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Chinese Research Team Wins 2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

A team of chinese researchers including scholars from Tsinghua's Department of Computer Science & Technology and center for Earth System Science on Thursday won the 2016 ACM Gordon Bell prize, the top award in the field of supercomputing.

This is the first time that Chinese researchers have been awarded the honor. The team is honored for developing a method for calculating atmospheric dynamics that can be used to improved global climate models as well as weather forcast.

The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance or special achievements in scalability and time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems. Financial support of the $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing. For more information, please refer to http://awards.acm.org/bell/