Nominations Are Being Sought for Eckert-Mauchly Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 4 March 2014 – Nominations are being accepted for the Eckert-Mauchly Award, which recognizes high-impact achievements in computer and digital systems architecture.

The Eckert Mauchly Award, co-sponsored by ACM and IEEE Computer Society since 1979, is known as the computer architecture community's most prestigious award.  The nomination deadline is 30 March. To make a nomination, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/eckert.

The award was named for John Presper Eckert and John William Mauchly, who collaborated on the design and construction of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the pioneering large-scale electronic computing machine, which was completed in 1947.

The award comes with a $5,000 prize and will be presented at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) which will be held 14-18 June in Minneapolis, Minn. To register, visit http://cag.engr.uconn.edu/isca2014/.

Previous Eckery-Mauchly recipients include James R. Goodman, Algirdas Avizienis, Gurindar (Guri) S. Sohi, William J. Dally,  Joel S. Emer, David A. Patterson, Mateo Valero, and others. For the full list of recipients, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/eckert.

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