a wide range of awards that recognize the innovative hard work of
conference participants. Rules associated with each award, including
honorarium amounts, are outlined below.
Bell Awards were established to reward practical use of parallel
processors and are given for the best performance in an application.
This award is made in several categories relating to hardware and
software advancement. All submissions for Gordon Bell Awards will
be made through the SC2002 Technical Papers process and will be simultaneously
considered for acceptance in the conference and for the Gordon Bell
Awards. Rules associated with the Gordon Bell Awards will be available
through this Web site. $5000 will be divided by decision of the Awards
Committee among the winners.
Bell Awards Finalists
Bandwidth Challenge was established in 2000 to encourage use of
the SCinet infrastructure for exciting demonstrations during the SC
Conference. Winner(s) will receive cash awards from Qwest.
Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award was established in
1997. A crystal memento, illuminated certificate, and $10,000 honorarium
are awarded to recognize innovative contributions to high performance
computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated
by Seymour Cray.
Fernbach Memorial Award was established in 1992 in memory of Sidney
Fernbach, one of the pioneers in the development and application of
high performance computers for the solution of large computational
problems. A certificate and $2,000 are awarded for outstanding contributions
in the application of high performance computers using innovative
will be given for:
paper (includes a $1,000 honorarium)
of the SC2002 Technical Program Committee
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 nontrivial problem.
Set of Platforms: Similar to above, we pose a challenge to combine
the most diverse set of architectures to solve a single, nontrivial
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.
For more information
and a submission form, please see:
submissions is September 1, 2002