In the News
November 15, 2007
"SC07 Analytics Challenge First Place Awarded to ANGLE"
A new approach for protecting cyberinfrastructure won first place at the Third Annual Analytics Challenge at the SC07 conference in Reno, Nev.
A team 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 developed an application to protect cyberinfrastructure, called Angle. | read more>
November 8, 2007
"ParaMEDIC Enables Worldwide Supercomputer for Bioinformatics"
A large-scale sequence-searching problem, like identifying genes, can exceed the computational and storage resources of a supercomputing site. A research team from Argonne National Laboratory and Virginia Tech have created a worldwide supercomputer and developed a novel framework that can accelerate the speed of parallelized bioinformatics programs by 27-fold. | read more>
November 1, 2007
"Argonne plans double dose of computing"
Argonne National Laboratory, which serves as a lending library for scientific computing, is doubling down on supercomputers, installing two of the most advanced units International Business Machines makes and linking them together to work as one. | read more>
October 29, 2007
"King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology (KAUST) IT Summit Addresses The Challenges"
Charlie Catlett to appear on panel at an IT Summit. The meeting focuses on key global IT trends affecting capacity to conduct world-class research. Dr. Suwaiyel, "With a long term commitment, the country that produced SAUDI ARAMCO can achieve the objectives of KAUST." | read more>
October 26, 2007
"e-Science: It's Really About People"
Foster was one of four panelists who discussed how to reduce the barriers that still inhibit scientists from becoming e-scientists. The discussion was part of the 2007 Microsoft e-science Workshop, hosted by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Oct. 21-23 in Chapel Hill, N.C. | read more>
October 5, 2007
"Sustainable Science: 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. | read more>
September 21, 2007
"NCSA to Host PRAGMA Events"
The first PRAGMA Institute will commence on the morning of Sept. 26. Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Chip Zukoski will provide the welcome address. Professor Larry Smarr from Calit2 and Professor Rick Stevens from Argonne will provide keynotes in life sciences. The rest of the day will be spent in tutorial sessions. | read more>
September 21, 2007
"Industry Experts to Showcase Innovative HPC Applications"
On the final day of the Masterworks sessions at SC07, the attendees will be in very good hands indeed with chair Rick Stevens, Argonne Computing and Life Sciences Associate Laboratory Director as Cathy Brune and Anthony Abbattista of Allstate Insurance discuss how the company is using high performance computing techniques to drive business results and increase the utilization of its technology investment. Business and technology decision makers alike will benefit from their discussion highlighting practical ways to embrace high performance computing and provide measurable value to the business. | read more>
August 24, 2007
"Ian Foster Earns Top Marks as Influential Computer Scientist"
Ian Foster of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized as one of the top three most influential computer scientists worldwide, according to a new formula that measures the impact of a scientist's work.
According to the h-index, a method for ranking scientists based on the number of papers they publish and citations they receive, Foster ranks third with a score of 67. Featured in the August 16 issue of Nature, the h-index indicates the number of papers a particular author publishes that receive at least that same number of citations; thus, Foster's score of 67 means that he has published 67 papers that have received at least 67 citations apiece. The world's leading computer scientist, by this scale, has a score of 70. | read more>
August 22, 2007
"Many millions of manuscripts: data mining and digitized objects"
Just three years old, the Computation Institute’s Teraport has already consumed 2.5 million hours of computing time on more than 800,000 jobs.
James Evans, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Chicago, is a Teraport regular, routinely occupying up to 30 processors at a time for his work on citation network analysis. | read more>