This week Senator Dick Durbin presided over the dedication of the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory.
Argonne National Laboratory is one of Illinois’ and the country’s great assets,” Durbin said. “Mira ensures the lab remains a linchpin of scientific research, enabling researchers to tackle extremely complex challenges ranging from improving combustion efficiency in car engines to modeling the progression of deadly diseases in the human body. High-performance computing is crucial to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness, saving time, money and energy, boosting our national security and strengthening our economy. If the United States is to remain a leader in the 21st century, we need to continue investing in the science and innovation that will address our growing energy and environmental demands while building the industries of the future.”
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