In the News
March 30, 2012
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
"SIAM Names 2012 Fellows"
Barry Smith of Argonne National Laboratory is being recognized for contributions in formulating a theoretical framework for domain decomposition, developing and implementing advanced solvers in the powerful software package PETSc, and simulating complex scientific and engineering phenomena on massively parallel architectures. He is a Senior Computational Mathematician in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Lab, and his area of research includes parallel computing and the numerical solution of PDEs. An engaged member of SIAM, Dr. Smith has organized short courses and presented talks and lectures at SIAM meetings. | read more>
March 29, 2012
"Secretary Chu Announces New Institute to Help Scientists Improve Massive Data Set Research on DOE Supercomputers"
Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $5 million to establish the Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute as part of the Obama Administration's "Big Data Research and Development Initiative," which was announced this morning and takes aim at improving the nation's ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data. Led by the Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the SDAV Institute will bring together the expertise of six national laboratories and seven universities to develop new tools to help scientists manage and visualize data on the Department's supercomputers, which will further streamline the processes that lead to discoveries made by scientists using the Department's research facilities. | read more>
January 24, 2012
"MCS Director Marc Snir among HPCwire's 2012 'People to Watch'"
HPCwire, the most widely recognized and accessed news and information site covering the ecosystem of High Performance Computing (HPC) announced today that it has published the HPCwire 2012 'People to Watch' list. The annual list is comprised of an elite group of community leaders selected from academia, government, business, and industry who's work is believed will impact and influence the future of High Performance Computing in 2012 and beyond. On this list is MCS director Marc Snir. | read more>
November 29, 2011
"Argonne's Barry Smith and Lois Curfman McInnes Win E.O. Lawrence Award"
Argonne National Laboratory researchers Barry Smith and Lois Curfman McInnes have been named winners of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, which honors midcareer scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development. | read more>
November 14, 2011
"OpenMP Expanding Its Scope to Embedded Systems and Accelerators"
The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a global industry alliance dedicated to developing and promoting the OpenMP API, today announced that three new members joined the consortium this year, including Argonne, bringing the total number of member organizations to 22. This allows OpenMP to expand its scope from the traditional SMP systems to embedded systems and accelerators. Over the last three years seven members joined: three vendors, three research laboratories and one academic institution. These collaborate with existing OpenMP ARB members to develop the methods for programming next-generation parallel computing systems, which will include accelerators and embedded systems. | read more>
November 9, 2011
"New UIC Cyber-Commons Wall Pops with 3-D Imagery"
Seamlessly tiled LCD flat-screen displays stretching floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory Cyber-Commons have rendered digitally enhanced images since opening in 2009. On Nov. 11, EVL demonstrates Cyber-Commons's latest enhancement -- three-dimensional imagery, displayed along with traditional 2-D images. UIC doctoral graduate Tom Peterka, now a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, is helping in both NG-CAVE and CC3D development with an eye on possible use of 3-D technology at America's national laboratories. | read more>
October 19, 2011
The University of Chicago Research News
"UChicago Awards $600,000 to Argonne-University collaborators"
Eight pairs of University and Argonne National Laboratory researchers recently received $600,000, collectively, in Strategic Collaborative Initiative seed grants from the University following a rigorous competition managed by Argonne and the University. The FY 2012 recipients include ALCF user and CI senior fellow Gregory Voth, Mathematics and Computer Science Division software architect Michael Wilde, and ALCF assistant computational scientist Jeff Hammond. | read more>
May 2, 2011
Star Global Tribune
"Blood cells - red blood cell analysis expected to lead to better diagnosis of blood flow complications"
A team of scientists from Brown University led by G. E. Karniadakis and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are doing on the lab's supercomputer, hoping that a better map will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for patients with blood flow complications. | read more>
April 21, 2011
"The Weekly Top Five"
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, as compiled by HPCwire, included the Argonne and Brown University INCITE project that uses the Blue Gene/P supercomputer to map the movement of red blood cells in the hopes that it will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for patients with blood flow disorders. | read more>
April 15, 2011
"Powered by 500 Trillion Calculations and Tandem Catalysis"
With the power of 500 trillion calculations per second, a team of scientists from the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Brown University are mapping the movement of red blood cells -- hoping this will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for patients with blood flow complications. Argonne's Blue Gene/P supercomputer has allowed these scientists to create detailed models of blood flows that help doctors understand what happens at the molecular level, and consequently how heart and blood diseases can be treated. | read more>