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July 9, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
"Former Obama techie wants to solve big problems with big data"
Rayid Ghani's Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is mentioned in this article on what former Obama campaign data team members are doing in Chicago. | read more>

July 8, 2013
Scientific Computing World
"How much faster can China go?"
Last month, China doubled the speed of the world’s fastest computer. Within three years, it may double the speed again. According to Peter Beckman of the Argonne National Laboratory, China had a rational strategy for achieving leadership in supercomputing. | read more>

July 3, 2013
Scientific Computing World
"Software speeds supercomputers?"
The DoE is funding a project led by Peter Beckman to spend the next three years designing an operating system for an exascale machine. The project, called Argo, is expected to start on 1 August and will involve Argonne, Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest national Laboratories as well as academic partners such as the University of Illinois. | read more>

July 3, 2013
"Mira’s Débutante Ball"
The dedication ceremony for Mira, Argonne's new petascale computer, took place on July 1 and was attended by Sen. Dick Durbin. | read more>

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
Science Friday
"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
Ars Technica
"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>

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