Top Researchers, Projects in High Performance Computing Honored at SC/05; Gordon Bell Awards, Tri-Challenge, HPC and Bandwidth Challenges, Best Papers and Poster Winners Announced

Supercomputing 2005
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2005--Top researchers and their unprecedented accomplishments in high performance computing were recognized at the SC/05 conference this week, where the winners of the Gordon Bell Prize, the HPC Analytics Challenge, the best research papers, Bandwidth Challenge Award, and poster winners were announced.

SC/05, the annual international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis is sponsored by ACM and IEEE Computer Society. SC/05's "Gateway to Discovery" theme focuses on the future and potential of supercomputing.

“Ultra-Low Latency Optical Networks for Next Generation Supercomputers.”

Every year, SC/05 presents awards that recognize the innovative work of conference participants and leaders in the field. The conference gives awards for Best Paper, Best Student Paper, Best Poster, and the Initiatives Challenges Awards. In addition, SC/05 serves as the venue for presenting the Gordon Bell Prizes, which reward practical uses of high-performance computers, including best performance of an application and best achievement in cost-performance.

The following are this year's awards:

Gordon Bell Prize:
"100+ TFlop Solidification Simulations on BlueGene/L"
Authors: Frederick H. Streitz, James N. Glosli, Mehul V. Patel, Bor
Chan, Robert K. Yates, Bronis R. de Supinski (Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory), James Sexton, John A. Gunnels (IBM)

Best Technical Paper Award (tie):
"High Resolution Aerospace Applications using the NASA Columbia
Authors: Dimitri J. Mavriplis (University of Wyoming), Michael J.
Aftosmis (NASA Ames Research Center), Marsha Berger
(Courant Institute)

"Full Electron Calculation Beyond 20,000 Atoms: Ground Electronic
State of Photosynthetic Proteins"
Tsutomu Ikegami, Toyokazu Ishida, Dmitri G. Fedorov, Kazuo Kitaura,
Yuichi Inadomi, Hiroaki Umeda, Mitsuo Yokokawa, Satoshi Sekiguchi
(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Best Student Paper:
"Programmer Productivity:  A Case Study of Novice Parallel
Author: Lorin Hochstein (University of Maryland)

Best Research Poster:
"Ultra-Low Latency Optical Networks for Next Generation
Supercomputers." Authors: Benjamin A. Small, Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur,
Assaf Shacham, Keren Bergman (Columbia University); Carl Gray, Cory
Hawkins, David C. Keezer, Kevin P. Martin, D. Scott Wills (Georgia
Institute of Technology); Gary D. Hughes (Laboratory of Physical

Tri-Challenge Award:
Robert L. Grossman, National Center for Data Mining

HPC Analytics Challenge Award (tie):
"SPICE: Simulated Pore Interactive Computing Experiment"
Authors: Shantenu Jha, Peter Coveney, Matt Harvey (University College
London), Stephen Pickles, Robin Pinning (University of Manchester),
Peter Clarke (University of Edinburgh), Bruce Boghosian (Tufts
University), Charlie Catlett (TeraGrid), Charles Laughton (Nottingham
University), Rob Pennington (NCSA/TeraGrid), Sergiu Sanielevici
(Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center), Jennifer Schopf (Argonne National
Lab), Richard Blake (CCLRC Daresbury)

"Real Time Change Detection and Alerts from Highway Traffic Data"
Authors: Robert L. Grossman, Michal Sabala, Anushka Aanand, Pei Zhang,
Jason Leigh, David Hanley, Peter Nelson (University of Illinois at
Chicago), John Chaves, Steve Vejcik (Open Data Partners), John
Dillenburg, Vince Poor (Princeton University)

StorCloud Award
"PNNL Computational Chemistry Simulation"
Authors: Kevin Regimbal, Ryan Mooney (Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory), Evan Felix

Bandwidth Challenge
"Distributed TeraByte Particle Physics Data Sample Analysis"
Authors: Julian James Bunn, Harvey Newman (Caltech), Les Cottrell
(SLAC), Don Petravik, Matt Crawford (FNAL)

About SC/05

SC/05, sponsored by ACM and IEEE, is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage and will showcase how high performance computing, networking, storage and analytics lead to advances in research, education and commerce. The conference includes technical and education programs, workshops, tutorials, an exhibit area, demonstrations and hands-on learning.

Next year, SC06 will be held November 12-18 at Tampa Convention Center. More information is available at


SC/05 Communications Chair
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