IEEE Computer Society Call for HPC Award Nominations
Seeking Nominations Honoring Achievements in High-Performance Computing

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 29 March 2022 – The IEEE Computer Society seeks nominations for its High-Performance Computing (HPC) awards, which include the Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award, Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, and ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award.

Deadline for submitting nominations is 1 June 2022:

Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award  – The Seymour Cray Award recognizes innovative contributions to high-performance computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists of a crystal memento and an honorarium of $10,000. This award requires three endorsements and is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.

Sidney Fernbach Award  – The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, which consists of a certificate and a $2,000 honorarium, is presented annually to an individual for “an outstanding contribution in the application of high-performance computers using innovative approaches.” This award requires three endorsements and is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.

ACM/IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award  – A certificate and $5,000 honorarium are awarded jointly by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society for outstanding contributions to programmability or productivity in high-performance computing together with significant community service or mentoring contributions. This award requires two endorsements and is co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM.

The IEEE Computer Society’s prestigious awards program recognizes both technical achievement and service to the Society, honoring outstanding innovations as well as leaders in technology.

Nominate a worthy colleague for international recognition. Information for all awards and past winners is available at IEEE Computer Society Awards and Nominations, as well as IEEE Computer Society’s new nominations platform.


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