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Texas Advanced Computing Center Receives Honors in 2016 HPCwire Awards

Published on November 14, 2016 by Chelsea Lang, Tabor Communications

Salt Lake City, UT — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah. The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at www.HPCwire.com. TACC was recognized with the following honor(s):

  • Readers' Choice: Best HPC Collaboration Between Academia and Industry for the Lonestar 5 supercomputer, now in full production and built off technologies from Cray, Intel and Data Direct Networks.
  • Readers' Choice-Top Supercomputing Achievement: TACC, SDSC, Open Science Grid, XSEDE and UNL's Holland Computing Center collaborate to verify the groundbreaking LIGO gravitational wave discovery.
  • Editors' Choice-Best Application of Energy Efficient HPC: TACC collaborated with Japanese government agency NEDO to explore improved energy efficiency using an HPC Apollo 8000 system (Hikari).
  • Editors' Choice-Top Supercomputing Achievement: TACC, SDSC, Open Science Grid, XSEDE and UNL's Holland Computing Center collaborate to verify the groundbreaking LIGO gravitational wave discovery.
  • Editor's Choice-Outsanding Leadership in HPC: Dan Stanzione, TACC

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.

"From thought leaders to end users, the HPCwire readership reaches and engages every corner of the high performance computing community," said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. "Receiving their recognition signifies community support across the entire HPC space as well as the breadth of industries it serves. We are proud to recognize these efforts and make the voices of our readers heard, and our congratulations go out to all the winners."

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

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About Texas Advanced Computing Center

TACC designs and deploys the world's most powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions to enable researchers to answer complex questions. Every day, researchers rely on our computing experts and resources to help them gain insights and make discoveries that change the world. TACC's environment includes a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure ecosystem of leading-edge resources in high performance computing (HPC), visualization, data analysis, storage, archive, cloud, data-driven computing, connectivity, tools, APIs, algorithms, consulting, and software. In addition, our skilled experts work with thousands of researchers on more than 3,000 projects each year.

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