The ACM Gordon Bell Prize has been awarded since 1987 to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. It is now administered by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), with financial support for the stipend provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing.
The purpose of the prize is to track the progress of leading-edge technical computing, namely simulation, modeling and large-scale data analysis as applied to science, engineering or other fields. In addition to the main ACM Gordon Bell Prize, the Bell Prize Committee may, at its discretion, grant a special award to recognize an achievement in a related area such as price/performance, usage of innovative techniques or non-traditional types of computation.
From left to right: Steven K. Esser, Horst D. Simon, Dharmendra S. Modha,
Mateo Valero (Chair, Gordon Bell Prize Committee), Rajagopal Ananthanarayanan