CloudBank, which is led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego (UCSD), the University of Washington, and UC Berkeley, has been recognized in the 20th Anniversary edition of the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2023 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC23), in Denver, Colorado. The list of winners was revealed at the SC23 HPCwire booth, as well as on the HPCwire website.
Specifically, the CloudBank team was awarded the Readers' Choice: Best Use of HPC in the Cloud (Use Case) for enabling the use of public cloud resources to deploy Berkeley’s educational teaching stack, including a Jupyter hub, to classrooms at community colleges that may not have the local resources to set up and support a similar system. Details regarding this specific aspect of CloudBank were documented here.
The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. They are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.
Like CloudBank, the West Hub is led out of SDSC, UC Berkeley, and UW. The foundations for the CloudBank project originated from West Hub working relationships between the three institutions.