New in SC21: SC Best Reproducibility Advancemeent Award

Recognizing outstanding efforts in improving transparency and reproducibility of methods for high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis.

As part of the SC21 Reproducibility Initiative that Ivo Jimenez (Vectorized.io) and I are chairing we were able to establish the new SC Best Reproducibility Advancement Award that recognizes outstanding efforts in improving transparency and reproducibility of methods for high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis. The new SC Award was approved by the SC Steering Committee on August 12, 2021 and will be awarded at future SC conferences beginning at this year’s SC21. See SC Best Reproducibility Advancement Award for details.

Special thanks go to SC21 Artifact Description and Artifact Evaluation Appendices Co-Chairs Tanu Malik (DePaul University) and Anjo Vahldiek-Oberwagner (Intel) for authoring the Award abstract and for co-chairing the SC21 Best Reproducibility Advancement Award Co-Chairs selection committee. Special thanks go also to SC21 Technical Progam Chair Mary Hall (University of Utah), SC21 Conference Chair Bronis de Supinski (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), SC21 Conference Vice Chair Jeffrey Hollingsworth (University of Maryland), SC21 Conference Deputy Chair Candace Culhane (Los Alamos National Laboratory), and SC Steering Committee Member Michela Taufer (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) for championing this Award.

One important role of this Award is to streamline the pipeline from SC accepted papers to selecting a paper for the SC Student Cluster Competition’s Reproducibility Challenge in the following year. I want to thank Reproducibility Challenge Chair Le Mai Weakley (Indiana University), Journal Special Issue Chair Stephen Harrell (Texas Advanced Computing Center) and Journal Special Issue Vice Chair Scott A. Michael (Indiana University) for their great work and for their input on awardee selection.

Carlos Maltzahn
Carlos Maltzahn
Adjunct Professor, Founder & Director of CROSS

My research interests include programmable storage systems, big data storage & processing, scalable data management, distributed systems performance management, and practical reproducible research.