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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...

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.

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."