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Jul 25, 2008

Supercomputer + GPU = Advanced Visualization

Dr. Dobb's Journal

The IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid -- the fastest computer in the world for open science and the third fastest overall computer in the world -- at the Argonne National Lab will soon have advanced data analytics and visualization capabilities, thanks to a recent contract awarded to...

Jun 19, 2008

World's No. 3 Computer Resides at Argonne Lab

Chicago Sun-Times

One of the world's quickest supercomputers can be found at Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne's IBM Blue Gene/P, dubbed "Intrepid," was declared the third-fastest supercomputer on the planet Wednesday at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany. The...

Apr 23, 2008

Mind-blowing Blue Gene/P revs up at Argonne


"It's the most complex machine built by humans or even human's robots'" said Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director at Argonne. "And it's amazing that it's even possible."

Apr 22, 2008

Deep in the Woods, a Computer Roars

Medill Reports

Intrepid, the Blue Gene/P supercomputer

Apr 22, 2008

Big, Bad Blue Gene

Southtown Star

Blue Gene/P, believed to be the second-fastest supercomputer on the planet, was officially powered up Monday at Argonne National Laboratory.

Apr 21, 2008

Argonne Lab's New Supercomputer

Chicago Public Radio, Eight Forty-Eight

Hear Argonne National Laboratory Director Bob Rosner's on-air comments about the Blue Gene/P on Chicago public radio station WBEZ.

Dec 3, 2007

Argonne's Blue Gene/P gets more muscle to address most challenging scientific problems


IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced completion of a contract for a 445-teraflops Blue Gene/P system for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). As the ALCF's second major acquisition, this enhancement increases the system...

Dec 3, 2007

Faster Computers Accelerate Pace of Discovery

Washington Post

The first "petascale" supercomputer will be capable of 1,000 trillion calculations per second. That's about twice as powerful as today's dominant model, a basketball-court-size beast known as BlueGene/L at the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California...

Nov 1, 2007

Argonne plans double dose of computing

Chicago Tribune

Argonne National Laboratory, which serves as a lending library for scientific computing, is doubling down on supercomputers, installing two of the most advanced units International Business Machines makes and linking them together to work as one.

Oct 26, 2007

e-Science: It's Really About People


Foster was one of four panelists who discussed how to reduce the barriers that still inhibit scientists from becoming e-scientists. The discussion was part of the 2007 Microsoft e-science Workshop, hosted by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Oct. 21-23 in Chapel Hill, N....