Following on the success of the 2009 Prize, Bull and GENCI (the French national High-Performance Computing organization) invite you to take part in the 2010 Bull – Joseph Fourier Prize. The aim is to encourage the development of computer simulation in France, a key strategic issue when it comes to future innovation and growth. The Prize is aiming to increase the effectiveness of this discipline, by recognizing individuals who have made a significant contribution to the parallelization of computer simulation or data processing applications.
The Prize pays homage to the eminent French scientist Joseph Fourier, who held professorial chairs in Paris and Grenoble, and whose work made such a major contribution to the mathematical modeling of physical phenomena, which is now so central to computing simulation and Extreme Computing.
It is organized by Bull, who in the space of just a few years has achieved a leading position at a worldwide level in technologies for Extreme Computing, most notably with bullx, recently named in the USA as the world’s best supercomputer.
The other partners in the award are:
· GENCI (Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif), which is attached to the Ministry for Higher Education and Research, the CEA, the French national center for scientific research (the CNRS), the universities and INRIA (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control). GENCI’s main aims are to promote computer simulation, and to set in place and coordinate major computer hardware for intensive computing.
· Serviware, a Bull Group company, France’s leading solutions integrator for computer simulation.
· La Tribune, the leading French daily newspaper for business, features several pages dedicated to high technology every day.
First prize: €15,000
The 2010 Bull – Joseph Fourier Prize offers a first prize of €15,000. Other prizes will also be awarded, in the form of dedicated machine time on GENCI supercomputers.
Who is eligible?
The 2010 Bull – Joseph Fourier Prize will be awarded to an individual for his or her work in the field of parallelization for computer simulation or data processing applications in traditional or hybrid architectures, under the auspices of a French R&D laboratory, whether in the public or private sector.
How do you enter?
A Selection Committee will chose the most deserving candidates to go forward to the final judging process. This will be carried out by a Jury, who will evaluate their work and award the 2010 Bull – Joseph Fourier Prize. Both the Selection Committee and the Jury will be made up of independent experts from the worlds of research and industry, who are recognized for their high levels of expertise.
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23 April 2010: Deadline for submitting projects
May 2010: List of shortlisted candidates published
15 June 2010: Prize awards announced at Ter@tec event
To find out more…
If you would like to take part, find out more information or download a poster or other documentation, go to www.prix-bull-fourier.fr
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