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Apr 22, 2008

Deep in the Woods, a Computer Roars

Medill Reports

Intrepid, the Blue Gene/P supercomputer

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....

Sep 21, 2007

NCSA to Host PRAGMA Events


The first PRAGMA Institute will commence on the morning of Sept. 26. Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Chip Zukoski will provide the welcome address. Professor Larry Smarr from Calit2 and Professor Rick Stevens from Argonne will provide keynotes in life sciences. The rest of the day...

Sep 21, 2007

Industry Experts to Showcase Innovative HPC Applications


On the final day of the Masterworks sessions at SC07, the attendees will be in very good hands indeed with chair Rick Stevens, Argonne Computing and Life Sciences Associate Laboratory Director as Cathy Brune and Anthony Abbattista of Allstate Insurance discuss how the company is...

Aug 24, 2007

Ian Foster Earns Top Marks as Influential Computer Scientist


Ian Foster of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized as one of the top three most influential computer scientists worldwide, according to a new formula that measures the impact of a scientist's work.

According to the h-...

Aug 22, 2007

Many millions of manuscripts: data mining and digitized objects

Just three years old, the Computation Institute's Teraport has already consumed 2.5 million hours of computing time on more than 800,000 jobs.

James Evans, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Chicago, is a Teraport regular, routinely occupying...