the ACM Gordon Bell Prize
The ACM Gordon Bell Prize has been awarded since 1987 to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. It is now administered by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), with financial support for the stipend (currently $10,000) provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing.
The purpose of the prize is to track the progress of leading-edge technical computing, namely simulation, modeling and large-scale data analysis as applied to science, engineering or other fields. Recent winners have been awarded for landmark computations at performance rates that have in some cases topped 100 Tflop/s. In addition to the main ACM Gordon Bell Prize, the Bell Prize Committee may, at its discretion, grant a special award to recognize an achievement in a related area such as price/performance, usage of innovative techniques or non-traditional types of computation.
The SC08 conference is proud to present the finalists of the 2008 Gordon Bell competition in two special Technical Program sessions. The finalists are:
- Multi-teraflops Simulations of Disorder Effects on the Transition Temperature of the High Tc Superconducting Cuprates by Gonzalo Alvarez and a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cray Inc.
- 0.374 Pflop/s Trillion-particle Particle-in-cell Modeling of Laser Plasma Interactions on Roadrunner" by Kevin J. Bowers and a team from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Scalable adaptive Mantle Convection Simulation on Petascale Supercomputers by Carsten Burstedde and a team from University of Texas at Austin, California Institute of Technology, and University of Colorado
- High-frequency Simulations of Global Seismic Wave Propagation using SPECFEM3D_GLOBE on 62K Processors by Laura Carrington and a team from University of California, San Diego and University of Pau
- 350-450 Tflops Molecular Dynamics Simulations on the Roadrunner General-purpose Heterogeneous Supercomputer by Sriram Swaminarayan and a team from Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Linear Scaling Divide-and-conquer Electronic Structure Calculations for Thousand Atom Nanostructures by Lin-Wang Wang and a team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
See the link at the top of this page for a searchable list of the Gordon Bell Finalists.
The Gordon Bell prizes will be announced at the conference awards ceremony on Thursday afternoon at 1:30pm.
Previous Gordon Bell Winners