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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...

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...

Aug 20, 2007

Grid Computing: The Term May Fade, But Features Will Live On


In the future, the "sweet spot" for grid computing technology is expected to be in enterprise utilities. According to Ian Foster, director of the Computation Institute at the Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, "grid computing 'fabrics' are now poised to become...

Jul 12, 2007

Intensive Computation Research Not Just for Exploding Star Simulations Anymore

The University of Chicago Chronicle

Scholars taking an avid interest in computational resources on campus 10 years ago tended to be doing data-intensive simulations of exploding stars at the Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes. But the days when their colleagues in the biological sciences, social sciences...

May 22, 2007

Genome study wins $9.1 million

Chicago Maroon

A U of C-led research team was awarded a $9.1-million grant on May 14 by the National Human Genome Research Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The team's research of the fruit fly genome, which is smaller and less daunting than the human genome, is part of...

May 15, 2007

Interview: Rick Stevens, Computing and Life Sciences Directorate Lead, Argonne

Rick Stevens, Computing and Life Sciences Directorate Lead at the Argonne National Laboratory and an internationally recognized expert who helps drive the national agenda on computing was interviewed by David Geer,

Mar 9, 2007

Rick Stevens: Connecting Computing to Science

HPC Wire

Perhaps the two most important technologies of the 21st century will be information technology and biotechnology. Certainly they have become the most rapidly expanding domains of our era. At the Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, the Computing and Life...