ECP-supported collaborative teams win the 2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize and Special Prize

ECP’s WarpX receives the 2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

WarpX, an ECP subproject led by Jean-Luc Vay of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and multiple collaborators, on Nov. 17 during SC22 was awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their paper, “Pushing the Frontier in the Design of Laser-Based Electron Accelerators with Groundbreaking Mesh-Refined Particle-In-Cell Simulations on Exascale-Class Supercomputers.”

Read more and listen to ECP podcast episode 99 for a discussion with the WarpX team about the paper.

Collaborative team wins ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research

An ECP-supported collaborative research effort led by Argonne National Laboratory was awarded the Gordon Bell Special Prize on Nov. 17 during SC22 for modeling how pandemic-causing viruses, especially SARS-CoV-2, are identified and classified. The new method, explained in the paper, “GenSLMs: Genome-Scale Language Models Reveal SARS-CoV-2 Evolutionary Dynamics,” may help with public health interventions and vaccine development for emerging variants.

The prize recognizes outstanding research achievement toward the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of high-performance computing.

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