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Safety, reliability and improvement of nuclear reactor efficiencies play a major role in the wide-spread use of nuclear energy and reducing cost/kW-h to the consumer.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Argonne National Laboratory, NRG (Netherlands), SCK-CEN (Belgium), TerraPower, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

November 17, 2014 6:49 pm | Award Winners

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign teamed with nuclear reactor designers and research laboratories in the United States and Europe to enable high-fidelity, cost-saving simulations to design the next-generation of nuclear reactors using the computational fluid dynamics code Nek5000.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine

November 17, 2014 6:40 pm | Award Winners

The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospitals Kansas City...

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: GIS Federal

November 17, 2014 6:35 pm | Award Winners

For the US Army, and DoD and intelligence community as a whole, GIS Federal developed an...

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: North Carolina State University

November 17, 2014 6:28 pm | Award Winners

Researchers from NCSU conducted innovative research that will allow better prediction of thermal...

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Nexio simulation is a French SME located in Toulouse and specialized in electromagnetic simulation software for marine, space, defense and aeronautics domains applications.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Nexio

November 17, 2014 6:19 pm | Award Winners

Nexio simulation is a French SME located in Toulouse and specialized in electromagnetic simulation software for marine, space, defense and aeronautics domains applications.

 Aircraft noise adversely impacts population centers near major airports. With the expected growth in air travel, these noise exposure levels will increase considerably. To alleviate this problem, the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project wit

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: NASA

November 17, 2014 6:13 pm | Award Winners

The noise generated by civil air transport adversely impacts population centers near major airports. With the expected growth in air travel, community exposure to aircraft noise will increase considerably. To alleviate this problem, the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project within NASA's Aeronautics Mission Research Directorate is working to simultaneously reduce aircraft noise, fuel consumption, and engine emissions.

Researchers used HPC resources were utilized to run and visualize a breakthrough simulation involving a long-track EF5 tornado embedded within a supercell.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Central Michigan University

November 17, 2014 6:06 pm | Award Winners

Researchers used HPC resources were utilized to run and visualize a breakthrough simulation involving a long-track EF5 tornado embedded within a supercell.

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PayPal engineers developed a platform for real‐time event analytics using HPC designs on new hardware technology.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: PayPal

November 17, 2014 5:58 pm | Award Winners

PayPal engineers developed a platform for real‐time event analytics using HPC designs on new hardware technology. 

Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center are using detailed Monte Carlo computer simulations of radiation transport to determine how the response of ionization chambers is affected by the presence of a magnetic field.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Advance Computing Center (TACC) and Elekta AB

November 17, 2014 5:46 pm | Award Winners

Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in collaboration with TACC and Elekta AB are using detailed Monte Carlo computer simulations of radiation transport to assist in the development of the next generation of radiation therapy cancer treatments, which use a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner integrated with a radiation therapy unit (MRI-linac unit).

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Ohio State University Cancer Comprehensive Care Center

November 17, 2014 5:36 pm | Award Winners

Researchers at Ohio State University Cancer Comprehensive Care Center developed and implemented bioinformatics and molecular methods to understand what happens to human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in the "end game" of HPV-positive human cancers.

To heat fusion plasmas to the millions of degrees Celsius needed for fusion reactions scientists inject megawatts of electromagnetic energy from carefully engineered radiofrequency antennas. The generated electromagnetic waves interact with the fusion pla

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Tech-X Corporation

November 17, 2014 5:23 pm | Award Winners

To heat magnetically confined plasmas to the millions of degrees needed for fusion reactions, scientists inject megawatts of electromagnetic energy from carefully engineered radiofrequency antennas. The generated electromagnetic waves interact with the plasma in complex ways.

Researchers from Argonne, in collaboration with Caterpillar Inc. and Convergent Science, carried out large internal combustion engine simulations involving fine spatial and temporal resolutions; high fidelity; and robust two-phase flow, spray, turbulence,

Argonne wins HPC Innovation Excellence Award

August 25, 2014 10:47 am | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Argonne National Laboratory was one of seven new winners of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award. Announced by International Data Corporation at the ISC '14 supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany, the award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high-performance computing (HPC) technologies.

