News

07
Mar
2017

Personal computers and smartphones have democratized computing around the world, giving regular people access to technology capable of conducting billions of calculations per second. But a significant computing gap remains between consumer technology and the high-performance computers used in national laboratories and universities, and not just because of the state-of-the-art supercomputers that only these institutions can afford to run.

31
Jan
2017

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.

25
Jan
2017

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.

Research

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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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Globus Online is software-as-a-service for research data management. It enables researchers to easily and securely move big data and share it with collaborators around the world. As a cloud-hosted service, Globus Online makes it easy for resource owners and system administrators to deliver advanced data management services to their users.

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The Globus Toolkit is open-source software for building grids. Its core services, interfaces, and protocols enable federation of distributed computing and storage resources spanning multiple security and administrative domains. With a Globus grid, users can access remote resources seamlessly and securely, while preserving local control.

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