The Computation Institute is a joint unit of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. The University of Chicago is one of the world's great universities, counting 85 Nobel Prize winners among its past and present students and faculty. Argonne National Laboratory, operated by the University of Chicago for the Department of Energy (DOE), is international recognized for its expertise in scientific computing. The Computation Institute's fellows and staff conduct research concerning the development and application of advanced computing methods to the most challenging problems in the sciences, medicine, and humanities.
The Computation Institute brings to this project 20 years experience in not only Grid software and applications, but also the formation and execution of large-scale collaborative projects, including many joint efforts with European partners. UC is also the cradle and one of the chief maintainers of the Globus Toolkit and will bring its influential position and extensive experience regarding Globus into the project.