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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
Argonne Participates in SC08

When SC08 opens November 15, 2008 in Austin, Texas, the conference will feature the latest scientific and technical innovations from around the world. Bringing together scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and managers, SC08 will be the forum for demonstrating how these developments are driving new ideas, new discoveries and new industries.

November 14, 2008
Argonne's Intrepid Weathermen

Our best defense against tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and other meteorological chaos might be found inside the rusting steel exterior of Building 369 at Argonne National Laboratory.

October 29, 2008