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A variety of achievements will be recognized and honored at SC2000.The second annual IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award will be presented in recognition of innovative contributions to high performance computing systems that best exemplify Seymour Cray’s creative spirit. This award includes a $10,000 honorarium and is funded from an endowment provided by SGI TM . SC2000 will also host the IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award given for an outstanding contribution in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches.

In addition to these society awards, the SC2000 Conference will select several award winners. The Gordon Bell Awards were established to reward practical uses of parallel processing and are given for the best performance improvement in an application. These awards are often made in several categories relating to hardware and software advancement. Awards will also be given for the best technical paper of the conference ($1,000), the best student technical paper (with a student as principal author, $500), the HPC Games winners, and the best Research Gem ($250).

Finally, a newly created award for Best Network Application will be presented highlighting the most innovative, bandwidth-intensive application demonstration at SC2000. For more information on this award, see