Both novice and veteran researchers were honored for their contributions to high-performance computing in a special awards session at the Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) conference.
The ACM Gordon Bell Prize for best performance of a high-performance application was awarded to "Anton 2: Raising the Bar for Performance and Programmability in a Special-Purpose Molecular Dynamics Supercomputer," by David E. Shaw and collaborators at D.E. Shaw Research.
A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers was recognized with the Best Paper Award for their "Scaling File System Metadata Performance with Stateless Caching and Bulk Insertion," while the Best Student Paper Award went to ETH Zurich researchers' "Slim Fly: A Cost Effective Low Diameter Network Topology."
Meanwhile, Sandia National Laboratories' Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland were presented with the second annual SC Test of Time Award for their paper, "A Multi-level Algorithm for Partitioning Graphs."
The University of Illinois' Harshitha Menon and the Technical University of Munich's Alexander Breuer received the George Michael Memorial Fellowship for outstanding Ph.D. students, and the University of Texas-Austin won the Student Cluster Challenge, in which student teams built a small cluster on the SC14 exhibit floor and raced to illustrate the greatest sustained performance across a slate of applications.
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