This is fantastic recognition for the impact LLVM has had on the compiler and languages industry, and is recognition that all LLVM Developers should feel proud of.
LLVM Project News and Details from the Trenches
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The ACM just announced that the LLVM project is the recipient of the 2012 ACM System Software Award. This award recognizes a "software system that has had a lasting influence, reflected in contributions to concepts, in commercial acceptance, or both." Many important software systems are previous recipients of this award, including Eclipse, VMware, Eiffel, Make, Java, Apache, TCP/IP, PostScript, SMALLTALK, TeX, and UNIX (among others).