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University of Warwick shortlisted for international innovation award

The University of Warwick has been selected as a finalist in the 2009 Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Awards.

Warwick’s Centre for Scientific Computing has been shortlisted in the Computationally Intensive Applications category.

The entry, ‘On Large Scale Diagonalisation Techniques for the Anderson Model of Localisation’ received high marks from a panel of prestigious judges for its innovation and positive impact.

The work done concentrates on simultaneously solving millions of coupled mathematical equations. Such a scenario arises, for example, in the study  of quantum physics. In particular, the so-called Anderson Model of Localisation was considered as an especially important such problem class.

Director of the Centre for Scientific Computing, Dr Rudolf Roemer, said: “We are delighted we have been selected as a finalist for such a prestigious award. There was strong competition this year from a number of high-profile organizations on a global basis, so being selected is a category finalist is indeed a significant achievement.”

The Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Awards were designed to recognise and reward users and developers for outstanding use of Intel Itanium-based servers in their applications.

A panel of judges evaluated submissions on a number of criteria such as difficulty of challenge, results produced and originality of the solution.

Winners will be honoured at a special event during the Intel Developer Forum on September 23 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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For more information, please contact Kelly Parkes-Harrison, Communications Officer, University of Warwick, 02476 574255, 07824 540863,