In the News
November 7, 2013
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
"Code for largest cosmological simulations ever on GPUs is Gordon Bell finalist"
An Argonne research team and collaborators have developed a modular, high-performance computing code called HACC (for Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code) designed for diverse HPC architectures. HACC is the first large-scale cosmology code that can run on a hybrid CPU/GPU supercomputer, as well as on multicore or many-core architectures. | read more>
November 5, 2013
Argonne National Laboratory
"Clearing up concerns about cloud computing and genomics research"
Genomics researchers, who produce enormous amounts of data thanks to new DNA sequencing technology, have begun to recognize the potential benefits of moving to the cloud. The benefits and the concerns are discussed in a recent article “Genomics in the clouds,” published in Nature Methods. | read more>
November 1, 2013
Here & Now
"Microbiologist Says To Avoid The Flu, Go Outside"
Argonne microbiologist Jack Gilbert says we’ve created an urban world that is leading to an environment of homogeneous microbes. | read more>
November 1, 2013
University of Colorado, Boulder
"Life beneath the tall grasses: A look at the microbes in rare prairie soils"
Argonne scientists Sarah Owens and Jack Gilbert are co-authors on a recent paper based on a University of Colorado Boulder research team's study of the diverse assortment of microbes that thrived in the dark, rich soils beneath prairie grass. | read more>
October 28, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor
"How global warming could boost green energy in an unexpected way"
By 2050, wind and solar energy are likely to play greater roles in generating electricity in the US than might otherwise be the case, if water scarcity joins curbs on carbon-dioxide emissions as a factor in selecting technologies to feed the grid, according to a new study conducted by Argonne's Environmental Science Division | read more>
October 19, 2013
The Naked Scientists (podcast)
This podcast addresses the rise of antimicrobial resistance and asks what scientists, including Argonne’s Jack Gilbert, are doing to combat the problem. | read more>
October 8, 2013
"Nobel-winning Higgs discovery has ties to scientists from UChicago, Fermilab and Argonne"
One computational key to the Higgs discovery was developed by Ian Foster, director of the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between UChicago and Argonne. Foster helped invent grid computing, which allows people to share computer power, databases, and other online tools autonomously and securely across organizational and geographic boundaries. | read more>
October 3, 2013
"Big Data Is Too Big for Scientists to Handle Alone"
Argonne environmental microbiologist Jack Gilbert has helped NEON develop standards for analyzing soil samples and plans to utilize its data when it comes online. “We need to work together. It’s too big a problem.” | read more>
October 1, 2013
"Second place on supercomputers not good enough "
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a lead sponsor of the ExaSCALE Computing Leadership Act of 2013, and Dr. Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, pen an op-ed for continued investment in high performance computing. | read more>
September 16, 2013
"How Scott Collis Is Harnessing New Data to Improve Climate Models"
Clouds are one of the great challenges for climate scientists. They play a complex role in the atmosphere and in any potential climate-change scenario. But rudimentary data has simplified their role in simulations, leading to variability among climate models. Scott Collis discovered a way to add accuracy to forecasts of future climate—by tapping new sources of cloud data. | read more>