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ACM Gordon Bell Prize

The ACM Gordon Bell Prize is awarded at the SC conference each year, in recognition of outstanding achievement in high performance computing. Administered by the ACM, the $10,000 prize is intended to track the progress of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying HPC to applications in science.

Learn more about Gordon Bell Prize and nominations process


Year Winning Entry
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SC16

For Outstanding Achievement in High-performance Computing:
Chao Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Wei Xue, Haohuan Fu, Lin Gan,Ping Xu, Guangwen Yang, and Weimin Zheng, Tsinghua University; Hongtao You, National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology; Xinliang Wang and Lanning Wang, Beijing Normal University; and Yulong Ao and Fangfang Liu,  Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Award paper
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SC15

For Outstanding Achievement in High-performance Computing:
Johann Rudi, Tobin Isaac, Omar Ghattas, A. Cristiano I. Malossi, Peter W. J. Staar, Yves Ineichen, Costas Bekas, Alessandro Curioni, Georg Stadler, and Michael Gurnis
Award paper
SC14

For Best Performance of a High Performance Application
David E. Shaw and collaborators at D.E. Shaw Research
Award paper
SC13

For Best Performance of a High Performance Application
Diego Rossinelli, Babak Hejazialhosseini, Panagiotis Hadjidoukas and Petros Koumoutsakos, all of ETH Zurich, Costas Bekas and Alessandro Curioni of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, and Steffen Schmidt and Nikolaus Adams of Technical University Munich
Award paper

SC11

For Scalability and Time to Solution:
Tomoaki Ishiyama, Keigo Nitadori, Junichiro Makino
Award paper

SC11
For Sustained Performance:
Yukihiro Hasegawa, Jun-Ichi Iwata, Miwako Tsuji, Daisuke Takahashi, Atsushi Oshiyama, Kazuo Minami, Taisuke Boku, Fumiyoshi Shoji, Atsuya Uno, Motoyoshi Kurokawa, Hikaru Inoue, Ikuo Miyoshi, and Mitsuo Yokokawa
Award paper
 
For Scalability and Time to Solution:
Takashi Shimokawabe, Takayuki Aoki, Tomohiro Takaki, Toshio Endo, Akinori Yamanaka, Naoya Maruyama, Akira Nukada, and Satoshi Matsuoka
Award paper

SC10
For Performance:
Abtin Rahimian, Ilya Lashuk, Shravan Veerapaneni, Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, Dhairya Malhotra, Logan Moon, Rahul Sampath, Aashay Shringarpure, Jeffrey Vetter, Richard Vuduc, Denis Zorin, George Biros
Award paper

SC09
For Price / Performance:
Tsuyoshi Hamada, Tetsu Narumi, Rio Yokota, Kenji Yasuoka, Keigo Nitadori, and Makoto Taiji
Award paper
 
For Peak Performance:
Markus Eisenbach, Cheng-gang Zhou, Donald M. Nicholson, Gregory Brown, Jeffrey Larkin, and Thomas Schulthess
Award paper
 
Special Category:
David E. Shaw, Ron O. Dror, John K. Salmon, J. P. Grossman, Kenneth M. Mackenzie, Joseph A. Bank, Cliff Young, Martin M. Deneroff, Brannon Batson, Kevin J. Bowers, Edmond Chow, Michael P. Eastwood, Douglas J. Ierardi, John L. Klepeis, Jeffrey S. Kuskin, Richard H. Larson, Kresten Lindorff-Larsen, Paul Maragakis, Mark A. Moraes, Stefano Piana, Yibing Shan, Brian Towles
Award paper

SC08
For Peak Performance:
Gonzalo Alvarez, Michael S. Summers, Don E. Maxwell, Markus Eisenbach, Jeremy Meredith, Jeffrey Larkin, John Levesque, Thomas Maier, Paul Kent, Eduardo Francisco D'Azevedo, and Thomas Schulthess
Award paper
 
For Algorithm Innovation:
Lin-Wang Wang, Byounghak Lee, Hongzhang Shan, Zhengji Zhao, Juan Meza, Erich Strohmaier, and David H. Bailey
Award paper

SC07
For Performance:
James N. Glosli, David F. Richards, Kyle J. Caspersen, Robert E. Rudd, John Gunnels, and Frederick H. Streitz
Award paper

SC06
For Peak Performance:
Francois Gygi, Erik W. Draeger, Martin Schulz, Bronis R. de Supinski, John A. Gunnels, Vernon Austel, James C. Sexton, Franz Franchetti, Stefan Kral, Christoph W. Ueberhuber, and Juergen Lorenz
Award paper
 
For Special Achievement:
Pavlos Vranas, Gyan Bhanot, Matthias Blumrich, Dong Chen, Alan Gara, Philip Heidelberger, Valentina Salapura, and James C. Sexton
Award paper

In 2006, Gordon Bell asked the ACM to assume sponsorship of the prize, now known as the ACM Gordon Bell Prize. This page lists the prizes awarded prior to 2006.