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Two Papers by Argonne Researchers Selected as "Outstanding" in the EuroPVM/MPI Users

Two papers by Argonne researchers have been selected as "Outstanding Papers" in the 14th annual EuroPVM/MPI Users' Group conference.

July 11, 2007
Access Grid Wins R&D 100 Award

Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory have won an R&D 100 award for Access Grid 3.0: Group Collaboration Software.

July 9, 2007
IBM Triples Performance of World

IBM today announced Blue Gene/P, the second generation of the world's most powerful supercomputer. Blue Gene/P nearly triples the performance of its predecessor, Blue Gene/L - currently the world's fastest computer - while remaining the most energy-efficient and space-saving computing package ever built.

June 26, 2007
Inaugural IBM Blue Gene/P system to expand Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Argonne National Laboratory, IBM, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science announced that IBM will soon be shipping its first external Blue Gene/P system to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). This state-of-the-art system will provide the computational science community with a leading computing capability dedicated to advancing knowledge and solving the most challenging scientific problems facing the Nation, including predicting climate change or understanding complex biological systems.

June 26, 2007
Jaydeep Bardhan Receives Howes Scholar Award in Computational Science

Dr. Jaydeep Bardhan of Argonne National Laboratory has been named a Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science for 2007. Bardhan was one of two former CSGF fellows presented with the award at the 2007 CSGF Annual Fellows' Conference in Washington, D.C., June 19-21.

June 22, 2007
Interview: Rick Stevens, Computing and Life Sciences Directorate Lead, Argonne National Laboratory

Rick Stevens, Computing and Life Sciences Directorate Lead at the Argonne National Laboratory and an internationally recognized expert who helps drive the national agenda on computing was interviewed by David Geer, ITworld.com.

May 15, 2007
First Issue of ASCR Discovery Is Available

The first issue of ASCR Discovery is now available online.
This is a new online magazine featuring stories about ASCR-supported research. Plans are to refresh parts of the magazine every two weeks, with a complete turnover every four to six weeks. Argonne is mentioned in the articles New Faces, Synchronized, and Genealogy.

April 26, 2007
Stevens Named Argonne Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Life Sciences

Rick Stevens has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Life Sciences at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

April 11, 2007
Ahmed Hassanein and Isak Konkashbaev Develop Plasma Formation Method

Ahmed Hassanein, Isak Konkashbaev, and Bryan Rice have developed a method for plasma formation for extreme ultraviolet lithography-theta pinch. The inventors were issued U.S. Patent and has been assigned to U.S. Department of Energy, Washington.

March 30, 2007
Scientists Compute Death Throes of White Dwarf Star in 3D

In January, the Flash Center team for the first time naturally detonated a white dwarf in a more realistic three-dimensional simulation. The simulation confirmed what the team already suspected from previous tests: that the stars detonate in a supersonic process resembling diesel-engine combustion.[related video]

March 22, 2007