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Argonne, Virginia Tech Win Storage Challenge Competition

A team of researchers led by Pavan Balaji of Argonne National Laboratory and Wu Feng of Virginia Tech won an international competition for the most effective approach in using large-scale storage for high-performance computing. The award was presented November 15 at SC|07, the world's premier conference on high- performance computing and networking.

November 26, 2007
Ian Foster, Ti Leggett, Mike Papka, Mike Wilde Win the Analytics Challenge at SC07!

Ian Foster, Ti Leggett, Mike Papka, and Mike Wilde were part of the team that won the Analytics Challenge at SC07 for presenting a new approach for protecting cyberinfrastructure. The project Angle, is led by the National Center for Data Mining (NCDM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and including participants from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Southern California.

November 21, 2007
Argonne National Laboratory at Supercomputing 07

Advanced computing touches almost every area of science today, and its continued integration will strongly influence science of the future. Supercomputing 2007 provides a grand opportunity for Argonne to showcase the laboratory exciting new resources and research results.

November 9, 2007
ParaMEDIC Enables Worldwide Supercomputer for Bioinformatics

ParaMEDIC, a general software-based framework for large-scale distributed computing developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Virginia Tech, will have a significant impact on the study of genomics.

November 8, 2007
Argonne's green Blue Gene/P gets more muscle to address most challenging scientific problems

IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory today announced completion of a contract for a 445-teraflops Blue Gene/P system for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF).

November 1, 2007
Argonne National Lab Aquires First SiCortex SC5832

SiCortex, the first company to engineer a Linux(R) cluster from the silicon up, today announced that the first production model of an SC5832, its flagship 5.8 teraflop system, will be installed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. The lab and its community of researchers will take advantage of the unique capabilities and energy efficiencies of the SC5832 to conduct research in a variety of areas, including astrophysics, climate modeling, oil and gas exploration, seismic research and biotechnology.

October 16, 2007
Greening the Meeting

In the article "Greening the Meeting", Science magazine highlights the Access Grid as an alternative to travel for scientific conferences and meetings.

October 5, 2007
Rob Jacob to Participate on a Panel as Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival

Rob Jacob, computational scientist, will participate in a panel on "The Truth of Images and Information" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival's program "The Climate of Concern". The panel will discuss the role played by media in presenting information about global warming.

October 3, 2007
Supercomputing 2007 Storage Challenge Finalist

MPICH2 (Argonne National Laboratory) and mpiBLAST (Virginia Tech) have collaborated using the ParaMEDIC framework to land a finalist slot in the SC07 storage challenge. MPICH2 powers ParaMEDIC (short for Parallel Metadata Environment for Distributed I/O and Computing), allowing it to accelerate mpiBLAST by as much as 25-fold in a distributed I/O and computing environment.

September 11, 2007
Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division of Argonne National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the J. H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment is for one year and may be renewed for another year.

August 28, 2007