Thomas Sterling named first recipient of HPC Vanguard Award

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. and DENVER, Colo. — Indiana University computer scientist Thomas Sterling has been named the first recipient of The Exascale Report’s HPC Vanguard Award. Mike Bernhardt, publisher of The Exascale Report and creator of the award, made the announcement yesterday at the Supercomputing 2013 conference in Denver. Sterling’s peers in the high performance computing (HPC) and emerging exascale communities selected him for the award.

"As one of the HPC community’s most recognized and respected luminaries, Thomas Sterling exemplifies this award and is well deserving of this recognition," said Bernhardt. "The HPC Vanguard Award acknowledges his unquestioned leadership position at the forefront of the HPC community and his tireless efforts to improve education and awareness – always striving to drive the high-end, technical computing community forward. We are thrilled and honored to bestow Thomas with this recognition."

At Indiana University, Sterling is chief scientist and executive associate director of the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) and a professor in the IU School of Informatics and Computing. Through the years, Sterling’s research has contributed to revolutionary developments in HPC, making supercomputers cheaper and more accessible than ever before. He holds six patents, has co-authored six books and is considered a giant in the field of extreme scale computing.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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