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Researchers Receive Awards for Work on Cancer Grid Infrastructure

Ravi Madduri and Stuart Martin of Argonne's Mathematics and Computer Science Division and Wei Tan of the University of Chicago/Argonne Computation Institute were honored recently for their work in the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG).

July 17, 2008
New TCS Building to Foster Cutting-Edge Research

The Theory and Computing Sciences (TCS) Building now under construction at Argonne. TCS is expected to be occupied in the summer of 2009.

June 30, 2008
Team Led by Argonne Gets Best Paper Award

A team of researchers from 7 different research institutes, lead by Argonne National Laboratory, gets the best paper award. The team, lead by Pavan Balaji, together with Ewing Lusk, Rajeev Thakur, Ian Foster and Susan Coghlan from Argonne, received the best paper award at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'08) that took place on June 18 - 20. The paper was one of two papers to be selected for the award.

June 23, 2008
The U.S. Embraces HealthGrid

Organized by Jonathan Silverstein, The University of Chicago hosted HealthGrid 2008 in early June at its downtown Gleacher Center, the first non-European venue for the conference. HealthGrid.US organized the meeting, signaling its readiness to collaborate fully with its European colleagues and begin the process of defining a roadmap.

June 18, 2008
ALCF's Blue Gene/L Retired

The IBM BG/L system housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will be retired in July 2008. The system—with 1,024 dual-core nodes (2,048 processors) and 500 gigabytes of memory—has a peak performance of 5.7 teraflops. It has been instrumental in expanding the boundaries of scientific computing since February 2006.

June 18, 2008
Argonne Technology Aids Largest Metagenome Study to Date

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory recently completed a study that compared more than 14 million microbial sequences from 90 metagenomes collected from nine different biomes or ecosystems. Unlike other metagenomic studies, this project analyzed samples that run the gamut from deep-sea samples to the bacterial communities inside the human gut.

May 12, 2008
Rob Ross Receives Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Dr. Robert Ross has received an Outstanding Young Alumni Award for 2008 from Clemson University, South Carolina.
The award, which was presented at the 13th annual Engineering and Science Banquet, recognizes his
significant career success and notable contributions to society. Rob received his Ph.D. from Clemson in 2000. He joined Argonne in 2000 as an Enrico Fermi Scholar and is currently a computer scientist in the Mathemaatics and Computer Science Division.

Rob was a member of the MPICH development team that won a presitgious R&D 100 award in 2005. Rob's design and development of the Parallel Virtual File System (PVFS) has earned him international recognition in the high-performance computing community.

May 12, 2008
IEEE eScience 2008 Call for Participation

Organizing committees of the 4th International IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing eScience 2008 Conference are now accepting papers and proposals for tutorials; posters, exhibits, and demos; and workshops and special sessions.

May 6, 2008
Argonne Supercomputer to Simulate Extreme Physics of Exploding Stars

A team of scientists at the University of Chicago's Flash Center will expend 22 million computational hours during the next year on one of the world's most powerful supercomputers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, simulating an event that takes less than five seconds.

May 1, 2008
Global Immersive Virtual Anatomy Classrooms

Held by The University of Chicago and broadcast using the AccessGrid the lesson used views of the Virtual Human data set to allow local colleagues to participate in the Anatomy Lecture given by Jonathan Silverstein M.D. Chicago University.

May 1, 2008