Awards, Accreditations and Certifications

DatSci Awards
DatSCI 2017 Awards


ICHEC were winners at the DatSci Awards in 2017 for "Best Contribution to Data Science from an Academic Research Body".

ICHEC was shortlisted for the DatSci Awards in 2016 for "Best Team of the Year for Academic Research".

IBEC ISA Software Industry Awards
ICHEC ISA award winner 2016

ICHEC is proud to have entered this competition in the category "Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year" on three occasions (2014, 2015, and 2016) finishing runners up on the first two occasions and winning the trophy in 2016.

Tech Excellence Awards
Tech Excellence Awards

ICHEC was shortlisted at the TechExcellence Awards 2015 in the category "Best Use of Technology in Education & Training" for its development of an HPC Systems Administration course for General Motors.

DPER Civil Service Excellence and Innovation awards 2015
DPER Civil Service Excellence and Innovation awards 2015

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) were shortlisted in the category "Excellence through Collaboration" at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reforms (DPER) Civil Service Excellence and Innovation award for "Leading Ireland’s Collaboration on Big Data and Data Analytics". The showcased the collaboration between CSO and ICHEC as part of which a "Big Data Sandbox" has been developed for the UNECE initiative. 

NUI Galway Tony Ryan Award for Innovation
NUI Galway

ICHEC entered application to NUI Galway's Ryan Award for Innovation in 2014 and 2015 and was shortlisted on both occasions.

HPCwire Readers' Award
HPC Readers Choice Awards 2012

ICHEC was recognised as the "Most Innovative Use of HPC in Financial Services' in the prestigious HPCwire Readers" Choice Awards 2012.

Intel Parallel Computing Centre (IPCC) 2013
Intel Parallel Computing Center

Intel® Parallel Computing Centers are universities, institutions, and labs that are leaders in their field. The primary focus is to modernize applications to increase parallelism and scalability through optimizations that leverage cores, caches, threads, and vector capabilities of microprocessors and coprocessors.

NVIDIA CUDA Research Centre 2010
Nvidia cud

NVIDIA designated ICHEC as an official CUDA Research Center in 2010, the seventh in the world, in recognition of the GPGPU research activities conducted in the Centre. 

XILINX Certification 2015
Xilinx Alliance Program Member

The Xilinx Alliance Program is a worldwide ecosystem of qualified companies collaborating with Xilinx to further the development of All Programmable technologies. Leveraging open platforms and standards, Xilinx has built this ecosystem to meet customer needs and is committed to its long-term success. Comprised of IP providers, EDA vendors, embedded software providers, system integrators, and hardware suppliers, Alliance members help accelerate design productivity while minimizing risk.

Accredited Project Managers

ICHEC project managers hold accreditation as either PRINCE2 practitioners, PMP accredited Project Managers, Agile Scrum Masters or Agile Product Owners. The ICHEC Project Management Group is responsible for guidance, documentation and metrics related to the practices surrounding the management and implementation of projects within the Centre.