In the News
June 21, 2013
"A Calculating Win for China's New Supercomputer"
CI Senior Fellow Rick Stevens was a guest on a Science Friday segment about the US-China race to build the fastest supercomputer and why it matters for science and industry. | read more>
June 18, 2013
A Smarter Planet
"Cognitive Computing: A New Imperative for National Competitiveness"
As part of Argonne's continued focus on high-performance, advanced computing and its vital importance for the nation, Laboratory Director Eric D. Isaacs and Associate Laboratory Director Rick Stevens participated in an event with the House Science and Laboratory Caucus: "Cognitive Computing: A New Way of Thinking." | read more>
June 17, 2013
"The ten fastest supercomputers on the planet, in pictures"
A Chinese supercomputer known as Tianhe-2 was today named the world's fastest machine, nearly doubling the previous speed record with its performance of 33.86 petaflops. Tianhe-2's ascendance was revealed in advance and was made official today with the release of the new Top 500 supercomputer list. | read more>
June 13, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor
"Study raises hope of combating global warming by reducing soot"
Black-carbon soot is the No. 2 global warming agent released into the atmosphere by human activities. A landmark study in California shows some success in controlling it. Argonne researcher Yan Feng helped craft the proposal for the study three years ago. | read more>
June 12, 2013
"Biology: The big challenges of big data"
Globus Online, a free web-based file-transfer service from the UChicago/Argonne Computation Institute is one approach for data-sharing among many collaborators in the biology domain. | read more>
May 29, 2013
"Data Won the U.S. Election. Now Can It Save the World?"
Data scientist Rayid Ghani helped persuade voters to re-elect President Obama. Now he’s using big data to create a groundswell of social good. | read more>
May 27, 2013
Mapping the Great Indoors
"Peter Andrey Smith, The New York Times"
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is funding several projects to explore microbial ecology, including the Hospital Microbiome Project led by Argonne's Jack Gilbert. | read more>
May 22, 2013
"Science is a voyage -- but we need to travel faster, says Ian Foster"
Ian Foster speaks at CERN about his vision for The Discovery Cloud. | read more>
May 22, 2013
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
"Subcommittee Discusses High Performance Computing Priorities"
On May 22, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to examine high performance computing research and development challenges and opportunities, specifically as they relate to exascale computing. Testifying before the Subcommittee were Dr. Roscoe Giles, Chairman of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee; Dr. Rick Stevens, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory; Ms. Dona Crawford, Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Dr. Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa. | read more>
May 20, 2013
"The Obama Campaign's Chief Data Scientist on the Future of Civic Data"
The CI's Rayid Ghani talks about the future of civic data and the open government movement, the use of machine learning and public data to improve civic services, and the Obama campaign's use of data. | read more>