RISC2 project acknowledged by international journal specialised in advanced computing

The RISC2 project, which aims to promote and improve the relationship between research and innovation communities in Europe and Latin America, won the HPCwire Editor’s Choice Awards in the category of Best HPC Collaboration.

The project was acknowledged at the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, and Analysis (SC22) in Dallas, Texas. INESC TEC researchers, António Luís Sousa and Rui Oliveira, also teachers at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho (UMinho), and Ricardo Vilaça, also researcher at UMinho, attended the award ceremony at this international conference.

The project is leveraging scientific cooperation for innovation in Europe and Latin America, focusing on HPC applications and infrastructure implementation, enabling an exchange of best practices in HPC between the two regions and strengthening the community in this field.


With INESC TEC and the University of Coimbra representing Portugal, RISC2 is led by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and it features 16 partners from 12 countries in Europe and Latin America.

About the HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

The list of winners was revealed at the SC22 HPCwire booth and on the HPCwire website.

The annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, a well a selection 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.

“The 2022 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are exceptional, indeed. Solutions developed with HPC led the world out of the pandemic, and we officially broke the Exascale threshold – HPC has now reached a billion, billion operations per second!” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. “Between our worldwide readership of HPC experts and the most renowned panel of editors in the industry, the Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards represent resounding recognition of HPC accomplishments throughout the world. Our sincerest gratitude and hearty congratulations go out to all the winners.”

The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC and UMinho.