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Argonne-Sponsored Meeting Showcases Scientific Advances in Soil Metagenomics

More than 140 researchers from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Asia (Taiwan), and Europe (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain) gathered at the Indian Lakes Resort near Chicago to participate in the 4th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics meeting October 3–5, 2012.

October 10, 2012
Electron microscopes capture Bacillus subtilis bacteria. Image courtesy Kumaran Ramamurthi, National Cancer Institute.
The minimal microbe

Microbes are not only numerous but also incredibly diverse, occupying extreme habitats where little else can survive. Argonne and three other national laboratories are collaborating to build a research tool called the Systems Biology Knowledgebase.

October 19, 2012
Marc Snir delivers opening keynote address at SBAC-PAD'2012

Marc Snir, director of Argonne’s MCS Division and an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, presented a keynote address at the 24th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD’2012). Snir opened the symposium Oct. 24 with a talk on “Exascale Computing: Opportunities and Challenges.”

November 16, 2012
Argonne scientist Paul Fischer named AAAS fellow for contributions to computational fluid dynamics

Argonne senior computational scientist Paul Fischer has been named a 2012 fellow the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellows are elected for this honor by AAAS in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

November 29, 2012
Gregory Voth receives theoretical chemistry award

CI faculty and senior fellow Gregory Voth received the 2013 Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society.

January 14, 2013
Marc Snir
Marc Snir wins IEEE Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing

The award is presented for significant and sustained contributions to the scalable computing community through the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC).

February 27, 2013
Franck Cappello
Franck Cappello joins Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne

Franck Cappello, an internationally renowned researcher and leader in high-performance computing, has joined Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division as senior computer scientist.

March 26, 2013
Margaret Butler helps assemble the ORACLE computer with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Engineer Rudolph Klein. In 1953, ORACLE was the world’s fastest computer, multiplying 12-digit numbers in .0005 seconds. Designed at Argonne, it was constructed at Oak Ridge. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
In memoriam: The remarkable career of Margaret Butler

Margaret Butler was a pioneering scientist who spent her career at the forefront of the development of computer science and nuclear energy.

March 27, 2013
CI Announces Globus Genomics

The Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute has announced a new sequencing analysis service called Globus Genomics.

April 9, 2013
A visualization by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility utilizing real patient MRI data displays blood flow of a brain aneurysm.
How Argonne is using supercomputer Mira to crunch mega-sized data to create visualizations from the formation of galaxies to aneurysms

Joseph Insley, principal software development specialist at Argonne National Laboratory, gave a presentation about how the lab is using its supercomputer Mira to create visualizations that crunch large datasets.

April 24, 2013