HPCwire names Dan Reed community award winner

RENO, Nev., Nov. 14 — RENCI Director Dan Reed was named winner of the 2007 Community Recognition Award by the editors of HPCwire, the leading publication of the high performance computing community.

The HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice awards were announced at SC07, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC07 was held in Reno, NV, Nov. 10 – 16.


Reed received the Editor’s Choice Community Recognition award for his national and international efforts to educate the public, government and others about the importance of high performance computing and related technologies in business, education, the arts and humanities, government and economic development.  As a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and current chair of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA), Reed is a well-known advocate for using advanced technologies to catalyze economic growth, enable scientific discovery, improve education and healthcare and help government deliver services more effectively.

He also served on President Bush’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, where he chaired the computational science subcommittee. He is a member of the Biomedical Informatics Expert Panel for the National Institutes of Health’s National Center and chairs the policy board for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the Department of Energy’s high performance computing center for scientific research.

Reed received his award on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the RENCI booth on the SC07 conference show floor.

The awards are presented each year in numerous categories by HPCWire at the annual SC conference. Reader’s Choice award winners are chosen by readers of the publication; Editor’s Choice award winners are chosen by HPCwire writers and editors and industry analysts who contribute to the publication.

“Each year, HPCwire and its readers recognize the tremendous amount of innovation happening in the HPC industry as both individual and collaborative efforts push the boundaries of what’s possible,” said Diane Lieberman, publisher of HPCwire. “It’s our great pleasure to take time each year to offer recognition to the leaders and luminaries in this industry. The community spirit that these awards represent is notable, as we look to our readers, our editors, and industry leaders to make the determination on who is deserving of recognition for the year. The response this year has been tremendous, with a record amount of votes being cast. We are excited to reveal the winners of these prestigious and highly anticipated awards.”