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SC Conference - Activity Details
The 2008 HPC Challenge AwardsPrimary Session Leader:
Jeremy Kepner (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Secondary Session Leader:
The 2008 HPC Challenge Awards will be given in two classes: Class 1 and 2. Class 1: Best Performance awards best run submitted to the HPC Challenge website. Since there are multiple tests, "best" is a subjective term. It has been decided by the committee that winners in four categories will be announced: HPL, Global-RandomAccess, EP-STREAM-Triad per system and Global-FFT. Class 2: Most Elegant awards implementation of three or more of the HPC Challenge benchmarks with special emphasis being placed on: HPL, Global-RandomAccess, STREAM-Triad and Global-FFT. This award would be weighted 50% on performance and 50% on code elegance/clarity/size. Competition in Class 1 offers a rich view of contemporary supercomputers as they compete for supremacy not just in one category but in four. Class 2, on the other hand, offers a glimpse into high end programming technologies and the effectiveness of their implementation.