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HPCwire Honors Council on Competitiveness

November 13, 2012

HPCwire Honors Council on Competitiveness for Multiple Groundbreaking Achievements In High Performance Computing


Lisa Hanna
Vice President, Communications
Council on Competitiveness
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Washington, D.C. – HPCwire, a trusted news source for high performance computing (HPC) coverage, has awarded the Council on Competitiveness with three distinct prestigious HPCwire Awards for its impactful collaborations with the U.S. government and various manufacturing industries. The Council’s National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC) program was also honored at the SC12 Supercomputing Conference in Salt Lake City on November 12th for its role in facilitating HPC resources to small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

Based on its significant role in several DreamWorks SKG’s supercomputing projects, The Council earned both the Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards for Best use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the entertainment industry. The Council, a non-profit and bi-partisan non-government organization, provided public policy recommendations that paved the way for the Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program to go beyond academic and government sectors-and pursue private industry projects.

In addition to these two highly-coveted honors, the NDEMC program was recognized for its HPC collaboration between Government and Industry. The Council’s public-private-partnership (PPP) has offered SME exclusive access to HPC modeling and simulation (MS&A) resources. The names of their partners can be found here.

"Our organization has distinguished itself by having the foresight to advocate for HPC use by the private sector to enhance American competitiveness by improving innovation and creating economic opportunities,” said Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness. “The Council is delighted to receive this honor for offering a seamless collaboration among SMEs, universities and OEMs for modeling and simulation.”

HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award criterion is predicated on the online polling results from its international readership. The Editors’ Choice Award involves an intricate selection process, which includes a panel evaluation consisting of editorial and executive staff, HPC luminaries and contributing editors throughout the industry.

Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc. and Publisher of HPCwire, indicated that the Council was an ideal choice for the remarkable awards. "It’s an honor to acknowledge the NDEMC (program) and the organizations involved in the project for their dedication towards bringing advanced digital manufacturing tools to America’s small to medium manufacturers,” he said. "Through their combined efforts, companies now have access to the transforming technologies that will enable them reduce their production costs, accelerate time to market, and compete effectively in the global marketplace.”

HPCwire honors various outstanding organizations each year that have garnered a profound reputation for excellence within the areas of HPC, networking, storage or data analysis. The Council’s NDEMC program offers the SMEs the critical HPC and M&SA tools for advanced manufacturing purposes to enhance innovation-and in return, will enable them to compete in the global marketplace. For more information about the Council’s Dreamworks Case Study, please access this link here.

The Council on Competitiveness is the only group of corporate CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders committed to the future prosperity of all Americans and enhanced U.S. competitiveness in the global economy through the creation of high-value economic activity in the United States. The Council is a non-partisan and non-governmental organization.

The National Digital Engineering & Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC) is committed to providing small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) with High Performance Computing (HPC) modeling, simulation and technical training to develop a global competitive advantage in the marketplace. Backed by EDA grant funding, The Council on Competitiveness (CoC) has co-created the public-private partnership and its stakeholders include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent software vendors, USG, universities and state governments.




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