Daniel Jacobson, Wayne Joubert
Two US Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories were recently awarded the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize for work done on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Summit supercomputer, the most powerful system in the world.
The annual Gordon Bell Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The winning teams were announced on November 15 during the 2018 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, or SC18, in Dallas.
One of the winners, a team co-led by computational systems biologist Dan Jacobson and computational scientist Wayne Joubert of DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is leveraging population-scale genomic datasets and algorithmic advances to uncover hidden networks of genes at incredible speeds.