XSEDE Receives Honors in 2013 HPCwire Readers' and Editor's Choice Awards

HPCwire Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology

DENVER, CO. November 18, 2013 – XSEDE announced today that it has received top honors in the 2013 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards. HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado. A complete list of award winners is available on the HPCwire.com website.

XSEDE has been selected to receive the following award:

·       Editor's Choice Award – Best use of HPC in Financial Services

XSEDE, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center SGi "Blacklight" and San Diego Supercomputer Center Cray "Gordon" Research resulting in faster market analysis and new regulations imposed for Stock Market trading

"XSEDE is honored to be recognized for exciting, ground-breaking and, in fact, law-changing work done by Mao Ye," said Project Director John Towns. "The resources and services available at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, San Diego Supercomputer Center and our other Service Providers are accelerating scientific discovery by enhancing the productivity of researchers, engineers, and scholars. We thank HPCwire for recognizing the efforts of XSEDE and of the tremendous community we support."

The highly coveted HPCwire Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards winners are selected by a polling of HPCwire's global audience for the Readers' Choice, combined with winners selected by a panel of editors, staff executives and HPC luminaries for the Editor's Choice. The formal presentation of the awards takes place during the week of the Supercomputing Conference each year, which focuses upon high performance computing, hardware, software, networking, storage, and scientific breakthroughs. Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious awards presented during the conference, the awards honor demonstrated excellence and outstanding technological advancements achieved by the HPC community.

"It's an honor and a privilege to be able to publically recognize the organizations and individuals who's hard work, dedication, and efforts over the past year have contributed to scientific discoveries and new breakthroughs in emerging technologies that will benefit mankind", said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc. "The awards represent the highest level of recognition given by the high performance computing community to it's own for their contributions to the advancement of science and technology. Our warmest congratulations go out to all the recipients of this year's awards."

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The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE accelerates scientific discovery by enhancing the productivity of researchers, engineers, and scholars by deepending and extending the use of XSEDE's ecosystem of advanced digital services and by advancing and sustaining the XSEDE advanced digital infrastructure. XSEDE is a five-year, $121-million project and is supported by the National Science Foundation.





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