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HPC Award Recognition Program Application Form

Background Information

High performance computing (HPC) is a strong contributor to scientific advancement, industrial innovation, and the quality of human life. But few HPC success stories have been documented and quantified, and the relationship between investments in HPC and subsequent returns (ROI) is not well understood.

IDC has launched a program to both collect this data and recognize noteworthy achievements using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources.

We are interested in ROI examples from today or dating back as far as 10 years.

Please complete and submit a separate application form for each ROI / Innovation success story.

Your organization may have many ROI examples, it would be great if you could provide 3 to 5 today.

Examples include the creation or rendering of a single movie, the design of a new car engine, the design of a new water pump, invention of a new process, etc. If your organization used HPC to help design 5 movies, or 10 car engines, or made 5 innovations, it would be great to get applications for each of them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: IDC's HPC team is available to answer questions, including how to quantify your achievements — Feel free to contact us at: hpc@idc.com

Application Form
Please fill in the information below and submit.

You can also download a pdf of the form and fax it to 1-651-222-8474, or scan and email to hpc@idc.com. If you have additional problems, concerns, or questions, please click here.

Contact Information
(All information will be confidential)

(Please be sure to enter all applicable information below carefully)

Basic Information

Name or title of project or accomplishment

Briefly describe the overall HPC-based effort, including HPC-specific details (i.e. hardware, software, etc.) as well as a summary of the scientific or technical effort (200 words max).

• Showcasing success stories involving HPC in science and industry,
• Helping other users better understand the benefits of HPCs,
• Demonstrating the value of HPC to funding bodies, or
• Expanding public support for increased HPC investments.


Discuss how this innovation advances the state of the art in your particular scientific or technology field. (200 words max.)

Did this accomplishment generate financial ROI or Innovation or both?

For Projects that Created a Financial ROI

What are (or is expected to be) THE FINANCIAL RETURNS from this project/program/discovery:

What are (or will be) the TOTAL REVENUES?

What are (or will be) the TOTAL PROFITS or COST SAVINGS?

If this project/program/discovery CREATED NEW JOBS, about how many full-time equivalent jobs where created?
(number of jobs created or saved)

How many years from the start of research was it before the first returns started? (Years)

For Projects that Created an Innovation

What was general category of the innovation?

How would you rate THE IMPORTANCE OF this innovation compared to all other innovations in this field over the last ten years, using a scale of 1 to 5:

How would you rate THE IMPACT OF this innovation compared to all other innovations in this field over the last ten years, using a scale of 1 to 5:

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