The SC Test of Time Award (ToTA) Committee is soliciting nominations for this year’s ToTA to be given at the SC16 Conference in November in Salt Lake City, UT. The ToTA Award recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline.
It is a mark of historical impact, and recognition that the paper has changed HPC trends. The award is also an incentive for researchers and students to send their best work to the SC Conference and a tool to understand why and how results last in the HPC discipline.
Papers that appeared in the SC Conference Series are considered for this award. A paper must be at least 10 years old, from 1988 to 2006, inclusive; papers from 19 years of conferences are eligible. The winning team receives an award certificate, $1,000 and peer recognition. Available team members will also be part of a panel presentation at SC16.
Last year’s winner was “The NAS Parallel Benchmarks – Summary and Preliminary Results” written by D. Bailey, E. Barszcz, J. Barton, D. Browning, R. Carter, L. Dagum, R. Fatoohi, P. Frederickson, T. Lasinski, R. Schreiber, H. Simon, V. Venkatakrishnan, and S. Weeratunga from the SC91 conference.
Which papers are eligible for the 2016 SC ToTA?
Only papers published at SC conferences between 1988 – 2006 inclusive. The complete SC proceedings can be found by clicking here.
Who can nominate a paper?
Anyone can nominate a paper except the author or co-author of the nominated paper.
Is there a limit on the number of papers one person can nominate?
Yes. One can nominate up to five papers from all eligible papers. These five papers can be published at any eligible year.
When is the last day to submit a nomination?
Nominations must be received by April 1, 2016.
SC ToTA committee will evaluate all submitted nominations and eligible SC papers to select the SC16 Test of Time Award. The committee will produce an award citation and a $1,000 prize for the selected paper. ToTA Committee Member papers are not eligible for this award.