UW Receives Honors in 2023 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The University of Washington and our CloudBank partners at the San Diego Supercomputing Center and UC Berkeley have been recognized in the 20th Anniversary edition of the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2023 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC23), in Denver, Colorado. The list of winners was revealed at the SC23 HPCwire booth, as well as on the HPCwire website.

We were recognized with the Readers’/Editors’ Choice: Best Use of HPC in the Cloud (Use Case).

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, and the University of Washington worked together on CloudBank to enable the use of public cloud resources to deploy UC Berkeley’s educational teaching stack, including a Jupyter hub, to classrooms at community colleges that may not have the local resources to set up and support a similar system.

The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. They are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

“The cloud is the future of computing for research and education”

“This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of these renowned awards, and the 2023 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are exceptional, indeed,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publishers of HPCwire. “Throughout the world there are pockets of brilliant scientists working on grand challenge problems that can only be explored and solved because of HPC. Rarely do these accomplishments come to light, much less are they recognized for their achievements and contribution to society. Between our worldwide readership of HPC experts and the most renowned panel of editors in the industry, the Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards represent resounding recognition of the many deep and varied HPC accomplishments throughout the world. Our sincerest gratitude and hearty congratulations go out to all of the winners.”

“The cloud is the future of computing for research and education. UW’s partnership with SDSC and Berkeley facilitates cloud access for the academic community. We’re thrilled to have been recognized by HPCwire for this work!” said Ed Lazowska, founder of the eScience Institute at UW and Senior Data Science Fellow.

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website or on Twitter using the following hashtag #HPCwireRCA23.

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