Feature Stories

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SciDAC 2009 Electronic Visualization and Poster Night

Anyone involved in DOE Office of Science efforts, such as SciDAC, INCITE, and core-funded efforts, is encouraged to submit an image or animation to be shown at the SciDAC 2009 Electronic Visualization and Poster night on June 15. As a benefit to both your project and the program offices, all submissions will be provided to the program offices for future publicity. Deadline for submissions is May 20, 2009 at 5 p.m. (EDT).

May 11, 2009
Renovated Searle Chemistry Laboratory to Reopen June 1

Workers are putting the finishing touches on a $49 million total renovation of the Searle Chemistry Laboratory building that will meet the new and future technical demands of leading scientific research, while fostering the human interaction that fuels cross-disciplinary scholarship at the University of Chicago.

April 20, 2009
DOE Supercomputing Resources Available for Advancing Scientific Breakthroughs

DOE announced today it is accepting proposals to support high-impact scientific advances through the use of some of the world's most powerful supercomputers located at DOE national laboratories.

Approximately 1.3 billion supercomputer processor-hours will be awarded in 2010 through the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program for large-scale, computationally intensive projects addressing some of the toughest challenges in science and engineering.

April 15, 2009
Leading-edge data analytics and visualization enable breakthrough science on Argonne's Blue Gene/P

Most science applications that run on large-scale systems like the IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility generate huge volumes of data that represent the results of the calculations. To understand those results after the run has completed, it is essential to rapidly explore the output data and convert it to a visual representation.

April 10, 2009
HPCC RandomAccess Benchmark Highlighted in IPDPS Best Paper

HPCC RandomAccess Benchmark for Next Generation Supercomputers received Best Paper in the applications research track of the IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium.

March 10, 2009
Neural Modeling Breaks New Ground for Treatments in Epilepsy

Rick Stevens and Mark Hereld discuss their involvement with neural network models at Argonne and the University of Chicago.

March 3, 2009
Introduce a Girl to Engineering

The annual Argonne-wide Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, held February 19, brought eight young women to the ALCF for a glimpse into the exciting world of a leadership class computing facility.

February 20, 2009
Announcing 'eScience and the Fourth Paradigm' Lecture at the CI

Data-centric science is the \"Fourth Paradigm.\" Tools, technologies, and platforms must seamlessly integrate into standard scientific methodologies and processes. Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President of External Research, will illustrate the far-reaching changes that this new paradigm will have on scientific discovery.

February 10, 2009
How to run a million jobs

At SC08, several experts, including Ioan Raicu of the CI, organized an informal session to share information on up-and-coming solutions for expressing, managing, and executing "megajobs." They also discussed ways of repackaging work to avoid megajobs altogether.

December 3, 2008
Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility Wins the High Performance Computing Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy\'s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been named a winner of the annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenge Award at the SuperComputing 08 Conference in Austin, Texas.

November 19, 2008