Reinventing HPC


The annual ISC High Performance Jack Dongarra Early Career Award and Lecture Series commemorates Professor Jack Dongarra’s lifelong contributions to the field of high performance computing and to the HPC community. The award and lecture will be incorporated into the conference series starting in 2023.

Jack Dongarra Early Carreer Award

The award is dedicated to an upcoming researcher (with a career span range of 5-18 years after PhD), who has been a catalyst for scientific progress through exceptional work in their field. In particular, outstanding individuals in the field of high performance computing within areas such as numerical algorithms and software libraries; computational sciences, and mathematics, as well as machine learning, will be considered for this award.

Jack Dongarra Early Career Award Winner Torsten HoeflerProfessor Torsten Hoefler of ETH Zurich, Switzerland received the first Jack Dongarra Early Career Award. This award acknowledges his significant contributions to converging HPC and AI.

It includes a cash prize of 5,000 Euros and a certificate of recognition.


Nomination and Selection Process

In 2023 members of the Steering Committee nominated the award candidates. The selection process is subject to the scrutiny of an international committee headed by the ISC Deputy Program Chair Prof Michela Taufer, who co-incidentally holds the Jack Dongarra Professorship in HPC within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

Award Committee
  • Michela Taufer - University of Tennessee, USA (Chair)
  • Jack Dongarra - University of Tennessee, USA (Co Chair)
  • Rosa Badia - Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Ewa Deelman - USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
  • Horst Gietl - ISC Group, Executive Consultant, Germany
  • Satoshi Matsuoka - RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan
  • Dan Reed - University of Utah, USA

The award winner's lecture will be published in the International Journal of High Performance Computer Applications.