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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
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
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