The HPC Challenge
Awards will honor participants in three categories for innovative
uses of high performance computing resources. This will provide opportunities
for contestants to showcase important applications and platforms. The
categories are as follows:
Data-Intensive Application: As processor power increases and sensor
networks become ubiquitous, it is increasingly information and its location
that is important. The award will be presented to the entry that is
most innovative with respect to data mining, visualization, or combinations
thereof. Examples of such projects would include multidisciplinary teams
to mine, visualize, and interpret data.
Distributed Application: The Grid has made it possible to link computers
around the world to solve computationally-intense problems, leveraging
the strengths of different architectures in a simple application. The
award will be presented to the team with the most geographically distributed
application that solves a non-trivial problem.
Set of Platforms: Similar to above, we pose a challenge to combine
the most diverse set of architectures to solve a single, non-trivial
There are three
award levels: Platinum ($1500 honorarium), Gold ($1000), and Silver
demonstrate their entries in front of an audience on Wednesday. Judges
will make decisions on Wednesday afternoon, and awards will be presented
at the Awards Session on Thursday.
Entries should contain
the names and contact information for all participants, an abstract
describing the challenge, and any special requirements for high performance
computing resources, data storage or demonstrating the technology.
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