The HPC Challenge Awards are designed to evaluate four key measures that
represent frequently used numerical operation patterns in scientific
computing. Among them, the Global FFT is widely utilized in important
scientific applications, such as climate modeling, which is critical to
tackling environmental issues, and solid-earth geophysics, including
seismic analysis, as well as designing of new materials.
The award-winning performance of the Earth Simulator on the Global FFT
demonstrates the system's exceptional processing capabilities on real
scientific application software.