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  • ATPESC 2015

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Scheduled for August 2-14, 2015

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), to take place from August 2-14, 2015. The program provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current supercomputers and the HPC systems of the future.

January 29, 2015
  • DDT in explosive cylinders

Simulations aimed at safer transport of explosives

In 2005, a semi-truck hauling 35,000 pounds of explosives through the Spanish Fork Canyon in Utah crashed and caught fire, causing a dramatic explosion that left a 30-foot-by-70-foot crater in the highway. The cause of the massive blast, brought on by a process called deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT), posed something of a mystery .

Researchers from the University of Utah are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to recreate the 2005 explosion virtually. Led by Professor Martin Berzins, the research team is performing large-scale 3D simulations on Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q system, to study the physical mechanisms that led to DDT.

January 07, 2015
  • New frontiers in leadership computing

New Frontiers in Leadership Computing

New Frontiers in Leadership Computing, the second of a two-part Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) Special Issue on Leadership Computing, is now available online. In two consecutive publications, this special issue will explore nine projects that are using leadership systems to expand the frontiers of their fields.

The November/December issue features four articles on topics that include realistic airplane wing simulations, understanding processes associated with carbon sequestration, advancing accelerator science for high-energy physics, and simulating laser-plasma interactions in the National Ignition Facility Experiments.

Full articles are available with a CiSE magazine subscription.

January 05, 2015
  • breakthroughs in computational methods

Boosting Beamline Performance

Recent work by a collaboration of Advanced Photon Source (APS) beamline scientists and computer scientists at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division has produced breakthroughs in computational methods and infrastructure that boost beamline performance significantly.

December 03, 2014
  • INCITE

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating scientific discovery and innovation that will share 5.8 billion core-hours on America’s two fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse set of projects will advance knowledge in critical areas from sustainable energy technologies to climate modeling.

November 16, 2014
  • SC14 logo

ALCF contributes papers, posters, and more to SC14

With several Argonne authors, speakers, and panelists lined up to participate in SC14, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, will have a strong presence at the high-performance computing community’s premier annual event, Nov. 16-21 in New Orleans.

SC is the leading venue for spotlighting original and innovative scientific and technical applications in high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis.

November 04, 2014
  • CiSE issue on Leadership Computing

CiSE publishes first issue dedicated to Leadership Computing

Advances in Leadership Computing, the first of a two-part CiSE Special Issue on Leadership Computing, is now available online. In two consecutive publications, this special issue will explore nine projects that are using leadership systems to expand the frontiers of their fields.

October 24, 2014
  • Stress-corrosion cracking in silicates

Coding the cracks

According to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, some five percent of total human energy consumption is currently spent breaking quartz and other silicates to retrieve much-needed metal ores. Silicates also are used widely in the manufacture of products as diverse as biomedical implants and semiconductors. But because these are brittle materials, they are prone to stress-corrosion cracking which can lead to costly damage and, eventually, product failure.

At the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, a research team from King’s College London, led by British physicist James Kermode, has been working with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) on a hybrid multiscale simulation program to virtually get inside this fracturing process.

October 03, 2014
  • Paul Messina

Paul Messina Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

High-performance computing pioneer Paul Messina has been named an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, the laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank. Comparable in stature to an endowed chair at a top-ranked university, the Argonne Distinguished Fellow title rank recognizes sustained outstanding scientific and engineering research and can also be associated with outstanding technical leadership of major, complex, high-priority projects.

September 09, 2014
  • 2014 group photo

ATPESC helps groom a new generation of supercomputer users

The 2014 Argonne Training Program for Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) hosted 62 participants for an intensive two-week workshop aimed at future users of leadership-class machines.

September 02, 2014

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