the ACM Gordon Bell Prize
The ACM Gordon Bell Prize has been awarded since 1987 to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. It is now administered by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), with financial support for the stipend (currently $ 10,000) provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing.
The purpose of the prize is to track the progress of leading-edge technical computing, namely simulation, modeling and large-scale data analysis as applied to science, engineering or other fields. In addition to the main ACM Gordon Bell Prize, the Bell Prize Committee may, at its discretion, grant a special award to recognize an achievement in a related area such as price/performance, usage of innovative techniques or non-traditional types of computation.
The SC09 conference is proud to present the finalists of the Gordon Bell competition in three special Technical Program sessions. The finalists are:
- Beyond Homogeneous Decomposition: Scaling Long-Range Forces on Massively Parallel Architectures
- A Scalable Method for Ab Initio Computation of Free Energies in Nanoscale Systems
- Liquid Water: Obtaining the Right Answer for the Right Reasons
- Enabling High-Fidelity Neutron Transport Simulations on Petascale Architectures
- Scalable Implicit Finite Element Solver for Massively Parallel
- Processing with Demonstration to 160K cores
- 42 TFlops Hierarchical N-body Simulations on GPUs with Applications in both Astrophysics and Turbulence
- Indexing Genomic Sequences on the IBM Blue Gene
- The Cat is Out of the Bag: Cortical Simulations with 10^9 Neurons, 10^13 Synapses
- Millisecond-Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Anton
See the link at the top of this page for a searchable list of the Gordon Bell Finalists.
The Gordon Bell prizes will be announced during a special invitation-only awards presentation on Thursday from 12:00-1:30.
Previous Gordon Bell Winners