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San Diego Supercomputer Center Receives Honors in 2023 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

20th Annual HPCwire Awards Presented to Leaders in the Global HPC Community

Published November 13, 2023

By Cynthia Dillon, SDSC Communications

Denver, CO — November 13, 2023 — San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego has 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.

SDSC was recognized with the following honors: 

  • Readers' Choice: Best Use of HPC in the Cloud (Use Case)
    CloudBank partners SDSC at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley and University of Washington enabled the use of public cloud resources to deploy 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.

  • Editors' Choice: Top HPC-Enabled Scientific Achievement
    Using multiple ACCESS resources (SDSC’s Expanse and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ Delta), as well as numerous other computational resources, researchers at UC San Diego have been able to accurately model water phases, which has the tremendous potential to impact computational molecular science and could revolutionize our understanding of the molecular world.

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.

“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.” 

“We are grateful to HPCwire for its long tradition of recognizing excellence within the high performance and advanced computing community,” said SDSC Director Frank Würthwein. “We are especially honored and excited to receive these two awards, which span scientific innovation and democratization of access for cutting-edge academic outcomes.”

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

About SDSC

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