Cray Presents Third Annual Awards Honoring HPC Contributions in India

This month Cray presented the 2019 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam HPC Awards in Pune, India. The awards, now in its third year, were named after Dr. Kalam, a world-renowned space scientist and former president of India.

The jury panel for the awards consisted of influential and distinguished scientists and was chaired by Professor N. Balakrishnan, the former associate director of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru.

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.

The 2019 awards recipients include:

Dr. Anguluri Suryachandra Rao, in the Researcher category, for his contributions to coupled ocean atmosphere models for operational and experimental seasonal forecasts, as well as petascale HPC facility management.

Prof. Gopalan Rajaraman, in the Researcher category, for his contributions to modeling smart magnetic materials using HPC tools.

Dr. Parthasarathi Ramakrishnan, in the Researcher category, for his contributions in applied computational bioscience to understand the structure and reactivity of biomolecular assemblies.

C DAC HPC Group, in the Researcher category, for their contributions to the Indian HPC ecosystem.

Dr. Samriddhi Sankar Ray, in the Young Researcher category, for his contributions in using numerical simulations to understand turbulence and turbulent transport from the point of view of statistical physics.

Prof. Prateek Sharma, in the Young Researcher category, for his contributions to hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic simulations of astrophysical flows.

Prof. Uday Kumar Reddy Bondhugula, in the Young Researcher category, for his contributions to automatic parallelization and optimizations of general purpose and domain specific applications using the polyhedral compiler framework.

Cray is pleased to support the visionaries and innovators, like the recipients of this year’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam HPC Awards, who work to advance the understanding of science.

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