In the News
May 1, 2013
International Science Grid This Week
"Computing pioneer honored at Big Red II dedication"
Computing pioneer and renowned computer scientist Paul Messina was awarded the distinguished Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion. | read more>
March 20, 2013
"A Few Early Cloud Computing Mavericks"
Argonne computer scientist Kate Keahey is an early innovator in the cloud space, and one of the people who inspired the first generation of my Enomaly IaaS platform back in 2004. Her research focuses on virtualization, policy-driven resource management, and various aspects of obtaining quality of service in the Grid environment. She leads the Globus Toolkit Virtual Workspace (renamed Nimbus) that develops methods for dynamic deployment of virtual appliances and is arguably the first true IaaS platform. | read more>
March 18, 2013
"Argonne OutLoud: Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer (VIDEO)"
On March 14, Argonne OutLoud, Argonne's new public lecture series, featured Pete Beckman, co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering. (VIDEO)
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February 28, 2013
"2013 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing awarded to Professor Marc Snir"
The IEEE Technical committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) is happy to announce that the 2013 IEEE Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing has been awarded to Professor Marc Snir for outstanding contributions to scalable computing. | read more>
January 30, 2013
"eScience and a Tale of Two Cities"
Charlie Catlett and UrbanCCD are featured in this discussion of data-driven urban planning and management in Chicago and Melbourne. | read more>
December 5, 2012
"Two Argonne scientists named 2012 AAAS fellows"
Computational scientist Paul Fischer and chemist Lin Chen of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. | read more>
November 29, 2012
"Physicists Model the Universe, Seek Answers to Dark Secrets (VIDEO)"
Physicists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois hope to unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy with the most detailed computer simulations of the universe ever built. | read more>
May 8, 2012
"Why the DOE Thinks Supercomputing will Change our Energy Future"
Forbes writer Josh Wolfe sat down for an exclusive interview with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who shared his thoughts on the current state of supercomputing. The Nobel Prize-winning scientist is betting that these super machines will play a key role in designing new products and solving longstanding energy challenges: from better engines to advanced nuclear reactors. He's backing his bet with significant resources, offering some of the Department's world-leading supercomputers for use by industry leaders. | read more>
April 30, 2012
Government Computer News
"Energy project looks to tame supercomputing's tsunami of data"
Argonne has opened a new institute devoted to developing tools to help researchers efficiently sift usable information out of petabytes of data. The Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute aims to develop ways to let scientists spend less time sifting through data and more time on science. | read more>
April 17, 2012
Federal Computer Week
"How cloud storage could catch up with big data"
Cloud computing has managed to make the world's already colossal appetite for data storage even more voracious. And now another technology, already at work behind the scenes, could grow in importance in the coming years. Erasure coding has been around since the 1980s, but until recently its use in storage circles has mainly been confined to single storage boxes as a way to boost reliability more efficiently. Now erasure coding is moving into distributed storage. Its application becomes trickier here, but industry executives and storage researchers believe erasure coding -- particularly in conjunction with increasingly popular techniques such as object-based storage -- will play a growing role in cloud storage. Potential government adopters include Energy Department labs and other agencies with vast data stores. | read more>