When something goes wrong while you're running a program on your personal computer, the worst outcome is typically a reboot and the loss of any unsaved work. But when an application crashes on a supercomputer, the consequences can be much more dramatic. In his talk at the Computation Institute, Argonne's Franck Cappello discussed new resilience strategies for the next era of supercomputing.


More and more industries now use modeling and simulation as critical tools for engineering and design. But as the detail and scale of these simulations grows larger and larger, many companies hit a computational ceiling, unable to perform these advanced calculations as quickly as needed. With a boost from the Chicago Innovation Exchange, Parallel.Works, a new startup company from CI scientists, hopes to provide industries with parallel computing solutions to break through this barrier with a minimum of fuss.


Our new Discovery Engines: Under The Hood workshop series offers practical, hands-on instruction with new and popular computational and data tools. Watch video from the first workshop, Statistical Learning with Python and pandas, to learn about how to use the programming language and library for simplifying data structure and analysis.


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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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Nimbus is an open-source toolkit focused on providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities to the scientific community. Nimbus enables providers of resources to build private or community IaaS clouds, users to use IaaS clouds and developers to extend, experiment and customize IaaS. Combining those tools and capabilities in different ways allows users to rapidly develop custom community-specific solutions.

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