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Mihai Anitescu Presents a Semi-Plenary Address at ICCOPT

Mihai Anitescu, a computational mathematician at Argonne National Laboratory, will present a semi-plenary address at the Second Mathematical Programming Society International Conference on Continuous Optimization August 13-16, 2007, in Hamilton, Ontario. ICCOPT, held every three years, is the world's most prestigious conference in continuous optimization.

Anitescu's presentation,"Emerging Design Challenges in the Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles," will address the challenges and Argonne's recent results in optimization of complex systems and in particular optimization of the advanced nuclear fuel cycle.

August 13, 2007
Picture This: Visualization as a Tool for Data Analysis

As science becomes increasingly digitized and data-based, visualization is set to become more and more important. Using visualization, Gaither and Papka can help scientists from all fields: medical science, cosmology, computational fluid dynamics, architecture, geosciences and meteorology.

The biggest challenges, according to both Papka and Gaither, are visualizations of very abstract systems. In such cases collaborating with scientists and learning about the research domain is crucial to creating useful visualizations.

August 8, 2007
Argonne Wins Three R&D 100 Awards for Innovative Technologies

The Access Grid is one of three Argonne projects to win R&D Magazine's prestigious award this year. Access Grid 3 software enables groups of people to collaborate using open- source standards and Internet technology. The Access Grid is designed to provide a natural virtual environment, where users can see and hear one another, projected on a large display wall. More than just videoconferencing, the Access Grid enables participants to share and interact with files and applications. The open nature of the Access Grid software has attracted thousands of users from around the world and has encouraged numerous commercial and research institutions to adopt the software for their purposes.

August 7, 2007
NEOS provides state-of-the-art optimization software over Internet

Optimization technology is essential to engineers, scientists, businesses and even students. Optimization programs provide the answers to questions ranging from creating the most efficient allocation of resources to finding the healthiest meal at a fast food restaurant.

July 17, 2007
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