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CANDLE shines in 2017 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17), in Denver, Colorado. The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at www​.HPCwire​.com

Argonne’s Exascale Deep Learning and Simulation Enabled Precision Medicine for Cancer project — which focuses on building a scalable deep neural network code called the CANcer Distributed Learning Environment (CANDLE) — was recognized with the following honor(s): 

  • Editors’ Choice - Best Use of AI: CANcer Distributed Learning Environment (CANDLE) leverages the Cray Theta” XC40 system to develop and use deep learning tools to accelerate cancer research

CANDLE has demonstrated exciting early results,” said Argonne Associate Laboratory Director and Principal Investigator of the CANDLE project Rick Stevens. We’ve integrated multiple molecular and drug feature types in a deep learning framework for drug response prediction and developed models that were able to explain over 92% of variance in drug response. These results outperform conventional machine learning models.”

The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ 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 high-performance computing community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high-performance computing, networking, storage and data analysis.

From innovative industry leaders to the end consumer, the HPCwire readership reaches and engages every aspect of the high-performance computing community,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. There is undeniable community support signified in receiving this award. Not only from the entire HPC space, but also the amplitude of industries it serves. We proudly recognize these efforts and achievements and gladly allow the voices of our readers to be heard. Our sincere congratulations to all of the winners.”

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website (http://​www​.HPCwire​.com) or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #HPCwireAwards.

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This research was supported by the Exascale Computing Project (17-SC-20-SC), a joint project of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, responsible for delivering a capable exascale ecosystem, including software, applications and hardware technology, to support the nation’s exascale computing imperative.

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