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Marc Snir appointed director of Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Marc Snir, a prominent professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), today assumed his new position as director of Argonne's Mathematics and Computer Science Division.

September 1, 2011
Brain vasculature, coupled continuum-atomistic simulation: Platelets aggregation on the wall of aneurysm where yellow particles are active platelets, red particles are inactive platelets. Streamlines depict instantaneous velocity field. (i) Onset of clot formation; (ii) Clot formation progresses in time and space, detachment of small platelet clusters due to shear-flow is observed.
Showcasing award-winning scientific visualizations

Computer visualizations of arterial blood flow and the dynamics of early galaxy formation, both created by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, have won OASCRs at this year's Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing program conference in Denver.

August 26, 2011
Modeling a Neural Network

Usually, Anne Warlaumont deals only with the rough computer counterpart to a brain — building "neural" networks that classify sounds from babies and emulate the way they learn to speak. But Warlaumont, a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship recipient, saw the real thing during her summer 2009 practicum at Argonne.

August 23, 2011
Computation Institute Announces Role in NSF's XSEDE Project

The Computation Institute will be participating as a partner organization in the recently announced Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project for advanced cyberinfrastructure and digital services, funded by the National Science Foundation.

August 23, 2011
Chicago Ideas Week Makes a Stop at Argonne

Chicago Ideas Week (October 10-16, 2011,) will bring the world's top speakers together with Chicago'ss best thinkers to create an ecosystem of innovation, exploration, and intellectual recreation.

August 23, 2011
Globus Online Surpasses 1,000-User Milestone

Globus Online, the service for secure, reliable data movement, signed up over 1000 users in its first six months of service.

August 5, 2011
Message passing evolves to meet data-hungry applications

Ewing "Rusty" Lusk says you need a standard so that the same parallel programs can run on a wide range of computers. The Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard aims for that goal, but it's a moving target.

June 14, 2011
'Art of Science' winners chosen

Three images resulting from Argonne research have been selected as the best of the "Art of Science 2011" competition, earning cash prizes for the laboratory employees who submitted them.

June 13, 2011
Researchers use the cloud to shed light on a long-standing mystery

The question was: how is it that the quarks spins' contributions to the proton spin is only a small fraction of what was expected?

June 1, 2011
Grid Pioneer Foster Named 2011 Kanai Award Winner

The University of Chicago's Ian T. Foster has been named winner of the 2011 IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for his accomplishments in grid computing. The primary focus of Foster's research has been the acceleration of discovery in a networked world. In partnership with many others, notably Carl Kesselman and Steven Tuecke, Foster developed and promulgated the concepts and methods that underpin grid computing.

May 25, 2011