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Approaching EXASCALE--A SciDAC Review interview with Dr. Robert Rosner, director of Argonne National Laboratory

A SciDAC Review interview with Robert Rosner, director of Argonne National Laboratory, discusses exascale computing, partnerships with industry, energy efficiency in HPC, and getting people excited about science.

October 17, 2008
Mark Hereld Participates in Panel on 'Emergence: Philosophy Meets Science' at the Chicago Humanities Festival

A distinguished cross-disciplinary panel will consider the various meanings and applications of this dynamic view of the world. Participants include Sandra Mitchell, Robert Laughlin, Paul Humphreys and Mark Hereld.

October 10, 2008
Ian Foster: Big Computation, Bigger Knowledge

Ian Foster will participate in the Chicago Humanities Festival on October 11th. His discussion will include descriptions and demonstrations of relevant projects at the University and Argonne, including the world's fastest supercomputer for open science; grid computing for worldwide resource federation and collaboration; and massive data sets from political science, astrophysics, and neuroscience.

September 29, 2008
Collaborative Supercomputing--DOE partners with NOAA, Work to be Performed at the ALCF

The Office of Science will make available more than 10 million hours of computing time for NOAA to develop and refine advanced climate change models. The work will be performed on the latest computing hardware at three DOE labs: Argonne, Oak Ridge, and NERSC at Lawrence Berkeley.

September 11, 2008
Department of Energy to Provide Supercomputing Time to Run NOAA's Climate Change Models

The U.S. Department of Energy\'s (DOE) Office of Science will make available more than 10 million hours of computing time for the U.S. Commerce Department\'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore advanced climate change models at three of DOE's national laboratories as part of a three-year memorandum of understanding on collaborative climate research signed today by the two agencies.

September 8, 2008
Call for Participation: MidWest Grid School (MWGS'08)

Please join us for a 3-day hands-on course in large-scale and high-performance grid computing on Sept. 17-19, 2008, at University of Chicago, Chicago IL.

September 5, 2008
Eckhardt's $20 million gift an investment in future of science

A major program to build new fields of scientific expertise and expand existing efforts at the University has inspired a $20 million donation to benefit the Physical Sciences Division from Chicago futures trader and alumnus William Eckhardt (S.M., ’70).

July 17, 2008
Ten Research Proposals Awarded Grants Under New Chicago Energy Initiative

The University has funded various awards to researchers at the Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory under the Chicago Energy Initiative, which President Zimmer launched earlier this year. The initiative fosters interdisciplinary research on the economic, environmental and geopolitical aspects of energy use.

July 17, 2008
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