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LakeSim is an Argonne-developed tool that merges urban design with scientific analysis to aid in the design of 21st century cities. To address the uncertainty of large-scale planning with so many complex variables, LakeSim creators have prototyped a new platform that seeks to help developers plan at massive scales while anticipating the ability to build in future scenarios such as climate change, improved efficiency in buildings and transportation systems, and increased renewable energy and/or micro-grid applications. Image by Mitch Romanowski & Mary Jo Koelbl/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click image to enlarge).
Designing future cities

LakeSim is an Argonne-developed tool that merges urban design with scientific analysis to aid in the design of 21st century cities. LakeSim uses current architectural and energy data to make forecasts for designers on long-term large-scale developments.

October 7, 2014
PETSc team receives the 2015 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering

The core development group of PETSc – the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation – has been awarded the 2015 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering.

October 6, 2014
Charlie Catlett named to Crain’s Tech 50 List

Charlie Catlett, a senior computer scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, has been listed in C

September 22, 2014
Argonne wins HPC Innovation Excellence Award

Argonne National Laboratory was one of seven new winners of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award.

August 19, 2014
Brown named recipient of Young Achievers in Scalable Computing Award

Jed Brown, an assistant computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, has been named a recipient of the Young Achievers in Scalable Computing a

August 6, 2014
Yutaka Ishikawa, Shinya Tahata,and Yoshio Kawaguchi (Japan), William Harrod (DOE), and Pete Beckman (Argonne) at MOU-signing ceremony (Photo courtesy of Tim Krieger)
DOE and Japan sign MOU in support of extreme-scale systems software

Leaders in the high-performance computing arena in the United States and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of systems software

July 28, 2014
Exploring the Future of Supercomputing

Marc Snir, director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, gave a keynote address titled “The Future of Supercomputing,” at ICS 2014, the 28th International Conference on Supercomputing, held in Munich, Germany, June 10-13, 2014.

July 23, 2014
Results of a performance benchmark of storage systems (HDFS, MosaStore, and Chirp) on the Amazon cloud: concurrent reads of 40 files with varying size across 40 Amazon nodes.
MCS researchers win award for work on storage solutions in the cloud

Effective data handling is critical to many scientific applications in the cloud. Of particular importance is the issue of storage.

July 11, 2014
MCS Division researchers to play major role in SC14

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analytics — better known simply as SC — has long been at the forefront in gathering the world’s leaders in super

July 10, 2014
MPI tutorial at Argonne a resounding success

Almost 200 people attended the full day of tutorials on the Message Passing Interface on June 6, 2014, held at the Theory and Computing Sciences center at Argonne National Laboratory.

June 12, 2014