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The simulations, performed on Titan’s Cray XK7 system, produced 3D, high-fidelity power distributions representing conditions expected to occur during the AP1000 core startup and used up to 240,000 computational units in parallel.

Westinghouse-CASL Team Wins Major Computing Award for Reactor Core Simulations on Titan

August 7, 2014 3:35 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A team representing Westinghouse Electric Company and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, a DOE Innovation Hub led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received an HPC Innovation Excellence Award for applied simulation on Titan, the nation’s most powerful supercomputer. The award recognizes achievements made by industry users of high-performance computing technologies.

Electrostatic potential fluctuations in an annular region at mid-radius in the MAST tokamak, from a gyrokinetic simulation of the saturated turbulence using the GS2 code. A wedge of plasma has been removed from the visualisation so as to view the nature o

EPCC wins HPC Innovation Excellence Award

July 8, 2014 3:48 pm | by Adrian Jackson, EPCC | News | Comments

EPCC is delighted to be part of a team that has won an. Presented at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC14) in Leipzig (22-26 June 2014), the awards recognize outstanding application of HPC Computing for Business and Scientific Achievements.

Cineca with Thesan srl, an Italian SME active in the renewable energy sector, was named a winner for developing simulation-driven engineering of hydroelectric turbines.

Cineca named Winner of HPC Innovation Excellence Award by IDC

July 7, 2014 2:43 pm | by Cineca | News | Comments

International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the seventh round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the ISC'14 supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) technologies.

Researchers from NCSA, Rolls Royce, Proctor and Gamble, Cray Inc. and Livermore Software Technology Corporation were able to scale the commercial explicit finite element code, LS-DYNA, to 15,000 cores on Blue Waters.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Rolls-Royce, Procter and Gamble, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Cray Inc., Livermore Software Technology Corporation

June 23, 2014 6:00 pm | Award Winners

Researchers from NCSA, Rolls Royce, Proctor and Gamble, Cray Inc. and Livermore Software Technology Corporation were able to scale the commercial explicit finite element code, LS-DYNA, to 15,000 cores on Blue Waters. 

Researchers from Westinghouse Electric Company and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation Hub, performed core physics simulations of the AP1000® PWR startup core using CASL’s Virtual Environment

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, ORNL

June 23, 2014 5:46 pm | Award Winners

Researchers from Westinghouse Electric Company and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation Hub, performed core physics simulations of the AP1000® PWR startup core using CASL’s Virtual Environment for Reactor Application (VERA).

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Researchers from CCFE, EPCC and the Universities of York and Lund have made substantial recent optimizations for the well-known plasma turbulence code, GS2.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, EPCC at the University of Edinburgh, York Plasma Institute at the University of York, and Lund University

June 23, 2014 5:36 pm | Award Winners

Researchers from CCFE, EPCC and the Universities of York and Lund have made substantial recent optimizations for the well-known plasma turbulence code, GS2. This included a total rewrite of the routines that calculate the response matrices required by the code's implicit algorithm, which has significantly accelerated GS2’s initialization, typically by a factor over 10. 

Engineers and scientists from Pipistrel utilized HPC and technical computing resources to design and develop the Taurus G4 aircraft.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Pipistrel d.o.o.

June 23, 2014 5:20 pm | Award Winners

Engineers and scientists from Pipistrel utilized HPC and technical computing resources to design and develop the Taurus G4 aircraft. The aircraft was conceived, designed and built in a mere 5 months, relying heavily on CAD and rapid prototyping techniques, but especially on the use of CFD and other computer aerodynamic tools for evaluation of flight performance and handling before committing to the building of the prototype.

