DOESciDAC ReviewOffice of Science

ISSN: 1935-0570
Cover image: Biopilot
A space filling model of the outer membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa showing the location of the hydrophobic lipid layer and the location of the divalent counter-ions that provide the integrity of the membrane
CONTENTS
ISSUE 5 FALL 2007
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INTERVIEW: DR. MICHAEL TURNER COVER STORY
National Labs: When Science Takes a Village
Dr. Michael Turner, Chief Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, answers questions about the role of national laboratories, large-scale computing, and other aspects of the SciDAC program.
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PROJECT FOCUS: BIOPILOT
Data-Driven Computing for Biological Systems
Bioenergy production, carbon sequestration, and bioremediation of contaminated sites are the urgent issues in today's society. The BioPilot project strives to provide the computational tools necessary for large-scale predictive modeling and simulation of complex biological systems.
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INSTITUTE: COMBINATORIAL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
Combinatorial Algorithms for Petascale Science
Combinatorial Scientific Computing and Petascale Simulations (CSCAPES) is a SciDAC Institute established to harness terascale and petascale performance for scientific simulations critical to DOE's mission.
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CENTER: SCALABLE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE
Software for Leadership-Class Computing
A grand challenge for computer science is to develop software technology that makes it possible to harness the power of leadership-class systems and to apply it productively to aid scientific discovery. The Center for Scalable Application Development Software (CScADS) is prepared to address that challenge.
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HARDWARE
Unconventional Architectures for High-Throughput Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) research goes beyond "traditional supercomputing" applications to address emerging problems that need scalable, real-time solutions. The results are new, unconventional architectures for data-intensive applications specifically designed to process the deluge of scientific data.
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KEN KENNEDY
Remembering Ken Kennedy
With Ken Kennedy's passing in February 2007 the world lost a great intellectual pillar and a truly wonderful human being. His many friends, colleagues, and collaborators share with SciDAC Review their remebrances of Ken's life and style.
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CLOSING NOTES: DR. MICHAEL STRAYER
The Next Generation of Computing
During the first session fo the SciDAC 2007 conference in Boston, SciDAC Program Director Dr. Michael Strayer spoke about the future of scientific supercomputing and the SciDAC program.