldman, Mellanox display the 2012 HPCwire awards presented to Mellanox
IBM
IBM Deep Computing Technical Manager Herb Schultz and CEO and Founder, Tom Tabor during IBM's awards presentation
Cray
Cray CEO Pete Ungaro celebrates his dual 2012 HPCwire Top 5 Vendors to Watch awards

Editor’s Choice:

NVIDIA
Andy Walsh, Director, Marketing, Ujesh Desai, VP of Marketing, Sumit Gupta, GM, Tesla GPU, Liza Gabrielson, Sr. Campaign Manager, Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, TCI and HPCwire, Ian Buck, GM, GPU Computing, and Chris A. Malachowsky, Co-Founder and NVIDIA Fellow, NVIDIA
Intel
Raj Hazra, Vice-President Intel Architecture Group & GM Technical Computing displays Intel's HPCwire Top 5 Vendors to Watch Award
AMD
Dr. John Gustafson, Senior Fellow, Chief Product Architect for AMD accepting the Top 5 Vendors to Watch award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder Tabor Communications and HPCwire
Cray
Pete Ungaro CEO, Cray, poses with his dual 2012 HPCwire Top 5 Vendors to Watch awards
Mellanox
Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder of Tabor Communications and HPCwire and Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman display Mellanox's HPCwire Readers and Editor's Choice Awards recieved for 2012

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