In the News
September 16, 2013
"How Scott Collis Is Harnessing New Data to Improve Climate Models"
Clouds are one of the great challenges for climate scientists. They play a complex role in the atmosphere and in any potential climate-change scenario. But rudimentary data has simplified their role in simulations, leading to variability among climate models. Scott Collis discovered a way to add accuracy to forecasts of future climate—by tapping new sources of cloud data. | read more>
September 13, 2013
"The grid of the future"
t seems only fitting that some of the best work on the fledgling smart grid is being done by one of the Department of Energy’s brightest young stars. Victor Zavala started his career as a chemical engineer, but has emerged as one of the United States’ top computational mathematicians in the power grid domain. Last year, Zavala received an Early Career Award for his work at Argonne to improve the efficiency of the power grid and to understand the limits of its flexibility. | read more>
September 10, 2013
"Argonne researchers rethink supercomputer software"
Argonne researchers already are working on the next generation of supercomputers that could be 1,000 times faster that the current generation systems. Argonne scientists will work with counterparts from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the project, called Argo, which is funded by a three-year grant worth $9.8 million from the Department of Energy. | read more>
August 22, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
"U of C computer researchers will have a hand in South Works remake"
Charlie Catlett, a computer researcher at the Computation Institute run by University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, is leading a project called LakeSim that will help planners at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP to remake the old U.S. Steel South Works plant on the Far South Side. | read more>
August 14, 2013
"Aerosols contributing to climate change in India, China"
Researchers from Argonne, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia Earth Institute, and Columbia University have found that small airborne particles called aerosols (for example, black carbon particles in diesel exhaust and sulfate particles produced by coal burning) in India and China may indirectly contribute to climate change. | read more>
August 13, 2013
"ALCF scientist Jeff Hammond awarded Young Achiever in Scalable Computing for 2013"
The IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), an international forum within the IEEE, has named Argonne's Jeff Hammond a Young Achiever in Scalable Computing for 2013. | read more>
August 12, 2013
Data Center Knowledge
"Closer Look: The Argonne MIRA Supercomputer"
Argonne National Laboratory recently held a ceremony to commission Mira, which is currently the world’s fifth-most powerful supercomputer. But as the Voice of America reports, lawmakers are concerned that the U.S. is losing ground in international supercomputing, a field the U.S. has dominated for decades. | read more>
August 12, 2013
Ask Me Anything: Reddit
"ALCF Director Mike Papka hosts an Ask Me Anything"
ALCF Director Mike Papka hosts an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. | read more>
August 9, 2013
"Podcast: Pete Beckman Describes the Argo OS for Exascale"
In this podcast from The Exascale Report, Pete Beckman from Argonne describes the Argo project, a prototype operating system for future Exascale supercomputers. | read more>
August 5, 2013
Blog: Irving Wladawsky-Berger
"Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future"
This past May, Argonne convened a Symposium to mark the 30th anniversary of the ACRF. The Symposium looked both at the progress made in parallel computing over the past 30 years and the major trends for the future. | read more>