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Torsten Hoefler Honored with the 2022 Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award

SIGHPC's very own Torsten Hoefler is being honored with the 2022 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, presented for outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. Hoefler will be presented with this award at SC22 on Wednesday, 16 November 2022 at 9am CST.

Torsten Hoefler is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He is also a key member of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) Forum where he chairs the "Collective Operations and Topologies" working group. His research interests revolve around the central topic of "Performance-centric System Design" and include scalable networks, parallel programming techniques, and performance modeling. Torsten won best paper awards at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conferences SC10, SC13, SC14, SC19, EuroMPI'13, HPDC'15, HPDC'16, IPDPS'15, and other conferences. He published numerous peer-reviewed scientific conference and journal articles and authored chapters of the MPI-2.2 and MPI-3.0 standards. He received the Gordon Bell Prize, the Latsis prize of ETH Zurich, as well as both ERC starting and consolidator grants. Additional information about Torsten can be found on his homepage at

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Come Visit SIGHPC at SC22!

2022 Annual SIGHPC Member Meeting

The 2022 Annual SIGHPC Member Meeting will take place on November 15, 2022 at 12:15-1:15 CT at SC22 in room D174. The annual business meeting of SIGHPC is your opportunity to hear about and discuss the status of SIGHPC and its chapters. We will also be discussing upcoming plans for the year. All of the elected officers and many of the other volunteers will be present to answer your questions about SIGHPC. Representatives from our chapters will also be available.

SIGHHPC Booth at SC22

Come visit the SIGHPC Executive Council and other members of SIGHPC at the SIGHPC Booth at SC22! The booth will be located in Level 2 Lobby D, right across from registration.

2022 SIGHPC Fellows Announced

ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) has announced the eleven recipients of the ACM SIGHPC Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2022. The fellowships are highly competitive, and are awarded after a rigorous merit review. The fellowship program, previously funded by Intel, is now funded exclusively by SIGHPC.

The program is intended to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the computing field. The fellowship provides $15,000 annually for study anywhere in the world.

Students were nominated by their graduate advisors. Nominees spanned disciplines from biomedical engineering and computer science to quantum chemistry and geophysics, and represented large, mid-sized, and small institutions in countries around the world. More than 90% of nominees were female, and 45% were identified as an underrepresented minority in their country of study.


Dr. Maciej Besta Selected as 2022 Winner of SIGHPC's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award; Dr. Kazem Cheshmi is Selected for Honorable Mention

ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Maciej Besta of ETH Zürich has won the 2022 SIGHPC Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given each year for the best doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing (HPC) in the previous year, and includes a $2,000 cash prize, a plaque, and recognition at the International Supercomputing Conference in November. Nominations were evaluated on technical depth, the significance of the research contribution, the potential impact on theory and practice, and overall quality of work. In addition, SIGHPC selected one submission from Dr. Kazem Cheshmi of University of Toronto for Honorable Mention in the 2022 Dissertation Award.

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2022 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Winner, Dr. Maciej Besta

Dr. Jack Dongarra to give the ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture at SC22

This week the SC22 Committee announced that the ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture will replace the Keynote presentation at SC22. The ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture will be at 9 a.m. CT on Tuesday, November 15, on the SC22 Main Stage in the Dallas Ballroom of the Omni Dallas Hotel and via the conference digital experience livestream. We look forward to hearing from Dr. Dongarra about his life and career, and we hope to see you there.

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And don't miss this excellent video interview with Dr. Dongarra about his career - shown at the ACM Awards banquet this Spring.

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SIGHPC announces 2021 winner of Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Dr. Didem Unat is the 2021 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award winner. Dr. Unat is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Engineering at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is recognized for her innovative work in the field of programming models for data locality in High Performance and Scientific Computing, as well as her leadership role in the international HPC community.

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