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Charles E. Catlett has been named Chief Information Officer and director of the Computing and Information Systems Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
Catlett named Chief Information Officer at Argonne

Argonne National Laboratory has named Charlie Catlett Chief Information Officer and Division Director of Argonne's Computing and Information Systems Division.

May 1, 2007
R&D-100 WINNER – Argonne's Access Grid creates a collaborative environment in which users at manylocations can see and hear each other as if they were all in the same room.
Access Grid connects collaborators, earns R&D 100 Award

After a vision nearly 10 years ago to build a system to enable group-to-group collaboration using scalable computing and networking technology, researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne Nat

August 17, 2007
This ladybug sculpture was created by a student at the Boston Fab Lab from a single 4-by-8 sheet of plywood. Photo by Jared Sagoff
Fab Labs make manufacturing personal

ARGONNE, Ill.  — To build a treehouse, you'll need a hammer, some nails, and a tolerance for splinters.

October 12, 2007
Ray Bair, Director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, supervises installation of a new IBM Blue Gene/P system. Photo by George Joch.
Powerful Blue Gene/P supercomputer at Argonne to address most-challenging science problems

One of the world's fastest supercomputers will soon reside at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory, thanks to a recently completed contract for the acquisition of a 445-teraflops IBM Blue Gene/P cluster.

November 9, 2007
An Eddy Flux tower, powered by solar energy, located at a soybean field at Fermilab is measuring the exchange of carbon dioxide between plants and soil and the atmosphere to study the carbon balance of agricultural fields typical of the U.S. Midwest.
Argonne, UIC researchers get the dirt on prairie soil

Researchers from Argonne and the University of Illinois at Chicago have dug up some interesting dirt on prairie soil and certain crops and grasses common to the central Midwest.

December 7, 2007
Argonne's Blue Gene/P to host large cadre of INCITE researchers

Twenty research projects have been awarded more than 111 million hours of computing time at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne.

January 17, 2008
Bioinformatics technology developed at Argonne provides new insight into microbial activities

Scientists may gain a new insight into the relationship between viruses and their environments thanks to a new computational technology developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory.

March 14, 2008
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (left), Ray Orbach, the U.S. Department of Energy's Under Secretary for Science, and Argonne National Laboratory Director Robert Rosner prepare to dedicate the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility by running a simulation on the facility's new BlueGene/P supercomputer.
DOE dedicates Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Argonne National Laboratory today celebrated the dedication of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility during a ceremony attended by key federal, state and local officials.

April 21, 2008
Argonne environmental scientist Rao Kotamarthi sits next to some of his computer-generated models of atmospheric pollutants. Kotamarthi and his colleagues devised a new mathematical method that incorporates observational data more accurately and efficiently into simulations. Argonne National Laboratory photo by George Joch.
New Argonne algorithm increases accuracy of air-pollution predictions

Scientists, city officials and regulators all desire an effective and accurate way not only to measure air quality but also to predict where pollution "hot spots" will occur and plan for additional control strategies. Environmental scientist Rao Kotamarthi helped to develop a computer algorithm that quickly and accurately assimilates observational data into climate models to generate more reliable forecasts.

May 23, 2008
Argonne National Laboratory's IBM Blue Gene/P high-performance computing system is the fastest supercomputer in the world for open science, according to the semiannual Top500 List of the world's fastest computers.
Argonne's supercomputer named world's fastest for open science, third overall

ARGONNE, Ill. — The U.S.

June 18, 2008