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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 tra

Cyberinfrastructure is the connective tissue for computational science, tying together the research projects, resources, software, data, networks, and people needed to make important discoveries.

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A new instrument to detect dark matter, one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, goes live 1400 meters underground in Italy. CI scientists will help help build the computing center and analyze the data for this unprecedented, international collaboration.

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As science becomes a more global enterprise, the tethers that connect collaborations grow longer and more complex. At March's Accelerating International Collaboration and Science Through Connective Computation workshop, held at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi, CI scientists met with 20 scientists from across India to discuss computational solutions that could enable and accelerate international research partnerships.

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Ian Foster, Argonne Distinguished Fellow and director of the Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute, has been named this year’s winner of the IEEE Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing. The award is presented for significant and sustained contributions to the scalable computing community through the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC). It acknowledges the recipient’s outstanding record of high-quality and high-impact research.

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In one of the more easily-called Nobel Prize announcements ever, the prize in physics was awarded this morning to Peter Higgs and François Englert for their theoretical work predicting the particle now known as the Higgs boson. Though their theory of the particle's existence was published in 1964, it took thousands of physicists and the $4.75 billion Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland to finally confirm its existence last year. So while Higgs and Englert will get the medal and the free trip to Sweden, today's award can be celebrated by scientists and institutions around the world, including our own. An article at the University of Chicago News site details the role played by UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the Computation Institute in the landmark discovery of the Higgs boson.

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UC3 is an open computing framework for connecting users to shared Distributed High-Throughput Computing (DHTC) resources, both on- and off-campus.

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The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) is an international collaboration with a current focus on serving the World Climate Research Programme's (WCRP) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP)

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The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world.

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The Open Science Grid (OSG) advances science through open distributed computing.