In the News
April 30, 2014
"Chicago readies the next-generation big data network"
Chicago is currently working to develop its next generation of big data tools. On the data gathering side, it is partnering with industry and the Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD) to create an embedded sensor network dubbed the “Array of Things.” | read more>
April 16, 2014
"From Sewers to Streetlights, Microbes Are Grabbing Civil Engineers' Attention"
An understanding of how to cultivate a healthy “microbiome” in our living areas is now getting off the ground, boosted by next-generation DNA sequencing technologies. | read more>
March 20, 2014
"Tech Shift: The Climate Data Initiative"
This week the White House introduced a new site that gives us a host of data, all regarding climate. But what does it mean when the White House opens up this data? What will this information mean for you? Rao Kotamarthi, an atmospheric scientist at Argonne, explains on Chicago Public Radio Station WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift program. | read more>
March 1, 2014
Argonne National Laboratory
"Employee Spotlight: Andrew Binkowski (VIDEO)"
Employee Spotlight: Andrew Binkowski (VIDEO) | read more>
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>