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INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly six billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Their work will advance knowledge in critical areas, from sustainable energy technologies to the environmental consequences of energy use.

November 18, 2013
Marc Snir is Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory and the Michael Faiman and Saburo Muroga Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Click to enlarge.
Argonne's Marc Snir receives 2013 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Award

Parallel computing expert Marc Snir, a major contributor to the Message Passing Interface, has been named the recipient of this year’s IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.

September 23, 2013
Argonne honors employees for outstanding performance

The UChicago Argonne, LLC, Board of Governors honors employees of Argonne National Laboratory for their distinguished performance, outstanding service to the laboratory, excellence in safety leadership, and education and academic scholarship.

August 15, 2013
Senator Dick Durbin (Ill.) joined Argonne staff on July 1 to celebrate the dedication of Mira, the lab's new supercomputer and the fifth-fastest computer in the world. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Senator Durbin leads dedication of new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) led the dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne on Monday, underscoring the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, to industrial innovation and to our nation’s economic future.

July 1, 2013
Mira, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, will enable researchers to tackle a wide range of extremely complex challenges – from improving combustion efficiency in jet engines to modeling the progression of deadly diseases in the human body. To view a larger, downloadable version of the image, click on it.
Media advisory: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to speak at dedication of Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

On Monday, July 1, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will speak at the dedication of the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, talking about the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, to industrial innovation, and to our nation’s economic future.

June 26, 2013
Argonne postdoc Kate Ryan, recipient of an Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy, studies lithium-air batteries, which may replace lithium-ion as the next generation of batteries for cell phones, laptops and cars.To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Argonne a top place to work for postdocs in 2013

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is one of the 10 best places to work as a postdoctoral researcher, according to The Scientist magazine’s annual survey.

April 16, 2013
Chemist Lin Chen is being honored for her “contributions to understanding structural dynamics of molecular excited states with special emphasis on problems related to renewable energy,” according to the AAAS.
Two Argonne scientists named 2012 AAAS fellows

Computational scientist Paul Fischer and chemist Lin Chen of Argonne have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

December 5, 2012
Argonne materials scientist and distinguished fellow Ali Erdemir’s R&D 100 award recognizes an ultra-fast large-scale boriding process he developed. The process increases the durability and hardness of mechanical components.
Argonne wins four R&D 100 Awards

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne have received this year’s R&D 100 awards. The awards, organized by R&D magazine, are widely considered to be the "Oscars of Innovation."

June 20, 2012
Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.
Fostering Discoveries Faster: Argonne's Mira ranks among nation’s fastest science supercomputers

Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.

June 18, 2012
Four Argonne National Laboratory scientists receive Early Career Research Program awards

Four researchers at Argonne have received 2012 Early Career Research Program awards, granted to exceptional researchers beginning their careers.

May 10, 2012