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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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March 26, 2013

Franck Cappello joins Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne
Franck Cappello, an internationally renowned researcher and leader in high-performance computing, has joined Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division as senior computer scientist and project manager of research on resilience at the extreme scale...
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March 26, 2013

High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira
Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are simulating the high-speed combustion and detonation of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures to enable safer and more widespread use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel.
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