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July 18, 2013

Senator Says U.S. Congress Doesn't 'Get' Supercomputers
Supercomputers are clearly important to the ability of the U.S. to compete on the global stage, but some members of Congress don't understand that, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin said at the recent dedication of Mira, the IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer installed last year at Argonne.
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July 16, 2013

US Unveils Green Supercomputer
Argonne is home to one of the newest, fastest, most efficient supercomputers in the country. But lawmakers are concerned that the United States is losing the international supercomputing race, a field it has dominated for decades.
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July 12, 2013

Deep Underground, a Potential Sink for Methane
A recent study by a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the EPA, and Argonne suggests that besides maintaining the high quality of the drinking water, the bacteria and archaea that dwell in the Mahomet Aquifer in downstate Illinois may play an important role in preventing the greenhouse gas methane from reaching our atmosphere.
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July 12, 2013

Employee Spotlight: Roser Matamala, Terrestrial Ecologist


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July 10, 2013

Argonne claims four 2013 R&D 100 Awards
Argonne biologists Philip Laible and Deborah Hanson won a 2013 R&D 100 Award for their Rhodobacter membrane protein expression system.
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July 10, 2013

ALCC Program Awards 809 Million Hours of ALCF Supercomputer Time
The DOE's Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program has awarded 809 million supercomputing core-hours to 13 new projects at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to pursue "high-risk, high-payoff" simulation research in energy-mission areas and national emergency mitigation.
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July 8, 2013

Mira Supercomputer Powers Collaborations in Research
Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer on Earth, can simulate everything from the earliest evolution of the universe to the future effects of climate change.
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July 1, 2013

Senator Durbin Speaks at Mira Dedication
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) led the dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory on Monday, underscoring the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, industrial innovation and our nation’s economic future.
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June 27, 2013

Eric Schmidt & Obama Chief Data Scientist Bring Data Fellowship to Chicago
The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good summer fellowship is a new University of Chicago program where 36 aspiring data scientists will work on machine learning and data science projects with social impact.
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June 25, 2013

Dynamic trees can aid in performance tuning of scientific codes
Researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, together with Stefan Wild, an assistant computational mathematician in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne, have developed a data analysis tool that uses dynamic trees to rapidly determine which software and hardware tuning parameters best explain differences in code performance...
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