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NCSA’s Private Sector Program Receives 3 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The Private Sector Program of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) received THREE awards in the HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans. The three awards are:

  • Readers’ Choice: Top Supercomputing Achievement
  • Readers’ Choice: Best Use of an HPC Application in Manufacturing
  • Editors’ Choice: Best Use of an HPC Application in Manufacturing

The award for Top Supercomputing Achievement recognizes NCSA’s PSP staff and colleagues at the Barcelona Supercomputer Center for scaling BSC’s Alya multiphysics code to 100,000 cores of NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer.

The awards for Best Use of an HPC Application in Manufacturing recognize PSP staff, PSP partner Rolls-Royce, and storage systems company DDN for their collaboration to accelerate the simulation and modeling performance of Nastran and other data-intensive manufacturing codes.

In its nearly 30 years of collaboration with industry, NCSA’s Private Sector Program has worked with more than one-third of the Fortune50®—helping companies in sectors from manufacturing to oil and gas to biomedical and life sciences to improve their productivity and competitiveness by leveraging advanced technology. PSP staff provide expertise in modeling and simulation, software scaling and benchmarking, and data analysis.

The annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, along with a process in which the editors of HPCwire make selections. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community.

“HPCwire readers are among the most informed in the HPC community, and these awards are ultimately given to the organizations that are making the biggest impacts 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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