In the News
January 30, 2013
"eScience and a Tale of Two Cities"
Charlie Catlett and UrbanCCD are featured in this discussion of data-driven urban planning and management in Chicago and Melbourne. | read more>
January 24, 2013
"Academic Minute: Ecological Stability"
In an audio segment called "Academic Minute," Stefano Allesina discusses his reexamination of a 40-year-old model on diversity and stability in ecosystems. | read more>
January 21, 2013
"Citizen-science project wants to know what’s in your gut"
The American Gut Project, aims to find out just what's living in the human intestines of volunteers who provide a stool sample to take part in one of the hottest new fields in science. | read more>
January 16, 2013
"DOE to Field Pre-Exascale Supercomputers Within Four Years"
The national labs at Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore are banding together for their next refresh of supercomputers. In late 2016 or early 2017, all three DOE centers are looking to deploy their first 100-plus petaflop systems, which will serve as precursors to their exascale machine further down the line. The labs will issue a request for proposal (RFP) later this year with the goal of awarding the work to two prime subcontractors. | read more>
January 15, 2013
"Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria"
Jack Gilbert is an environmental microbiologist at Argonne and a co-founder of the American Gut Project: a massive research undertaking that aims to collect thousands of stool samples that will then be sequenced and analyzed by the supercomputers at Argonne. | read more>
January 8, 2013
"Earth Microbiome Project: Rick Stevens at TEDxNaperville"
CELS director Rick Stevens presents the Earth Microbiome Project at TEDxNaperville (VIDEO). | read more>
January 4, 2013
Scientific Computing World
"Computer modelling for town planning"
The Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD), a new joint initiative between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, will apply the most advanced computational and data-driven techniques to the challenge of intelligent urban planning. | read more>
December 5, 2012
"Two Argonne scientists named 2012 AAAS fellows"
Computational scientist Paul Fischer and chemist Lin Chen of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. | read more>
December 4, 2012
The Washington Post
"Stool samples for science? Tapping citizen-scientists to check diet and gut germs"
the American Gut Project, aims to enroll 10,000 people — and a bunch of their dogs and cats too — from around the country, and find out what's living in their intestines. | read more>
November 29, 2012
Scientific Computing World
"Towering performance by Sequoia"
A team led by Argonne National Laboratory used the recently developed Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Codes (HACC) framework to achieve nearly 14 petaflops on the 20-petaflop Sequoia, an IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer, in a record-setting benchmark run with 3.6 trillion simulation particles. HACC provides cosmologists the ability to simulate entire survey-sized volumes of the universe at a high resolution, with the ability to track billions of individual galaxies. | read more>