Science Highlights

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Catlett delivers keynote address on urban computing

Charlie Catlett gives keynote address at UrbComp workshop.

September 4, 2013
Transferring data rapidly with Mercury

Mercury is a remote procedure call interface for high-performance computing.

August 28, 2013
OOI combines data from multiple sensing devices to understand and reason about the ocean. Courtesy of OOI Regional Scale Nodes program and the Center for Environmental Visualization, University of Washington
Toward Observatory Cloud Computing

New inexpensive and reliable sensing devices, such as weather cameras and floats, are allowing us to monitor in real-time a variety of phenomena on an unprecedented scale.

August 27, 2013
Folker Meyer gives KBase tutorial

Meyer gives Kbase tutorial

August 27, 2013
Using dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty

Researchers develop a new parallel formulation using dual decomposition to solve problems requiring decisions under uncertainty.

August 14, 2013
Mihai Antescu
MCS researchers co-chair clusters at major optimization conference

Mihai Anitescu and Todd Munson co-chaired two clusters at major optimization conference

August 6, 2013
New proceedings coedited by MCS researchers
MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation

Paul Hovland and Jean Utke are among the coeditors of Recent Advances in Algorithmic Differentiation.

July 22, 2013
MCS division researchers help develop new sequencing analysis service

The Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute has announced a new sequencing analysis service called Globus Genomics.

July 16, 2013
Dynamic trees can aid in performance tuning of scientific codes

Researchers have developed a data analysis tool that uses dynamic trees to rapidly determine which software and hardware tuning parameters best explain differences in code performance.

July 16, 2013
This image shows that the "cold cache effect" (whereby the execution time of the first job requires more time than subsequent trials/replications--35 in this test--of the same job) exists and that the run times stabilize after the second trial. The new analysis reported here, however, shows that runtime differences related to the cold cache effect are not statistically significant relative to runtime differences due to applying code optimization strategies.
Dynamic trees can aid in performance tuning of scientific codes

Researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, together with Stefan Wild, an assistant computational mathematician in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne, have recently demonstrated how the dynamic tree model can support both variable selection and sensitivity analysis of inputs.

June 10, 2013