SUNNYVALE, CA, Nov 26, 2018 – At the SC’18 International Conference for High PerformanceComputing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis in Dallas November 11 – 15, UberCloud won three prestigious awards for HPC in the Cloud. During the Gala Opening Reception on Monday evening, Tom Tabor, CEO and founder of Tabor Communications Inc., presented the HPCwire 2018 Editors Choice Award for Best Use of HPC in the Cloud, for UberCloud’s project “Simulating Moisture Transfer in a Residential Condo Tower Helped PBBL Law Offices to Prove a Client’s Case”. UberCloud’s project partners were the end user PBBL Law Offices in the US, Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics in Germany with its simulation software WUFI, and the Microsoft Azure team providing HPC computing resources.
Then, the next morning, during Hyperion Research’s HPC Market Update Breakfast Briefing, UberCloud and partners received the Innovation Excellence Award for its UberCloud Experiment and case study #200 based on “Computer simulations of non-invasive transcranial electro-stimulation of the human brain in schizophrenia.”
“Our Living Brain Project team, led by researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences NIMHANS in Bangalore and Dassault Systemes SIMULIA, is proud and humbled to be selected again this year by the Steering Committee of the HPC User Forum for the prestigious Innovation Excellence Award,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch from UberCloud, who managed this project. “And we are deeply grateful for all the support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel (the sponsors), Dassault Systemes (for Abaqus 2017), Advania Data Centers (providing HPC Cloud resources), and the UberCloud tech team for containerizing the Abaqus Workflow and integrating all software and hardware components into one seamless and fully automated HPE IaaS solution stack.”
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by illogical thoughts, bizarre behavior and speech, and delusions or hallucinations. This work represents a breakthrough in demonstrating the high value of computational modeling and simulation in improving the clinical application of non-invasive electro-stimulation of the human brain in schizophrenia and the potential to apply this technology to the treatment of other neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and Parkinson’s disease. With the addition of HPC, clinicians can now precisely and non-invasively target regions of the brain without disrupting nearby healthy brain regions!
And while still on stage, the second winner of this year’s Hyperion Innovation Award has been called out, and it was – again – UberCloud, to the great astonishment of the UberCloud team. And this prize has been awarded for UberCloud’s project on” Simulating Moisture Transfer in a Residential Condo Tower Helped PBBL Law Offices to Prove a Client’s Case“, which already received the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award, the day before.
By the way, the third winner of this year’s Hyperion Innovation Excellence Award was NASA Ames for research on “The Threat of Asteroids and What We Are Doing About It”. If they can detect and asteroid early enough, they could have fair warning time and mitigate the threat. The NASAAmes team simulates potential scenarios and assesses the risk by running tens of millions of risk assessment models, to inform agencies on what may happen and how to act.
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