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GlobusWorld 2018 coincided with an important file transfer milestone: 400 petabytes of data moved between Globus endpoints via the service since 2010. But many of the talks, tutorials, and user stories focused instead on what comes after data reaches its destination. Whether it’s enabling the discovery of promising new materials, helping coordinate multi-site research projects in neuroscience and molecular biology, or facilitating campus- and country-wide storage networks, Globus is increasingly a critical behind-the-scenes partner in some of today’s most exciting science.

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The electric cars, manned spacecraft, and must-have devices of tomorrow will all be built with discoveries made today in materials science.

The CI’s 2014-15 Inside the Discovery Cloud speaker series focused on collaboration, presenting pairs of speakers who are working together to unlock new knowledge through computation. Attendees heard about how new computational approaches are changing medicine, biology, social science, public policy, and more, and discover opportunities for new collaborations and student research projects. View the videos of these stimulating talks.

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For December's Inside the Discovery Cloud event, Juan de Pablo, Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering at the IME, discussed how his laboratory uses computational approaches to study DNA mapping and self-assembly. Then, Michael Wilde, CI Senior Fellow, and software architect at Argonne National Laboratory discussed methods developed and applied at UChicago and Argonne that help researchers conquer the complexity of high performance computer modeling and better integrate it into the scientific knowledge discovery process.

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Scientists using Argonne's Advanced Photon Source to study the atomic structure of jet engine materials employed the Computation Institute's Swift parallel programming language and the world-class supercomputer Mira to speed up analysis and make experimental adjustments on the fly.

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After a successful first run last fall, the Computation Institute hosted a second round of lightning talks -- short talks about CI researc