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Franck Cappello
Franck Cappello joins Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne

Franck Cappello, an internationally renowned researcher and leader in high-performance computing, has joined Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division as senior computer scientist.

March 26, 2013
Margaret Butler helps assemble the ORACLE computer with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Engineer Rudolph Klein. In 1953, ORACLE was the world’s fastest computer, multiplying 12-digit numbers in .0005 seconds. Designed at Argonne, it was constructed at Oak Ridge. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
In memoriam: The remarkable career of Margaret Butler

Margaret Butler was a pioneering scientist who spent her career at the forefront of the development of computer science and nuclear energy.

March 27, 2013
CI Announces Globus Genomics

The Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute has announced a new sequencing analysis service called Globus Genomics.

April 9, 2013
A visualization by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility utilizing real patient MRI data displays blood flow of a brain aneurysm.
How Argonne is using supercomputer Mira to crunch mega-sized data to create visualizations from the formation of galaxies to aneurysms

Joseph Insley, principal software development specialist at Argonne National Laboratory, gave a presentation about how the lab is using its supercomputer Mira to create visualizations that crunch large datasets.

April 24, 2013
Ian Foster
Ian Foster at TEDxCERN

Ian Foster, Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago, will present "Science as Voyage" at the first-ever TEDxCERN conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

April 30, 2013
Paul Messina
Paul Messina awarded the Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion

Recognized for his significant contributions to high performance computing, Paul Messina, Director of Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), was recently honored with a Thomas

May 6, 2013
SIAM Students
Chicago-area SIAM student chapters visit Argonne

Forty undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs from Chicago-area SIAM chapters visited Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division on April 12 for a look into some of t

May 10, 2013
David P. Weber, Director of Argonne's Computing and Telecommunications Division from 1986-1994, with Argonne's Cray X-MP computer, a shared-memory parallel vector processor, in 1982. The Cray X-MP was the world's fastest computer between 1983-1985. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Adventures in parallelism: Celebrating 30 years of parallel computing at Argonne

Were they visionaries or lucky gamblers? Thirty years ago, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory established the lab’s first experimental parallel computing facility. Today, high-performance computing has become essential to virtually all science and engineering, and Argonne houses one of the fastest parallel machines in the world in support of scientific discovery.

May 13, 2013
Pavan Balaji
Pavan Balaji selected as TEDxMidwest Emerging Leader

Pavan Balaji, a computer scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, was selected as a TEDxMidwest Emerging Leader.

May 14, 2013
MCS researchers give keynote addresses at HPCS 2013

Ian Foster and Franck Cappello gave keynote addresses at the international conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS 2103) in Helsinki, Finland, July 1–5, 2013.

July 10, 2013