Readers Choice Awards 2012

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

NVIDIA Readers’ Choice:
NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs with Dassault Systemes SIMULIA Abaqus Finite Element Analysis.

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

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

Ed Turkel, WW HPC Marketing at HP accepts award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, Tabor Communications Inc. and HPCwire.
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Best use of HPC in life sciences

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

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

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

Pictured – Herb Schultz, IBM Deep Computing accepting award on behalf of IBM Watson and WellPoint from Tom Tabor.
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Best use of HPC in automotive

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

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

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

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

Best use of HPC in financial services

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

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.
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NVIDIA

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

EMC

Drew Schlussel, EMC’s Director of Produc Management for VNX Unified Storage is all smiles as he accepts the ECA award from Tom Tabor for.
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Intel

Raj Hazra, VP Intel Architecture & GM Technical Computing accepting the award on behalf of Intel.
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VMware

Tom Tabor presents the award to Josh Simons, HPC Architect at VMware.
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Xcelerit Tied With:
Xcelerit for Quant Toolkit, SDK.

Tom Tabor congratulates Xelerit CEO and Founder Hicham Lalou.
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Best use of HPC in the oil and gas industry

Petrobas RTM Readers’ Choice:
Petrobas Reverse Time Migration (RTM).

Schlumberger Editor’s Choice:
Schlumberger WesternGeco.

Best use of HPC in the entertainment industry

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

US Council on Competitiveness

CEO Tom Tabor presents Dr. Cynthia R. McIntyre, Sr. VP for the US Council on Competitiveness, with triple awards.
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Dreamworks Animation SKG Editor’s Choice:
Dreamworks Animation SKG and the US Council on Competitiveness for “Dreamworks Presents the Power of Supercomputing”.

US 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.
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Best use of HPC in “edge HPC” application

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

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.
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GENCI

University of Illinois 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.

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

Best use of HPC in the cloud

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

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

Cycle Computing

Jason Stowe, CEO of Cycle Computing accepting the award from Tom Tabor.
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Best application of “green computing” in HPC

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

Tom Tabor presenting the honors to ORNL Dr. Jeff Nichols, Ass. Lab Director, Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate.
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Cray

John Levesque, Director, accepting the award on behalf of the Cray Supercomputing Center of Excellence.
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IBM Editor’s Choice:
IBM Blue Gene/Q.

IBM Deep Computing Technical Manager Herb Schultz accepting the ECA award from Tom Tabor.
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Best HPC server product or technology

Cray Readers’ Choice:
Cray XE6 supercomputer.

Pictured left to right – John Levesque, Director, HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, Christy Adkinson, Director of Marketing, and Pete Ungaro, CEO, Cray.
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Intel Editor’s Choice:
Intel “Sandy Bridge” Xeon CPUs.

Best HPC storage product or technology

DataDirect Networks Readers’ Choice:
DataDirect Networks SFA 12K.

Alex Bouzari, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO at DataDirect Networks accepts the award from CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.
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SDSC 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 and Philip Papadopoulos, Program Director, UC San Diego and SDSC presented the award by HPCwire and TCI CEO and Founder Tom Tabor.
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Appro

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

Aeon Computing Co-Founder Doug Johnson accepting the award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.
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Arista Networks

Arista Co-Founder Andy Bechtolsheim presented the award by Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.
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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.
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Intel 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.
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Best HPC software product or technology

Adaptive Computing Readers’ Choice:
Adaptive Computing Moab HPC Suite 7.2.

Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, Tabor Communications Inc, HPCwire presenting the award to Adaptive Computing CEO Robert Clyde.
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NVIDIA Editor’s Choice:
NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit 5.0.

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.
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Best HPC visualization product or technology

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

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

Kitware Editor’s Choice:
Kitware ParaView.

HPCwire and TCI CEO and Founder Tom Tabor presenting Kitware Dir. Scientific Computing Berk Geveci the award.
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Best application of Big Data in HPC

Apache Readers’ Choice:
The Apache Software Foundation for Apache Hadoop.

