The Data Science award is given to the research team that shows scientific methods, processes, and systems used in their data-driven research. The judges will evaluate the size and scope of researchers' data, the novelty of how they extracted knowledge or insights from the data, and the efficiency and innovation with which it was processed on the RCC's Midway compute resources.
The Computing prize will be awarded to a researcher whose poster demonstrates the best implementation and performance of the RCC's Midway compute cluster. Performance tuning and parallelization of codes are becoming increasingly important in order to effectively use modern hardware and implement complex algorithms. The judges are interested in code that runs on the greatest number of cores, the code that is best tuned to the existing hardware, and/or demonstrates the greatest performance speed-up when scaled.
The Visualization prize will be given to the researcher whose poster offers the most compelling data visualization of scientific research that utilizes the RCC's resources. Contestants will be evaluated on the novelty of the technology that they implement, the level of difficulty of their visualization, and the technical use of RCC resources to produce the visualization.
The RCC Mind Bytes Judges' Choice Award
The judges will select a poster that is not selected for the other categories but is deserving of an award.