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ISC Honors Visionary Researchers with New Award and Lecture Series

HAMBURG, Germany, October 24, 2022 The ISC High Performance conference series organizers proudly announce the ISC Jack Dongarra Early Career Award and Lecture Series to commemorate Professor Jack Dongarra’s lifelong contributions to the field of high performance computing and to the community.

The award and lecture will be incorporated into the conference series starting in 2023. The next conference and exhibition will be held in Hamburg, Germany, from May 21- 25, 2023, with over 3,000 attendees onsite.

The annual ISC Jack Dongarra Early Career Award will go to an upcoming researcher, who has been a catalyst for scientific progress through exceptional work in their field. In particular, outstanding individuals in the field of high performance computing within areas such as numerical algorithms and software libraries; computational sciences, and mathematics, as well as machine learning, will be considered for this award.

The recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture in front of the ISC audience. Prof. Dongarra himself will present the accolade to the recipient at ISC 2023. The award includes a cash prize and a certificate of recognition.

The nomination and selection process will be subject to the scrutiny of an international committee headed by ISC Deputy Chair Prof Michela Taufer, who co-incidentally holds the Jack Dongarra Professorship in HPC within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

About Professor Jack Dongarra

Dongarra is the recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award. ACM bestowed the award for Dongarra’s pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with the hardware improvements that have taken place over the last four decades.

Dongarra is best known for his work in the areas of linear algebra, parallel computing, and performance evaluation – three areas crucial to high performance computing. Much of his work became the foundation for application software, helping HPC developers optimize performance for increasingly more powerful systems.

As an ISC Fellow, Dongarra has been associated with the conference from the beginning and is well-known to attendees as a co-author of the TOP500 list of annual rankings of high performance computer systems. Dongarra is also the Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee. He also holds appointments with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Manchester.

Join ISC High Performance 2023 #ImagineTomorrow

ISC 2023 will be held at the beautiful Congress Center Hamburg, conveniently linked to all city parts by bus and train lines. Join the HPC community of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. The exhibition will showcase the latest advancements in HPC, encompassing all the key developments in system design, applications, programming models, machine learning, quantum computing, and emerging technologies.

First held in 1986, ISC High Performance distinguishes itself as the world’s oldest and Europe’s most significant forum for the HPC, machine learning, and high performance data analytics communities.


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