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Nov 9, 2009

U.S. government explores limits of cloud and virtualization


SearchCloudComputing.com

The United States government invested $32 million in a large project known as Magellan to better understand how cloud computing can benefit the scientific community. The money will be divided between projects at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in Illinois and the...

Oct 28, 2009

Feature - In case of emergency, call SPRUCE


International Science Grid

When disaster strikes, simulations could give authorities the information they need to save lives. But simulations are computationally intensive, and during a crisis, there's no time to wait in line for access to computer resources. That's where urgent computing comes in....

Oct 14, 2009

Cloud computing science capability studied


UPI.com

Pete Beckman, who is leading the cloud computing project. "We know the model works well for business applications, and we are working to make it equally effective for science."

Oct 7, 2009

DOE Labs Take Pride in Award-Winning IBM Blue Gene Series


HPCWire

The IBM Blue Gene series of energy-efficient supercomputers, central to breakthrough scientific research around the world, will be singled out by President Barack Obama as a Medal of Technology and Innovation award-winner on Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C.

When IBM...

Sep 25, 2009

Tracking Green IT


Processor

Eighty percent of the power that a device uses is actually consumed during its manufacture,

Aug 31, 2009

Argonne's New Center Really Computes: National Lab Gets Lots More Elbow Room for Scientists


Chicago Sun-TImes

In many ways, Argonne National Laboratory's new Theory and Computing Sciences building might remind you of your own office building: a first-floor coffee bar, neat rows of cubicles, conference rooms scattered throughout the floors.

But the gaggle of lightning-...

Aug 31, 2009

Argonne's New Center Really Computes: National Lab Gets Lots More Elbow Room for Scientists


Chicago Sun-Times

In many ways, Argonne National Laboratory's new Theory and Computing Sciences building might remind you of your own office building: a first-floor coffee bar, neat rows of cubicles, conference rooms scattered throughout the floors.

But the gaggle of lightning-...

Aug 12, 2009

Combustion Simulation: Digital Fireworks


Science Daily

Researchers from ETH Zurich have simulated autoignition in a turbulent flow using a supercomputer with up to 65,000 processors in one of the largest reactive flow simulations to date. The results could help to develop better models and reduce the high cost of real experiments....

Apr 14, 2009

ALCF Working to Get More Science Per Watt


HPCwire

Cooling a supercomputer consumes more electricity than is required to run the machine, even machines as powerful as the IBM Blue Gene/P--called Intrepid--at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Though Intrepid is one of the fastest and most energy-...

Apr 13, 2009

Blue Gene/P's New GPU Turns It into a Visual Powerhouse


R&D magazine

Nicknamed Eureka, an installation of NVIDIA Quadro Plex S4 external GPUs at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) allows researchers to better understand the data they produce with Intrepid at the ALCF. The powerful installation provides more than 111 teraflops and more...

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