Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SC15 Announces New Test of Time Award Details

The SC Test of Time Award (ToTA) Committee is soliciting nominations for this year’s Test-of-Time Award to be given at the SC15 conference in November in Austin, Texas.  The ToTA recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline. It is a mark of historical impact and recognition that the paper has changed HPC trends.

The award is also an incentive for researchers and students to send their best work to the SC conference and a tool to understand why and how results last in the HPC discipline.  Papers that appeared in the SC conference series are considered for this award.  A paper must be at least 10 years old, from 1988 to 2005, inclusive; papers from 18 years of conferences are eligible.


Which papers are eligible for the 2015 SC ToTA?
Only papers published at SC conferences between 1988 - 2005 inclusive. The complete SC proceedings can be found by clicking here.

Who can nominate a paper?
Anyone can nominate a paper except the author or co-author of the nominated paper.

Is there a limit on the number of papers one person can nominate?
Yes. One can nominate up to five papers from all eligible papers. These five papers can be published at any eligible year.

When is the last day to submit a nomination?
Nominations must be received by March 31, 2015.

How should a nomination be submitted?
 Nominations must be submitted by clicking here.

Selection process 

SC ToTA committee will evaluate all submitted nominations and eligible SC papers to select the SC15 Test of Time Award.  The committee will produce an award citation and a $1,000 prize for the selected paper. ToTA Committee Member paper’s are not eligible for this award.

Who are the current SC15 ToTA committee members?
  • Jack Dongarra, co-chair
  • Mary Hall, co-chair
  • David Abramson
  • Bill Gropp
  • Michael Heroux
  • Liz Jessup
  • Rusty Lusk
  • Leonid Oliker
  • Padma Ragahavan
  • Yves Robert
  • Valerie Taylor
  • Mateo Valero

When will the award be announced and given?
The award will be presented to the authors of the selected paper at the SC15 conference in November in Austin TX. The authors will be asked to give a presentation in a non-plenary session (typically 45 minutes).

What does the award consist of?
An award certificate, $1,000, and peer recognition.

What is the deadline?
We invite anyone to submit a nomination by the deadline of March 31st, 2015. Please submit your nomination by clicking here.