Three Individuals Recognized For Contributions To HPC

The SCA18 Awards recognize excellence in high performance computing, networking, storage and visualization from Asia.

AsianScientist (Apr. 2, 2018) – Professor Satoshi Sekiguchi, Professor Lam Khin Yong and Dr. Goh Eng Lim were honored with awards given out at the Supercomputing Asia 2018 (SCA18) conference, which was held in Singapore from 26-29 March 2018.

The individual awards—along with the Asia HPC Outstanding Innovation Award and the Outstanding Technical Paper Award—were given out by Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, and Ministry of Education, Singapore. The SCA18 awards aim to promote excellence in high performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and visualization in Asia across multiple domains of research, innovation, education and enterprise.

Sekiguchi, Vice President & Director General at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), received the Asia HPC Leadership Award for his contributions and founding roles in international organizations and projects such as the Global Grid Forum. Most recently, he initiated the world’s fastest supercomputer for AI research, known popularly as the AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI).

Lam, who is Vice President (Research) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, was recognized with the Singapore Distinguished Service Award for his contributions towards shaping the HPC landscape in Singapore since the 1980s. In the 1990s, he founded the Centre for Computational Mechanics and expanded it as the founding Executive Director of Singapore’s Institute of Higher Performance Computing (IHPC). He recently helped establish a multi-million dollar artificial intelligence (AI) research institute with Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba. This is the first joint research institute by Alibaba to be located outside of China.

Last but not least, Goh, who is President and CTO for HPC and AI at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), was honored with the Singapore Visionary Award. A veteran of the high performance computing industry for nearly three decades, Goh put a supercomputer in space to study high performance computing hardware for long duration space travel.


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