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Jun 17, 2010

Magellan explores the cloud as a research tool

Federal Computer Week

The Energy Department is inviting researchers to apply for a space in its $32 million Magellan cloud computing evaluation program that's exploring the effectiveness of the cloud for a range of scientific computations.

Energy's National Energy Scientific Research...

Jun 1, 2010

The Supercomputer Supernova

Discovery News

Computer visualization is an essential tool for scientists to gain an insight to how complex physical, biological and chemical phenomena work. From protein structures to the detonation of supernovae, scientists are finding faster, more precise and more powerful means of simulating...

Feb 12, 2010

U.S., EU, Russia set aside $13.6M for exascale software work


A coalition of countries, including the United States, has agreed to fund projects set up to develop software for the next generation of supercomputers, which are expected to arrive in 2019 and be 1,000 times more powerful than the fastest machines today. Pete Beckman, Paul Messina...

Jan 29, 2010

Supercomputer breakthrough allows astronomers to share universe simulations

vl3 is a volume rendering toolkit developed at Argonne and the University of Chicago, that leverages graphics hardware to visualize such data sets in real time. New vl3 enhancements allow researchers to stream high-resolution images created on graphics clusters to a remote cluster...

Jan 11, 2010

Two Argonne scientists to receive prestigious nuclear physics prize


Steven Pieper and Robert Wiringa, senior scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, have won the 2010 Tom W. Bonner Prize in nuclear physics. The award will be presented by the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C., in February 2010.

Nov 22, 2009

Supercomputing for the Masses

New York Times

With $32 million from the Energy Department, Argonne has set to work on Magellan, a project to explore the creation of a cloud-computing infrastructure that scientists around the globe can use. Mr. Beckman argued that such a system would reduce the need for smaller universities and...

Nov 20, 2009

Cloud Bio-Computing at SC09

GenomeWeb Daily News

Anyone who might have arrived at SC09 in Portland, OR still scoffing at the viability of cloud computing for life sciences research should have had a change of heart - this year's conference, with its emphasis on bio-computing, has much to offer about what many still consider to be...

Nov 9, 2009

U.S. government explores limits of cloud and virtualization

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

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."