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.
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DARPA Editor’s Choice:
DARPA XDATA Program.

Best HPC interconnect product or technology

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

Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder TCI and HPCwire presenting the awards to Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman.
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Mellanox Editor’s Choice:
Mellanox FDR Infiniband Solution and Connect-IB FDR Infiniband Adapter.

TCI and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor reviews this year’s Mellanox awards with Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman.
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Best HPC cluster solution or technology

DataDirect Networks Readers’ Choice:
DataDirect Networks SFA 12K.

DDN COO Erwan Menrad is congratulated by Tabor Communications and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor.
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Appro Editor’s Choice:
Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer.

HPCwire and TCI CEO and Founder Tom Tabor presenting Daniel Kim, President & CEO, Appro International, Inc. their award.
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Best HPC collaboration between government and industry

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

Tom Tabor presenting the honors to ORNL Dr. Jeff Nichols, Ass. Lab Director, Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate.
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Cray

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

Dr. John Gustafson, Senior Fellow, Chief Product Architect at AMD accepting the award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder Tabor Communications and HPCwire.
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INVIDIA

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.
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NDEMC 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.


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Top supercomputing achievement

NASA Ames 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).

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.
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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.
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SGI

Tabor Communications and HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor congratulating SGI CEO Jorge Luis Titinger for the Top Supercomputing Achievement.
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IBM Editor’s Choice:
The Deployment of IBM Blue Gene/Q “Sequoia” at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Editor’s Choice: Top supercomputing achievement.
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LLNL

Tom Tabor presents the Top Supercomputing Achievement Award to Micael McCoy, Program Director for Advanced Simulation and Computing, LLNL.
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Top 5 new products or technologies to watch (in order of ranking)
Readers’ Choice:

NVIDIA 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.
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Intel 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.
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Mellanox Mellanox.

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

Alex Bouzari, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO, DataDirect Networks is congratulated by CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, HPCwire and Tabor Communications Inc.
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Editor’s Choice:

NVIDIA 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.
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Intel 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.
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pNFS.

OpenACC Directives (NVIDIA, Cray, PGI, CAPS enterprise) OpenACC Directives (NVIDIA, Cray, PGI, CAPS enterprise).

NVIDIA

Sumit Gupta, GM, Tesla GPU Accelerated Computing, NVIDIA accepting the Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch award on behalf of NVIDIA.
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Cray

John Levesque, Director, Cray, HPCwire CEO and Founder Tom Tabor, Christy Adkinson, Director of Marketing, and Pete Ungaro, CEO, Cray.
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PGI

PGI’s Michael Wolfe, Compiler Engineer and Director Doug Miles accepting the award from Tom Tabor, CEO and Founder, Tabor Communications Inc. and HPCwire.
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CAPS

Solid-state Drives/Flash memory.

Top 5 vendors to watch (in order of ranking):
Readers’ Choice:

NVIDIA 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.
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Intel Intel.

Raj Hazra, VP, Intel Architecture Group & GM, Technical Computing is congratulated by Tabor Communications and HPCwire CEO and Founder, Tom Tabor.
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Mellanox Mellanox.

CEOs Tom Tabor, Tabor Communications and Eyal Waldman, Mellanox display the 2012 HPCwire awards presented to Mellanox.
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IBM IBM.

IBM Deep Computing Technical Manager Herb Schultz and CEO and Founder, Tom Tabor during IBM’s awards presentation.
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Cray Cray.

Cray CEO Pete Ungaro celebrates his dual 2012 HPCwire Top 5 Vendors to Watch awards.
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Editor’s Choice:

NVIDIA 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.
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Intel Intel.

Raj Hazra, Vice-President Intel Architecture Group & GM Technical Computing displays Intel’s HPCwire Top 5 Vendors to Watch Award.
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AMD 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.
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Cray Cray.

Pete Ungaro CEO, Cray, poses with his dual 2012 HPCwire Top 5 Vendors to Watch awards.
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Mellanox 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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