Reinventing HPC

ISC High Performance attendees can look forward to a number of prestigious awards that recognize research excellence in high performance computing.




The following awards will be given to outstanding research papers submitted to the conference:


The Hans Meuer Award honors the most outstanding research paper submitted to the conference’s Research Papers Committee. This award has been introduced in the memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of the TOP500 project.

From all submitted research papers, the Research Papers Committee will select the overall best paper for the award. The winner will be announced at the ISC High Performance Tuesday Keynote Session and will be given the opportunity to present a keynote talk on their work in one of the research paper sessions. The winner will also receive a cash prize of 5,000 Euros, an award certificate, and a free conference pass for ISC High Performance in 2019.

The two papers selected as the finalists for the Hans Meuer Award at ISC 2018 are: 


The Gauss Award is sponsored by the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing, which is a collaboration of the German national supercomputing centers at Garching, Jülich and Stuttgart.

The winner will receive a cash prize of 3,000 Euros, courtesy of the Gauss Center, which will be presented by Professor Michael Resch, chairman of the Gauss Award Committee, during the ISC Opening Session. The award winner will also have the opportunity to present a keynote talk on their paper during one of the research paper sessions.

The paper selected as the winner of the Gauss Award at ISC 2018 is:

On the Accuracy and Usefulness of Analytic Energy Models for Contemporary Multicore Processors by Johannes Hofmann, Georg Hager, and Dietmar Fey





After the PhD Forum poster session, the PhD Forum Program Committee will elect one student to receive the "ISC 2018 PhD Forum Award”. The award is sponsored by Springer, the international publisher specializing in science, technology and medicine. The winner receives a high-end tablet and a 250 € book voucher from Springer.

The presentation selected as the winner of the PhD Forum Award at ISC 2018 is: Mixed precision multi-level approach for FFTs by Malte Brunn.




The ISC Research Poster Awards will be given to outstanding research posters submitted to the conference.

The ISC Research Posters Committee will evaluate the short presentations and research posters on-site and select one winner in each of the seven main submission categories as listed in the call for research papers: 1) Architectures & Networks; 2) Data, Storage & Visualization; 3) HPC Applications; 4) HPC Algorithms; 5) Programming Models & Systems Software; 6) Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; 7) Performance Modeling & Measurement.

The seven ISC Research Poster Award winners will receive a cash prize of 300 Euro and a certificate each. The ISC Research Poster Awards are sponsored by the conference organizers.

The following Research Posters were selected to receive the 2018 Awards.