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IEEE TCSC Medal for Excellence: 2008

2008 IEEE TCSC Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing awarded to Professor Jack Dongarra

The IEEE Technical committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) is happy to announce that the IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing has been awarded to Professor Jack Dongarra.

Professor Dongarra is University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee and holds the title of Distinguished Research Staff in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Turning Fellow at Manchester University, and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Rice University. He is the director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory at the University of Tennessee. He is also the director of the Center for Information Technology Research at the University of Tennessee which coordinates and facilitates IT research efforts at the University. 

Professor Dongarra's contributions have been fundamental to establishing the scalable computing community. He has broad and significant technical contributions through his research, publications and software systems, which range from BLAS/Linpack/Lapack to PVM/MPI and Netsolve as well as the Top 500 list, many of which have become industry standards.