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April 24, 2013

Big Data Week Day 2: Joe Insley
As part of Big Data Week in Chicago, Joe Insley, principal software development specialist at Argonne, gave a talk about how the lab is using its supercomputer Mira to create visualizations that crunch data at a galactic size and monstrous computation speeds.
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April 16, 2013

Obama Campaign Chief Data Scientist Joins University of Chicago
Rayid Ghani, chief scientist of the highly regarded Obama for America data analytics team, has joined the University of Chicago to explore using data to solve complex social problems.
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April 13, 2013

Gifts to boost University of Chicago as hub for biomedical 'big data'
Two major gifts will build momentum behind the University of Chicago's leadership in biomedical computation by assembling experts in the field and furnishing them with the tools to use "big data" to understand disease and solve today's health-related challenges.
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April 11, 2013

Study suggests same microbes may be present in oceans worldwide
A new study from Argonne could herald a sea change in how we think about microbes in the ocean. Microbiologist Jack Gilbert and colleagues found that as many as two-thirds of the bacterial species found in the English Channel could also be found in other marine environments around the world.
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April 8, 2013

Globus Online among 2012 R&D 100 Award winners
Globus Online, a collaborative effort by the University of Chicago's Computational Institute and Argonne, won an R&D 100 Award as one of the best high-technology inventions of 2012.
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April 3, 2013

Time-Lapse Video Shrinks Birth of a Supercomputer to 3 Minutes
The time-lapse video below shows technicians at Argonne physically constructing the lab’s Mira supercomputer, which in November 2012 was ranked as the fourth fastest supercomputer on Earth. It can now deliver 10 quadrillion calculations per second, aka 10 petaflops — according to official benchmark data.
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April 1, 2013

Argonne Ranked Fifth-Best Place for Postdocs to Work
Argonne National Laboratory was recently ranked the fifth-best place for postdocs to work by The Scientist, a life sciences magazine.
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March 27, 2013

In memoriam: Margaret Butler (1924-2013)
Margaret Butler, a former senior computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and long-time director of the National Energy Software Center (formerly the Argonne Code Center), passed away March 8, 2013...
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March 27, 2013

Argonne applied mathematicians use INCITE awards to attack energy problems
What is the best possible power grid configuration for our nation? How can we balance the increasing demands for power while minimizing costs and avoiding waste of resources? An Argonne team led by computational mathematician Mihai Anitescu will use its 2013 INCITE award to investigate power dispatch problems with a newly formulated, highly scalable algorithm.
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March 27, 2013

Argonne Researchers Awarded Supercomputing Time on Blue Waters
Four researchers at Argonne have been awarded computing time on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Argonne researchers will use the computer time to develop new tools and technologies in the computing sciences, biosciences, and physical sciences...
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