Media advisory: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to speak at dedication of Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

June 26, 2013

Argonne, Ill. – On Monday, July 1, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will speak at the dedication of the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, talking about the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, to industrial innovation, and to our nation’s economic future.

Mira, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, will enable researchers to tackle a wide range of extremely complex challenges – from improving combustion efficiency in jet engines to modeling the progression of deadly diseases in the human body.

After the dedication, Senator Durbin will be available to talk with reporters about the vital role science plays in driving American global competitiveness.

Argonne Laboratory Director Eric Isaacs and Associate Laboratory Director Rick Stevens also will speak at the dedication ceremony.

The event is open to pre-credentialed media only.

TIME: Dedication program begins at noon, Monday, July 1

LOCATION:

Theory and Computing Sciences (TCS) Building
Building 240
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL

PARKING: Media parking will be available at the TCS building parking lot, directly west of Argonne’s Visitor’s Information Center.

CREDENTIALS: Media credentials are available by pre-registration only (register now). Credentials will be available for pick-up at TCS, Building 240, on the day of the event. Please allow extra time for credentialing.

Driving directions to Argonne can be found on our Visiting Argonne page.

Power connections, an audio feed and camera positions will be available.

For additional information, please contact Argonne’s Brian Grabowski at 630-252-1232 or bgrabowski@anl.gov.