The Exascale generation of supercomputers will help researchers tackle increasingly complex problems through modeling large-scale systems, such as nuclear reactors or global climate, and simulating complex phenomena, such as the chemistry of molecular interactions. Researchers at the Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory are part of four co-design centers helping pave the way for these powerful machines.


The Computation Institute hosts a summer internship program for advanced high school and college students to gain exposure to research. Students are given a chance to participate in various research projects that share a common theme of applying computational and data science techniques to different scientific problems.


As the year comes to a close, it's time to look back at an exciting 2016 of discoveries, events, announcements, and exploration at the Computation Institute. Enjoy this recap of our work in climate change, particle physics, education, cyberinfrastructure, genomics, spatial analytics, and much, much more.


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The Discovery Cloud is CI Director Ian Foster's vision to deliver powerful computational tools and methods to every professional and amateur scientist around the world, fundamentally transforming the ecosystem of science. Globus is the first step towards realizing this vision.

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The Swift parallel scripting language enables scientists, engineers, and data analysts to express and coordinate parallel invocations of application programs on distributed and parallel computing platforms: one of the dominant modes of performing computation in science and engineering.

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The Open Science Grid (OSG) advances science through open distributed computing. The OSG is a multi-disciplinary partnership to federate local, regional, community and national cyberinfrastructures to meet the needs of research and academic communities at all scales. The vitual organization stakeholders include communities from high energy physics, gravity wave physics, genomics, brain imaging research, and computer science.

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