Researcher earns prestigious Fernbach award

Jack Dongarra accepting the Sidney Fernbach award at SC2003
Jack Dongarra accepting the Sidney Fernbach award at SC2003
photo by Bob Hirschfeld of LLNL

Jack Dongarra of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named recipient of this year's Sidney Fernbach Award. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society has recognized Jack Dongarra for his outstanding and sustained contributions to the area of mathematical software, most particularly in the areas of communication and numerical libraries and performance benchmarks for high performance computing.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high-performance computers using innovative approaches. It was established in 1992 in memory of Sidney Fernbach, one of the pioneers in the development and application of high-performance computers for the solution of large computational problems. The award was presented at the SC2003 meeting on November 20, 2003 in Phoenix.

Jack Dongarra holds the position of Adjunct R&D Participant in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee.

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.

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