Los Alamos Honored For Industry Collaboration In 2016 HPCwire Awards

Los Alamos receives HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award  for the Lab’s collaboration with Seagate on next-generation data storage technologies
November 16, 2016
Gary Grider accepts award

Gary Grider, right, division leader for High Performance Computing at Los Alamos National Laboratory, accepts the HPCwire Readers’ Choice award from Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. Courtesy/HPCwire

    SALT LAKE CITY—Los Alamos National Laboratory has been recognized with an HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award for the Lab’s collaboration with Seagate on next-generation data storage technologies. The award was presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event and on the HPCwire website (www.HPCwire.com).

    Los Alamos was recognized with the following:

    Readers’ Choice—Best HPC Collaboration Between Government and Industry: Los Alamos and Seagate’s Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) develops power-managed disk and software solutions for deep data archiving and other next-gen technologies.

    “We’re excited to receive this recognition of our work. Engagement with industry has been a cornerstone of our high-performance computing efforts for many years. We are delighted to be partnering with Seagate in advancing the frontiers of storage,” said John Sarrao, associate director for Theory, Simulation and Computation at Los Alamos.

    As part of its national security science mission, Los Alamos and HPC have a long, entwined history dating back to the earliest days of computing and Los Alamos holds many “firsts” in HPC breakthroughs. Today, supercomputers are integral to stockpile stewardship.  [Link to video, A Long History of Supercomputing, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3-7d5PMwWQ]

    The annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute significant recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high-performance computing, networking, storage and data analysis.

    “From thought leaders to end users, the HPCwire readership reaches and engages every corner of the high-performance computing community,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. “Receiving their recognition signifies community support across the entire HPC space as well as the breadth of industries it serves. We are proud to recognize these efforts and make the voices of our readers heard, and our congratulations go out to all the winners.”

    More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website (http://www.HPCwire.com) or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #HPCwireAwards.

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    About Los Alamos National Laboratory (www.lanl.gov)

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWXT Government Group, and URS, an AECOM company, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns.

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