In the News
April 17, 2013
"A historic drought yields a harvest of data"
How the drought of 2012 made it an ideal year for validating crop yield and climate impact models that simulate the effects of climate on agriculture. | read more>
April 16, 2013
"Obama's Data Scientist Runs Social Good Program"
Political campaigns determine who runs government, but can campaign experience help navigate policy for health care, education and other big issues affecting society? Rayid Ghani, chief scientist for the most sophisticated, data-driven presidential campaign thus far -- President Barack Obama's re-election bid -- hopes so. | read more>
April 14, 2013
"Tom Pritzker woos big names for U. of C.'s big data"
Several CI scientists spoke about the future of biomedical big data at a dinner hosted by the Pritzker family. | read more>
April 11, 2013
"Mira: Next-Generation Supercomputer"
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s new computer, named "Mira," is an IBM Blue Gene/Q, the third generation in a line of supercomputers that has topped the performance charts. | read more>
April 3, 2013
"The hoodies, the suits and others behind Chicago Government 2.0"
The CI and UrbanCCD are mentioned in this feature on Chicago's open data community. | read more>
April 3, 2013
"City tech wonks add toys to Emanuel's utility belt"
The City of Chicago is developing new data analytics tools in partnership with CI scientists and Chicago programmers. | read more>
March 20, 2013
"A Few Early Cloud Computing Mavericks"
Argonne computer scientist Kate Keahey is an early innovator in the cloud space, and one of the people who inspired the first generation of my Enomaly IaaS platform back in 2004. Her research focuses on virtualization, policy-driven resource management, and various aspects of obtaining quality of service in the Grid environment. She leads the Globus Toolkit Virtual Workspace (renamed Nimbus) that develops methods for dynamic deployment of virtual appliances and is arguably the first true IaaS platform. | read more>
March 18, 2013
"Argonne OutLoud: Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer (VIDEO)"
On March 14, Argonne OutLoud, Argonne's new public lecture series, featured Pete Beckman, co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering. (VIDEO)
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March 14, 2013
Argonne National Laboratory
"Argonne OutLoud Community Lecture: Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer"
Pete Beckman, presents "Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer: How Massively Powerful Computers and Big Data are Transforming Science and Our Lives" at the next Argonne OutLoud Lecture Thursday, March 14, 2013. | read more>
March 12, 2013
"Researchers Working to Understand the Science of Science"
A profile of the Metaknowledge Network and their research on how we succeed and fail at the scientific process – and how we can improve it. | read more>