Nov. 17, 2021 — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2021 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21), in St. Louis, Missouri. The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website.
TACC was recognized with the following honors:
Readers’ Choice: Best HPC Collaboration in Academia/Government/Industry
Within weeks of the Arecibo’s telescope collapse, a broad coalition of collaborators — TACC, University of Central Florida, Engagement and Performance Operations Center, NSF Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot, Globus at the University of Chicago — convened to transfer and safely preserve petabytes of irreplaceable observation data from the radio telescope. The data was transferred to the XSEDE-allocated Ranch system of TACC to make it available to researchers and support the Arecibo Observatory’s future.
Editors’ Choice: Best Use of HPC in Physical Sciences
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) used TACC’s Frontera supercomputer center to produce dynamic models of earthquake processes. SCEC’s work improves the predictability of earthquake system models simulates earthquake events and promotes a safer and more earthquake resilient society.
“Every year it is our pleasure to connect with and honor the HPC community through our Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, and 2021 marked an exceptional showing of industry innovation,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. “Between our worldwide readership of HPC experts and an unparalleled panel of editors, the Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards represent resounding recognition throughout the industry. Our congratulations go out to all of the winners.”
The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community and are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.
Source: Faith Singer, Texas Advanced Computing Center