HPCwire, which bills itself as “the global publication of record for High Performance Computing,” noted Apple several times in its recently announced
2003 Readers Choice Awards.
The awards, the first of their kind, sampled 30 percent of HPCwire’s worldwide readership and used a panel of industry luminaries to determine “Editors Choices.”
Apple grabbed the Readers Choice award for “Storage technology vendor delivering the greatest price performance solution for 2003,” and was the Editors Choice for “Hardware vendor delivering the most innovative overall HPC technology for 2003.”
What’s more, Apple also tied with Sun for the Editors Choice award for “Hardware vendor delivering the greatest price performance solution for 2003.” Finally, Apple also got the Editors Choice award for “Cluster vendor delivering the greatest price performance solution for 2003.”
Apple is among several high-profile vendors to receive the awards. Other companies being recognized for their efforts in high performance computing include SGI, Cisco, Cray, IBM, Dell, EMC and others.
The HPCwire Readers Choice awards will be presented in a ceremony to take place on the
SC2003 show floor. The publication plans to follow up with more coverage following the event.
Apple is a relative newcomer to the supercomputing and high performance computing markets, but the company has raised eyebrows thanks to a high-profiles installation at
Virginia Tech that is being touted as the third most powerful supercomputing array in the world, using dual-processor Power Mac G5s. The company has also seen adoption in academia, biotech and engineering for its Xserve and Xserve RAID systems.
SC2003, a conference dedicated to supercomputing, takes place in Phoenix, Ariz. from November 15-21, 2003.