Engineers from THESAN srl, an Italian SME active in the renewable energy sector, teamed up with the Italian supercomputing center CINECA to develop simulation driven engineering of hydroelectric turbines.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: CINECA

June 23, 2014 5:08 pm | Award Winners

Engineers from THESAN srl, an Italian SME active in the renewable energy sector, teamed up with the Italian supercomputing center CINECA to develop simulation driven engineering of hydroelectric turbines. The engineers and researchers built an HPC based workflow to optimize the design of a new class of hydroelectric turbines. 

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory conducted one of the largest internal combustion engine simulations. Predictive internal combustion engine simulations necessitate very fine spatial and temporal resolutions, high-fidelity and robust two-phase

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Argonne National Laboratory, Caterpillar, Convergent Science

June 23, 2014 4:52 pm | Award Winners

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory conducted one of the largest internal combustion engine simulations. Predictive internal combustion engine simulations necessitate very fine spatial and temporal resolutions, high-fidelity and robust two-phase flow, spray, turbulence, combustion, and emission models.

University of Wisconsin Researchers utilized HPC resources in combination with multiple advanced forms of protein structure prediction algorithms and deep sequence data mining to construct a highly plausible capsid model for Rhinovirus-C (~600,000 atoms).

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 23, 2014 4:33 pm | Award Winners

University of Wisconsin Researchers utilized HPC resources in combination with multiple advanced forms of protein structure prediction algorithms and deep sequence data mining to construct a highly plausible capsid model for Rhinovirus-C (~600,000 atoms). The simulation model helps researchers in explaining why the existing pharmaceuticals don’t work on this virus.

International Data Corporation announced the seventh round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the ISC’14 supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany.

IDC Announces Winners of Seventh HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

June 23, 2014 3:47 pm | by International Data Corporation | News | Comments

International Data Corporation has announced the seventh round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the ISC’14 supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) technologies.

June 2014 ISC'14 Special Edition

June 2014 ISC'14 Special Edition

June 6, 2014 9:47 am | by SC | Digital Editions | Comments

Scientific Computing | HPC Source, June 2014 ISC'14 Special Edition

Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source

Recognizing Return on Investment

June 3, 2014 12:10 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

In our June 2014 issue, expert contributors share their experience on topics ranging from collaboration in the cloud to meeting new regulatory requirements to time series analysis. The cover story “Recognizing ROI and Innovative Application of High Performance Computing,” by Chirag Dekate, Research Manager, HPC at IDC, provides an update on how IDC’s Innovation Excellence Award Program continues to showcase benefits of investment in HPC.

HPC and Technical Computing market update at ISC'14

IDC Briefing at ISC'14

May 19, 2014 9:16 am | by IDC | Events

IDC invites all ISC'14 attendees to its annual HPC and Technical Computing market update breakfast briefing on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7:00-8:30 a.m., in Hall 4 of the Leipzig Congress Center (CCL). Announcements of the newest winners of IDC's HPC Innovation Excellence Awards...

Ford Werke GmbH

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Ford Werke GmbH

November 20, 2013 4:00 pm | Award Winners

Researchers at Ford Werke GmbH have developed and deployed a new CAE process, which enables the optimization of the airflow through the cooling package of a vehicle using complex 3-D CFD analysis. The Ford team also demonstrated it could run these complex simulations fast enough to enable their use within the time constraints of a vehicle development project.

Princeton University/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Princeton University/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

November 20, 2013 3:54 pm | Award Winners

Using high-end supercomputing resources, advanced simulations of confinement physics for large-scale MFE plasmas have been carried out for the first time with very high phase-space resolution and long temporal duration to deliver important new scientific insights at Princeton University/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)

November 20, 2013 3:50 pm | Award Winners

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) has built a special simulation platform, CyberShake, which uses the time-reversal physics of seismic reciprocity to reduce the computational cost by 1000x. Additionally, the production time for a complete regional CyberShake model at seismic frequencies up to 0.5 Hz has been reduced by 10x

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