In the News
February 24, 2014
"Podcast: Adapting Supercomputers for Whole Genome Analysis"
Elizabeth McNally and her team have adapted a Cray XE6 supercomputer at the Computation Institute to achieve the parallelization required for concurrent multiple genome analysis. | read more>
February 4, 2014
"Chicago River Bacteria"
Chicago Tonight (WTTW Chicago) aired a segment on how Argonne researchers are conducting a seven-year study aimed at cleaning up the bacteria in the Chicago River. | read more>
January 17, 2014
"Ten Year US Exascale Roadmap Crystalizes"
In November 2013, DOE officials laid out a detailed 10-year roadmap for exascale computing as part of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee meting in Denver. In addition to weapons research and simulation, exascale computing is considered critical for the processing of increasingly-large big data sets, including genomics, climate modeling and high-energy physics. | read more>
January 14, 2014
"Welcome to the era of radical innovation"
The end of Moore's Law was a topic of discussion at the recent SC13 supercomputing conference. Experts see instability and much uncertainty ahead because of its demise. MCS Division Director Marc Snir told attendees alternate technologies are not yet ready. | read more>
January 14, 2014
"The Most Exciting Physics (and more!) to Happen at National Laboratories in 2014"
Argonne is in the midst of a multi-year project focusing on theoretical studies of quarks and gluons, some of the first matter to exist in the universe. Led by a theoretical physicist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the project is taking advantage of Argonne’s Leadership Computing Facility to study quark and gluon behavior in certain situations that scientists cannot observe experimentally. | read more>
November 15, 2013
The Chicago Maroon
"Tiny microbes, giant impact"
UChicago graduate student Sean Gibbons is studying under Argonne's Jack Gilbert and UChicago's Maureen Coleman to develop a computational model to study the complex interactions within different microbial populations. | read more>
November 7, 2013
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
"Code for largest cosmological simulations ever on GPUs is Gordon Bell finalist"
An Argonne research team and collaborators have developed a modular, high-performance computing code called HACC (for Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code) designed for diverse HPC architectures. HACC is the first large-scale cosmology code that can run on a hybrid CPU/GPU supercomputer, as well as on multicore or many-core architectures. | read more>
November 5, 2013
Argonne National Laboratory
"Clearing up concerns about cloud computing and genomics research"
Genomics researchers, who produce enormous amounts of data thanks to new DNA sequencing technology, have begun to recognize the potential benefits of moving to the cloud. The benefits and the concerns are discussed in a recent article “Genomics in the clouds,” published in Nature Methods. | read more>
November 1, 2013
Here & Now
"Microbiologist Says To Avoid The Flu, Go Outside"
Argonne microbiologist Jack Gilbert says we’ve created an urban world that is leading to an environment of homogeneous microbes. | read more>
November 1, 2013
University of Colorado, Boulder
"Life beneath the tall grasses: A look at the microbes in rare prairie soils"
Argonne scientists Sarah Owens and Jack Gilbert are co-authors on a recent paper based on a University of Colorado Boulder research team's study of the diverse assortment of microbes that thrived in the dark, rich soils beneath prairie grass. | read more>