Kitware Recognized in 2011 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

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Open-source software leader among those awarded within the global HPC community for exemplifying achievement of mindshare

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Community feedback is what allows us to thrive as an open source company, and is what makes projects like the Visualization Toolkit so successful.

Kitware, one of the fast-growing, leading open-source software companies in the country, has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards, recently presented at the 2011 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC ‘11), in Seattle, Washington.

Recognized in the Editor's Choice Best award category, Kitware’s Visualization Toolkit (VTK) received the award for being a leading HPC visualization product or technology. HPCwire also recognized Kitware’s ParaView, an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application, in 2010 with both the Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards.

The HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience, while the Editors’ Choice Awards are selected by a panel of HPCwire editors and industry leaders. Both awards are announced annually at the Supercomputing Conference.

"HPCwire readers are regarded as amongst the most discerning in the HPC community, and these awards represent which HPC-related companies are making the biggest impact each year within this populace,” said Tom Tabor, publisher of HPCwire.

“We are honored to be recognized by the HPCwire community again this year,” said Will Schroeder, President and CEO of Kitware. “Community feedback is what allows us to thrive as an open source company, and is what makes projects like the Visualization Toolkit so successful.”

The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) was first created in 1993 by Schroeder, Ken Martin, and Bill Lorensen and has since grown to over a million lines of code with tens of thousands of users worldwide.

Berk Geveci accepted the award on behalf of Kitware, the VTK community, and sponsors including Los Alamos National Laboratory, the National Library of Medicine, the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), the U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Army Research Laboratory.

More information on these awards and this year’s recipients can be found at the HPCwire website: http://www.HPCwire.com.

About Kitware

Kitware, Inc. is a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and state-of-the-art technology, and is one of the fastest growing software companies in the country. Kitware leverages its open-source communities and diverse technical expertise to provide advanced custom solutions for a host of complex technical problems. Founded in 1998, Kitware's team is widely recognized for their major contributions to a variety of open-source software systems including the Visualization Toolkit (VTK), the Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), CMake and ParaView. Kitware has made an impact in the areas of visualization, data management, medical imaging, quality software process, computer vision and informatics. Among Kitware's global customers and collaborators are top academic research facilities, government institutions and private corporations worldwide. Kitware's products and services include technology integration, software support, consulting, custom application development and training and productivity tools that leverage open source systems. For more information, please visit http://www.kitware.com.

About HPCwire

HPCwire is the leading publication for news and information from the high performance computing industry. HPCwire continues to be the portal of choice for business and technology professionals from the academic, government, industrial and vendor communities who are interested in high performance and computationally-intensive computing, including systems, software, tools and applications, middleware, networking and storage. HPCwire can be found online at http://www.HPCwire.com/.

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