Cray HPC Awards Honor Achievements in India

Cray presented its 2017 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam HPC Awards earlier this month in New Delhi, India. Dr. Kalam was the president of India from 2002 to 2007, and was a world-renowned space scientist.

The 2017 awardees are:

U.N. Sinha, retired, CSIR – National Aerospace Laboratories, Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to high performance computing.

Professor Sourendu Gupta, Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, in the Researcher category, for his contributions to the quantum field theory, making progress in discovering the phase diagram of QCD at finite temperature and density.

Kalam Award recipients, jury members and Cray representatives.

Professor Sanjay Mittal, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, in the Researcher category, for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Professor N. Balakrishnan, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Supercomputer Education Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), in the Researcher category, for his contributions in developing the highly scalable general-purpose CFD tool “high-resolution flow solver on unstructured meshes (HiFUN)” for wide-ranging aerodynamic applications on HPC platforms.

SERC/IISc, in Bangalore, is one of Cray’s customers in India. SERC houses India’s first petascale supercomputer, “SahasraT,” a Cray® XC40™ system.

V. Krishna Nandivada, associate professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, in the Young Researcher category, for his contributions to design optimizations for task parallel languages.

Shravan M. Hanasoge, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, in the Young Researcher category, for his contributions to helioseismology using high performance computing.

The awards recognize individuals who contributed in one or more areas related to high performance computing: R&D in HPC systems (hardware or software), HPC application development, HPC education and efficient facility design and management.

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