The annual list "pays tribute to an exemplary group of the best and brightest minds of HPC, whose hard work, dedication and contributions we believe reach beyond the spectrum of high performance computing and will influence the direction that technology will lead us in 2013 and beyond."
Crawford has the distinction of being the first woman to be twice selected for the list, previously appearing in 2002. Each year, 12 influential individuals in HPC are selected for the list. As part of the profile appearing in HPCwire , Crawford named the top 5 HPC initiatives or technologies to watch in 2013. Those are: power efficiency for HPC, for big data, and for the mobile market; Intel Xeon Phi vs. GPUs; programming languages -- for multi-core/multi-thread and domain specific languages for big data processing; high bandwidth memories; and industrial engagement.
For more, see the HPCwire announcement .