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Apr 10, 2009

Eureka Enables Science Breakthroughs at ALCF


HPCWire

Most science research programs that run on high-performance computers like the IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) generate enormous quantities of data that represent the results of their calculations. But scientists can also use the ALCF to...

Feb 5, 2009

A Decade of Discovery Hails Supercomputers Used in Parkinson's Disease Breakthrough


HPCwire

A new book by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commemorating the agency's most significant scientific breakthroughs of the last decade includes the groundbreaking research by scientists at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to better understand the molecular mechanisms that cause...

Feb 3, 2009

IBM Gets Order for Massive Supercomputer from Uncle Sam


The Journal News

Just last summer, IBM Corp. wowed the world with a supercomputer capable of performing one thousand trillion calculations per second, also known as a petaflop. Today, the Armonk-based computer giant is announcing a new machine that's up to 20 times faster.

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Jan 23, 2009

SC08 Showcases HPC Muscle Systems, Top500 List


Bio IT World.com

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


HPCwire

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


HPCwire

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

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 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...

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