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TACC's Wrangler Supercomputer Receives Honors in 2015 HPCwire Awards

Published on November 16, 2015 by Faith Singer-Villalobos

TACC's 'Wrangler' Data Intensive System

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas.

The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at www.HPCwire.com.

TACC's Wrangler system was recognized with the following honor:

Readers' Choice: Best Data-Intensive System (end user focused)

The coveted 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. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

"We are proud to receive this Readers' Choice award for Wrangler--a system we designed from the ground up with the capacity and capabilities needed by today's data researchers," said Niall Gaffney, TACC's Director of Data Intensive Computing.

"This award reflects that the team's efforts using many of the features of HPC, Big Data, and Cloud computing has produced a powerful and user oriented system tuned to support a wide array of data driven research domains."

"HPCwire readers are among the most informed in the HPC community and these awards are ultimately given to the organizations that are making the greatest impact in advancing technology and humanity itself through high performance computing," said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. "The HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards send a strong message of support and appreciation from those in the global HPC community. We are proud to be able to recognize these efforts each your and our congratulations go out to all the winners."

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

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About TACC

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) designs and operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources. The center's mission is to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies.


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