Two Swiss Finalists for the Gordon Bell Prize 2013

The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each November at the annual  Supercomputing conference (SC). It recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements in applying high-performance computing to the sciences, to engineering, and to large scale data analytics. Candidates submitted their work by May 3rd, 2013, and  two months later, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize Committee announced the six finalists for the 2013 award.

Two Swiss scientists have been selected as finalists; and CSCS is proud to announce that Thomas C. Schulthess, CSCS Director and Professor of Computational Physics at ETH Zurich, is one of them. The second Swiss finalist is  Petros Koumoutsakos, Professor for Computational Science at ETH Zurich.

Thomas C.  Schulthess and his colloborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory entered the competition with their work entitled “Taking a Quantum Leap in Time to Solution for Simulations of High-Tc Superconductors“, while the team of Petros Koumoutsakos and collaborators at IBM Ruschlikon, the Technical University of Munich, and  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, participate with  “11 PFLOP/s simulations of cloud cavitation collapse” .

This is not all for Switzerland, the paper “Enabling Highly-Scalable Remote Memory Access Programming with MPI-3 One Sided“, submitted by  Robert Gerstenberger, Maciej Besta, amd Torsten Hoefler from ETH Zurich, is finalist for the Best Paper and the Best Student Paper Prize, also awarded at the  SC13.

Is everyone ready for SC13 in Denver, Colorado on November 17th-22nd, 2013? Then may the best teams win!

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