19 November 2013: IDC HPC Innovation award...

HPC Innovation Award

The International Data Corporation (IDC) announced during the SC'13 Conference that Prof. William Tang (Princeton U/PPPL), Dr. Bei Wang (Princeton U), and Dr. Stephane Ethier (PPPL) have received a High Performance Computing (HPC) Innovation Excellence Award for using high-end supercomputing resources to carry out advanced simulations for the first time of confinement physics in large-scale magnetic fusion energy (MFE) plasmas with unprecedented phase-space resolution and long temporal duration to deliver important new scientific insights.  The associated research was enabled in large measure by the Nu-FuSE Project and the U.S. DOE INCITE Project on "Kinetic Simulations of Fusion Energy Dynamics at the Extreme Scale."  These simulations were carried out with the new GTC-Princeton (GTC-P) code, developed to use multi-petascale capabilities on world-class systems such as the IBM BG-Q "Mira" at DOE-SC's Argonne Leadership Computing Facility and NNSA's "Sequoia" at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory." The  IDC held the awards ceremony on November 19  to "recognize noteworthy achievements by users of HPC technologies."  More details of the event are given in the HPC-wire article here.