HPCwire Reveals Winners of the 2014 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at SC14

November 17, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing industry announced the winners of the 2014 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference (SC14) taking place this week in New Orleans, LA. Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc., unveiled the list of winners just before the opening gala reception.

HPCwire readers are among the most informed in the HPC community and these awards are given to the organizations that are making the biggest impacts in advancing technology and humanity itself through high performance computing,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. “The theme of the SC conference this year is “HPC Matters,” and these companies truly exemplify the truth of this statement. We’re proud to be the conduit in which the community is able to honor and recognize some of the most important achievements happening in the world of high performance computing.”

HPCwire has designated two categories of Awards: (1) Readers’ Choice, where winners have been determined through election by HPCwire readers, and (2) Editors’ Choice, where winners have been selected by a panel of HPCwire editors. The process started with an open nomination process, with voting taking place throughout the month of September. These awards are widely recognized as the most prestigious recognition given by the HPC community to its own each year.

For a complete list of winners, visit: http://www.hpcwire.com/2014-hpcwire-readers-choice-awards/

Adding Diversity Leadership Recognition to the Awards

This year, for the first time, an Editors’ Choice Award recognizing the efforts being made to increase workforce diversity in high performance computing will be presented by HPCwire. The inaugural Workforce Diversity Leadership Award will be given to Dr. Kevin Franklin, Executive Director, I-CHASS, for his commitment to diversity that transcends ethnic and gender issues to include cultures, disciplines, and organizations at the global level.

“There were several very deserving candidates for our first HPCwire Workforce Diversity Leadership Award,” said Tom Tabor. “Dr. Franklin’s achievements and commitment to global diversity stood out among the crowd. His involvement dates back to his founding of the Diversity Network nearly 20 years ago. His commitment transcends ethnic and gender issues to include cultures, disciplines, and organizations. His grassroots work with OAS-ARTCA, which brings together the Americas to share HPC, illustrates his dedication to global inclusiveness. His work at UCHRI and as one of the founders of HASTAC speaks of his awareness of the need to cross discipline lines and include the humanities and social sciences at the technology table. And now his leadership at I-CHASS really brings his work full circle. Dr. Franklin has worked tirelessly to be all inclusive, making us all aware that diversity is the cornerstone to innovation.

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website (http://www.HPCwire.com) or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #HPCwireAwards.

About HPCwire

HPCwire is the #1 news and information resource covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. Since its inception in 1986, HPCwire has enjoyed a legacy of world-class editorial and journalism, making it the news source of choice selected by science, technology and business professionals interested in high performance and data-intensive computing. Visit HPCwire at www.hpcwire.com.

About Tabor Communications Inc.

(TCI) publishes a complete advanced computing portfolio that includes HPCwire, Datanami, EnterpriseTech, and HPCwire Japan. For over 28 years TCI has been a market leader in online journalism covering emerging technologies within the high-tech industry, and a services company providing events, audience insights, and other solutions for companies engaged in performance computing in enterprise, government, and research. More information can be found at www.taborcommunications.com.

Source: Tabor Communications Inc.

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