In the News
July 2, 2013
Scientific Computing World
"Mira supercomputer dedicated at Argonne National Laboratory"
The dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory was led by US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who emphasised the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, industrial innovation and the US’ economic future. | read more>
July 1, 2013
"Supercomputing needs to deliver 'real-life value,' senator says"
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill), who attended Mira's dedication ceremony, is co-sponsoring legislation in the U.S Senate to spend $580 million on exascale development over the next three years. | read more>
June 27, 2013
The Big Picture
"Super Smart and Stunning"
A Plainfield, Illinois company called Signs By Tomorrow produced the full-color graphics wrap to fit the ALCF's new IBM Blue Gene supercomputer. | read more>
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>