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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
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
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million investment to deliver a next-generation supercomputer, known as Aurora, to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. When commissioned in 2018, this supercomputer will be open to all scientific users – drawing America’s top researchers to Argonne. (Click to view image larger).
U.S. Department of Energy awards $200 million for next-generation supercomputer at its Argonne National Laboratory

The Department of Energy announced a $200 million investment to deliver a next-generation supercomputer, known as Aurora, to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. When commissioned in 2018, this supercomputer will be open to all scientific users – drawing America’s top researchers to Argonne.

April 8, 2015
Barry Smith has made significant contributions to the field of scientific computing, including the development of PETSc and the Scientific Application Web Server. (Click image to view larger.)
Argonne announces 2015 Distinguished Fellows

Argonne National Laboratory has named Barry Smith, Charles Macal and Branko Ruscic as its 2015 Distinguished Fellows.

July 10, 2015
Argonne principal mechanical engineer Sibendu Som (left) and computational scientist Raymond Bair discuss combustion engine simulations conducted by the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI). The initiative will be running massive simulations on Argonne’s Mira supercomputer to gain further insight into the inner workings of combustion engines. (Click image to view larger.)
Argonne pushing boundaries of computing in engine simulations

Researchers at Argonne will be testing the limits of computing horsepower this year with a new simulation project from the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative that will harness 60 million computer core hours to dispel uncertainties and pave the way to more effective engine simulations.

August 24, 2015
Artist rendering of Array of Things nodes mounted on city streetlight poles. The Array of Things is an an “urban sensing” instrument, measuring data on cities' environment, infrastructure and activity in order to scientifically investigate solutions to urban challenges ranging from air quality to urban flooding. Credit: Douglas Pancoast & Satya Mark Basu, School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Array of Things
National Science Foundation awards $3.1 million to Chicago's Array of Things Project

NSF Grant will fund production and installation of 500 nodes in Chicago

September 14, 2015
Chicago Department of Transportation workers install the first public Array of Things node at the intersection of Damen and Archer Avenues in Chicago. (image credit: Urban Center for Computation and Data)
Chicago becomes first city to launch Array of Things, an unprecedented urban sensing project

The Array of Things team begins the first phase of the groundbreaking urban sensing project, installing the first of an eventual 500 nodes on city streets. By measuring data on air quality, climate, traffic and other urban features, these pilot nodes kick off an innovative partnership between the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and the City of Chicago to better understand, serve, and improve cities.

August 29, 2016
This image shows the distribution of clumps of matter in the full "Outer Rim" simulation, one of the world's largest simulations of the cosmos. Outer Rim was carried out on the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Mira supercomputer. (Credit: Visualization by Silvio Rizzi and Joe Insley, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF); simulation by the HACC team.)
Two Argonne-led projects among $39.8 million in first-round Exascale Computing Project awards

The Exascale Computing Project today announced its first round of funding with the selection of application development proposals, including three Argonne-led projects.

September 7, 2016
The NekCEM/Nek5000: Release 4.0: Scalable High-Order Simulation Codes, a set of codes developed by  Argonne researcher Misun Min and Paul Fischer with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  won a 2016 R&D100 award. (Argonne National Laboratory)
Argonne researchers win three 2016 R&D 100 Awards

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at Argonne and their partners earned three 2016 R&D 100 Awards.

November 8, 2016
Simulation of turbulence inside an internal combustion engine, rendered using the advanced supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, an Office of Science User Facility. The ability to create such complex simulations helps researchers solve some of the world’s largest, most complex problems. (Image by George Giannakopoulos.)
Co-design centers to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality

As collaborators in four co-design centers created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), researchers at Argonne are helping to overcome some of the complex challenges in developing exascale supercomputers.

January 27, 2017