Feature Stories

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Collaborative Supercomputing--DOE partners with NOAA, Work to be Performed at the ALCF

The Office of Science will make available more than 10 million hours of computing time for NOAA to develop and refine advanced climate change models. The work will be performed on the latest computing hardware at three DOE labs: Argonne, Oak Ridge, and NERSC at Lawrence Berkeley.

September 11, 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
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
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
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
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 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
How to run a million jobs

At SC08, several experts, including Ioan Raicu of the CI, organized an informal session to share information on up-and-coming solutions for expressing, managing, and executing "megajobs." They also discussed ways of repackaging work to avoid megajobs altogether.

December 3, 2008
Announcing 'eScience and the Fourth Paradigm' Lecture at the CI

Data-centric science is the \"Fourth Paradigm.\" Tools, technologies, and platforms must seamlessly integrate into standard scientific methodologies and processes. Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President of External Research, will illustrate the far-reaching changes that this new paradigm will have on scientific discovery.

February 10, 2009
Introduce a Girl to Engineering

The annual Argonne-wide Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, held February 19, brought eight young women to the ALCF for a glimpse into the exciting world of a leadership class computing facility.

February 20, 2009