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Jan 23, 2009

SC08 Showcases HPC Muscle Systems, Top500 List

Bio IT

The recent SC08 conference marked the 20th anniversary of the annual supercomputing conference and expo, with the application of high-performance computing (HPC) in life sciences a major theme of the meeting.

Researchers who need masses of computational power...

Dec 18, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside. . .Let's Calculate Something


Argonne National Labs is part of the Department of Energy, so it's not exactly surprising to learn that they are actively looking for ways to reduce energy use. But using Chicago's cold winters to save $25,000 a month on cooling costs for the supers in their Leadership Computing...

Dec 18, 2008

Argonne Facility Helps Researcher Win Sackler Prize


David Baker, University of Washington (UW) professor of biochemistry and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute, has been awarded the 2008 Raymond & Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics.

Dec 11, 2008

Hope for Those with Parkinson's

U.S. Department of Energy Website

A Department of Energy program that opens some of the world's most powerful computers to researchers around the globe has generated a promising lead for a Parkinson's disease treatment.

A team led by researcher Igor Tsigelny of the San Diego Supercomputer Center...

Nov 26, 2008

Berkeley Lab Team Wins Special ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Algorithm Innovation

ACM Tech News

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has won a prestigious Gordon Bell Prize, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for special achievement in high performance computing for their...

Nov 25, 2008

Peter Beckman Named Director at Argonne Facility

Scientific Computing World

Peter Beckman has been named director of the Leadership Computing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. The Leadership Computing Facility operates the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), which is home to the world's fastest computer for...

Nov 25, 2008

Argonne Nets SC08's HPC Challenge Award

Scientific Computing World

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has won the HPC Challenge award at SC08 in Austin, Texas.

Argonne was the clear winner in two of the four categories awarded in the HPC Challenge best performance benchmark competition which were run...

Nov 20, 2008

Argonne, Oak Ridge Labs Sweep HPC Challenge

Government Computer News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's High Performance Computing Challenge has recognized supercomputers at the Energy Department's Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for their superior performance.

Nov 18, 2008

Beckman Named Director of Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility

Peter Beckman has been named director of the Leadership Computing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy

Nov 12, 2008

Argonne Supercomputer Uses DataDirect Storage


DataDirect Networks has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory successfully deployed Intrepid, one of the world's fastest supercomputers for open science.