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Green Supercomputing at Argonne

"The ALCF seeks new ways to use extreme-scale supercomputers as a tool for scientific discovery. We pursue solutions to the nation's scientific challenges while simultaneously working to be the most environmentally responsible, efficient, computing resource available for science." Pete Beckman, Division Director

November 16, 2009
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. The fellowship includes a 12-week research experience at one of 17 DOE laboratories. payment of all tuition and fees.

November 10, 2009
'Chicago Tonight' to Focus on Cloud Computing, Argonne

Rich Samuels, a news correspondent with \"Chicago Tonight,\" a local news program that airs on WTTW-Channel 11, visited the laboratory for a segment on cloud computing expected to run tonight during the 7 p.m. broadcast.

November 10, 2009
Argonne Staff Engaged in SC09 Activities

Argonne National Laboratory staff will be presenting a wide variety of papers, workshops, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, tutorials, and posters at SC09 on November 14-20 in Portland, Oregon.

In addition to the participation in the technical program, an array of speakers, electronic posters and research highlights will be displayed at the Argonne exhibit.

November 3, 2009
Rick Stevens Talks About the Future of Supercomputing

As part of insideHPC's series of articles with some of the big thinkers in HPC ahead of SC09, insideHPC spent some time with Rick Stevens to get a sense from him about where we are now, and where our community is headed next.

October 21, 2009
Argonne, Lawrence Livermore Helped Design Supercomputer Honored by President Obama

The IBM Blue Gene series of energy-efficient supercomputers, central to breakthrough scientific research around the world, will be singled out by President Barack Obama as a Medal of Technology and Innovation award-winner on October 7 in Washington, D.C.

October 7, 2009
Bio-Computing a Major Focus of 22nd Annual SC Conference

Jonathan Silverstein, professor of surgery and associate director of the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory: Grid Technology Transforming Healthcare. He will focus on how our healthcare system is being transformed by new HPC techniques that promote integration, interoperability and secured access to biomedical data on a national scale. This session will survey HealthGrid issues and projects across clinical care, public health, education and research.

September 23, 2009
President Obama Honors IBM's Blue Gene Supercomputer with National Medal of Technology and Innovation

President Obama recognized IBM and its Blue Gene family of supercomputers with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the country's most prestigious award given to leading innovators for technological achievement.

September 18, 2009
caBIG in Action: Speeding research with data analysis workflows

Since its inception, the goal of caBIG® has been to reduce the burden of cancer by enabling the type of collaborative research that these workflows support. Ravi Madduri, a computer scientist at the University of Chicago and long time participant in the caBIG program, has been working for the last two years with a team at the University of Manchester (UK) to develop a solution to this challenge-a user-friendly tool to create reusable analysis workflows.

September 11, 2009
$30 Million Grant to Enhance World's Largest Open Computing Network

A $30 million National Science Foundation grant will enable the University of Chicago to expand and extend until 2011 the operation of TeraGrid, a national system of interconnected supercomputers devoted to leading-edge scientific discovery and science and technology education.

August 27, 2009