November 2008

Meredith wins Gordon Bell Prize

Jeremy Meredith was part of an ORNL team that won the Gordon Bell Prize at SC08 in Austin, Texas. The team led by Thomas Schulthess of ORNL received the prestigious 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific supercomputing application: 1.3 petaflops on DCA++, an application that simulates superconducting materials. Meredith's investigation of porting DCA++ to Graphics Processors, like NVIDIA's Tesla, triggered an investigation of the application's requirements for double-precision arithmetic.


Future Tech researchers contribute to SC08 conference

This week in Austin, Texas, researchers from ORNL’s Future Technologies Group are contributing to multiple events at SC08, the premier international conference for high-performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis. Members of the FT group have contributed to four technical papers, one Gordon Bell Finalist submission, one poster, and multiple birds-of-a-feather sessions.