The Association for Computing Machinery's Student Research Competition annually honors student projects that push forward the front line of computer technology. ORNL's doctoral student Yuan Tian worked to improve user efficiency on one of the world's fastest supercomputers, and received first place in the competition in 2012.
Tian developed her Smart I/O framework within SDAV's ADIOS software suite. ADIOS provides a simple, flexible way for scientists to describe data produced by their applications that may need to be written, read, or processed outside of the running simulation-saving valuable computing hours. Tian's Smart I/O enriches this suite of tools by providing a new method for highly optimized read performance for large-scale scientific data visualization and analysis.
Yuan Tian. "Smart-IO: System-Aware Two-Level Data Organization for Efficient Scientific Analytics" Submitted to the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals 2012. Note Won first place.
See also the 2012 ACM Student Research Competition(SRC) Grand Finals Awards Annoucement page.