HPC INNOVATION AWARDS

For the Outstanding Application of HPC Computing for Business and Scientific Achievements

Our program to recognize noteworthy achievements made by users using High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies.

How winners will be selected

» All submissions will receive a careful and complete review

» Submissions must contain a clear description of the dollar value or scientific value received in order to qualify

» Volunteers from the HPC User Forum Steering Committee will conduct an initial ranking of the submissions (for the list of the steering committee members, click here).

» The final evaluation will then be conducted by selected experts in the specific area/discipline in which the work was done.

» Winners will be notified in advance of any public announcement

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HPC Innovation Awards

HPC Innovation Excellence Award

The HPC Innovation Excellence Awards recognize noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC), which includes simulation, AI and other advanced analytics, quantum computing and other methods and technologies. The program’s main goals are to:

  • Recognize HPC-enabled innovations in science, engineering, and data analytics, including both public sector advances in science and public or private sector returns on investment (ROI).
  • Showcase HPC accomplishments in various environments such as traditional HPC centers, enterprise data centers, and cloud computing platforms as well as quantum computing.
  • Help convey the broad benefits of adopting HPC.
  • Demonstrate the value of HPC to funding organizations, elected officials, and investors.
  • Expand public understanding of and support for HPC.

By HPC, we mean technical computing that includes modeling and simulation, computational analysis, machine/deep learning, artificial intelligence, or quantum computing. HPC is used in supercomputing facilities to support science, engineering, and data analytics; enterprise data centers to support business operations and research; departments and business units of organizations; and in third-party (external) cloud environments.

Criteria for the Awards

Hyperion Research and the HPC User Forum Steering Committee welcome award entries from anywhere in the world.

  • Achievements are based on the results of applying HPC to scientific, engineering or business problems. The main criterion is the value on the achievement.
  • Awards are given for actual achievements, rather than just plans to achieve something in the future.
  • Achievements can date back as far as five (5) years.
  • Submissions must demonstrate a positive impact on science, medicine, engineering, data science, computer science, financial results, the HPC community, or society at large.
    • Awards may be made to applications which show significant incremental advancements rather than major breakthroughs. For example, improvements over a number of years in HPC modeling of materials and plasma physics have enabled the design of experimental reactors for controlled thermonuclear fusion and the re-examination of approaches which were previously considered unfeasible.
  • The achievement cannot be based simply on using newer HPC technologies, such as solving a problem faster with more-capable processors/accelerators or lowering data center PUE by installing new cooling technologies. However, a combination of fundamental algorithmic changes and underlying hardware technology that provides a unique enhancement in capability is acceptable (e.g., implementation of weather codes on GPUs to enable 1-2 km global weather modeling).
  • Creating innovative technologies or methods is a welcome achievement as long as their value is being proven in the community/broader society.
  • Documentation/references/attestations are requested in order to facilitate the evaluation and award process. This could include references of support from end users.

Process for Submitting

Use the application form to submit candidates for the awards. To submit more than one candidate, please complete a separate form for each one. Copies of the form are available, click here to download. If you have questions, contact Steve Conway, sconway@hyperionres.com.
The form should be completed by the candidate project’s principal investigator or other project leader. Submissions are evaluated by the HPC User Forum Steering Committee, a volunteer, international group representing HPC user organizations in government, industry and academia. may call on domain experts for further evaluation.

Click here to see a list of past winners and summaries of winning awards

GO TO APPLICATION FORM

Assistance with Completing the Application Form

Hyperion Research’s HPC analysts are available to answer questions and advise applicants on what information to include in submissions and how to quantify achievements. Feel free to contact Steve Conway, sconway@hyperionres.com. Examples of prior winning submissions are also available on request.

Judging Panel

Volunteers from the HPC User Forum Steering Committee will conduct an initial ranking of the submissions.

Paul Muzio
Chairman, Industry Expert

Rupak Biswas
NASA Ames
Vice Chairman

Earl Joseph
Executive Director,
Hyperion Research

Vijay Agarwala
Virginia Tech.

Swamy Akasapu
General Motors

Alex Akkerman
Ford Motor Company

C. Scot Atkins
Industry Expert – Advanced Analytics/Dense Supercomputing

Doug Ball
HPC Expert

Jeff Broughton
NERSC/Lawrence
Berkeley National Lab

Paul Buerger
Industry Expert

Clayton Chandler
Credit Suisse Group AG

Candace Culhane
Los Alamos National Labs

Sharan Kalwani
Industry Specialist Consultant

Chris Catherasoo
California Institute of Technology

Simon Burbidge
University of Bristol (UK)

Jack Collins
National Cancer Institute

Steve Conway
Vice President,
Hyperion Research

Steve Finn
Emagine IT

Merle Giles
Moonshot Research

Keith Gray
BP

Arno Kolster
Providentia Worldwide

Doug Kothe
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jysoo Lee
KAUST

David Martin
Argonne National Laboratory

Michael Resch
HLRS, University of Stuttgart

Ryan Quick
Providentia Worldwide

Stephane Requena
GENCI

Vince Scarafino
Industry Expert

Suzy Tichenor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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