POP coordinator Jesus Labarta wins the prestigious 2017 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy award for his contributions to programming models and performance analysis tools for high performance computing. This makes Labarta the first European recipient of the award. The award was presented to him at the Supercomputing 2017 (SC17) conference which was held in Denver, Colorado. Labarta’s team develop the open-source Paraver/Extrae profiling tools which have been widely used at POP to discover insights into performance issues of parallel applications.
Jesus Labarta receiving his award from ACM Vice President Cherri Pancake
and IEEE Computer Society President Jean-Luc Gaudiot
Jesus Labarta showcasing the POP project during his award presentation
For more information about this award, see https://www.computer.org/web/pressroom/kennedy-award-2017 and http://awards.acm.org/kennedy.