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TACC Receives Honors in 2019 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards

Published on November 19, 2019 by Faith Singer-Villalobos



The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19), in Denver, Colorado.

TACC was recognized with the following honors:

  • Editors' Choice Award: Top Supercomputer Achievement
  • Readers' Choice Award: Top HPC-Enabled Scientific Achievement
  • Editors' Choice Award: Best Use of HPC in Life Sciences

"We're honored to receive these awards from the community and from the editors of HPCWire," said Dan Stanzione, TACC's executive director and UT Austin's associate vice president for research. "We're exceptionally proud that two of these awards focus not on what we've done, but what we've enabled researchers who use TACC systems to discover. The support of researchers like the winners honored here is why TACC exists."

"We're honored to receive these awards from the community and from the editors of HPCWire. We're exceptionally proud that two of these awards focus not on what we've done, but what we've enabled researchers who use TACC systems to discover. The support of researchers like the winners honored here is why TACC exists."
Dan Stanzione, TACC's executive director and UT Austin's associate vice president for research

Editors' Choice Award: Top Supercomputer Achievement

The National Science Foundation-funded Frontera supercomputer at TACC became the world's largest academic supercomputer in June 2019. TACC, along with UT Austin and its technology partners, inaugurated a new era of academic supercomputing with a resource that is helping the nation's top researchers explore science at the largest scale and make the next generation of discoveries.

Readers' Choice Award: Top HPC-Enabled Scientific Achievement

TACC, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) enabled supercomputer simulations to help reveal groundbreaking insight into gravitational waves by analyzing neutron star structures and mergers with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Ontario, Canada) and the Theoretical Astrophysics Program (University of Arizona).

Editors' Choice Award: Best Use of HPC in Life Sciences

Researchers from TACC, SDSC, and the University of Michigan used an agent-based model (GranSim) to examine differences between 2D and 3D visualizations to understand better how tuberculosis granulomas form and spread.

The 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.

"Every year it is our pleasure to connect with and honor the HPC community through our Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, and 2019 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 goes out to all of the winners."

This is the 16th year that HPCwire has presented awards to leaders in the global HPC community. The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website. The HPCwire awards are an annual feature of the publication and are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference.

More information on the awards can be found at the HPCwire website or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #HPCwireAwards.


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Faith Singer-Villalobos

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