In the News
November 20, 2014
"Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world"
China holds the top spot, but the U.S. boasts three in the top six, including Argonne's Mira at No. 5. | read more>
November 18, 2014
"IIT Computer Science Team Wins IEEE Cluster 2014 Best Paper Award"
A team from Illinois Institute of Technology's Department of Computer Science has won the Best Paper Award at IEEE Cluster 2014, a well-known conference in the field of high-performance computing. The team included Zhiling Lan, associate professor of computer science; doctoral students Eduardo Berrocal, Li Yu, and Sean Wallace; and their collaborator, Michael E. Papka at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. | read more>
November 17, 2014
"Next Wave of U.S. Supercomputers Could Break Up Race for Fastest"
National Labs are now collaborating, not competing, to make the fastest supercomputers, which should enable new types of science to model everything from climate change to materials science to nuclear-weapons performance. | read more>
October 20, 2014
Public Radio International
"Our unique 'microbial aura' travels with us wherever we go"
Every individual has a unique “microbial aura” that we spread constantly wherever we go, according to research published recently in the journal Science. | read more>
October 13, 2014
"The Great Climate Model"
Contributor James Conca suggests that we need a more robust climate model that can capture the details we want to predict what will happen to us over the next hundred years. Our present models just aren't up to the task. He cites the ACME Project — in which Argonne is a partner — as just such a model. | read more>
October 10, 2014
Science Friday (Podcast)
"Your Home, Your Bacteria"
Argonne researcher Jack Gilbert is interviewed by Ira Flato on ‘Science Friday’ a public radio program about science and technology heard on about 220 public radio stations around the country. | read more>
October 8, 2014
"Designing future cities"
Researchers at Argonne and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. | read more>
October 7, 2014
"Estimates of methane release from melting Arctic may be too low -- study"
Existing models may be underestimating the amount of methane emissions coming from melting Arctic peatlands and overestimating the amount of released carbon dioxide, according to a new study led by researchers from Argonne, the U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. and Canadian universities. | read more>
October 3, 2014
"From spreadsheets to solutions: New platform enables next generation of open city data"
Plenario, a new platform for accessing, combining, downloading and visualizing datasets released by city, county, state and federal governments, offers a user-friendly and powerful interface to push data-driven urban research beyond spreadsheets and towards deeper insights and solutions. | read more>
September 17, 2014
WBEZ Afternoon Shift
"Humans carry trillions of microbes that make up personal microbiomes"
Argonne scientist, Jack Gilbert, discusses his study on personal microbes and their health benefits. | read more>