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  • 2016 INCITE

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America’s two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse projects will advance knowledge in critical areas ranging from sustainable energy technologies to next-generation materials.

November 13, 2015
  • Simulated LHC collision event

ALCF helps tackle the Large Hadron Collider’s big data challenge

Argonne physicists are using Mira to perform simulations of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments with a leadership-class supercomputer for the first time, shedding light on a path forward for interpreting future LHC data. Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) helped the team optimize their code for the supercomputer, which has enabled them to simulate billions of particle collisions faster than ever before.

November 03, 2015
  • SC15 logo

ALCF contributes papers, posters, and more to SC15

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, will be well represented at SC15 with several researchers contributing to the HPC community’s premier annual conference. This year's event will take place Nov. 15-20 in Austin, Texas.

October 28, 2015
  • INCREASE members visited Argonne to network and learn how to submit competitive proposals for their research.

Keys to Access: Argonne-INCREASE partnership opens doors to collaboration

Scientific solutions to global issues increasingly rely on the powerful facilities, tools and expertise located on national laboratory campuses.

Researchers at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs) may not have the same networks and access as others. Tucked away in academic silos, many lack direct connections to use these vital resources.

To address this gap in access to resources, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory partnered with the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Education and Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE) organization this fall for a two-day workshop.

October 27, 2015
  • Vertical ionization potential (VIP) vs. vertical electron affinity (VEA)

Organics Energize Solar Cell Research

Scientists from Tulane University are using Mira to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar cells. ALCF staff helped accelerate their research by enhancing the team’s code so simulations run up to 30 percent faster on the supercomputer.

September 24, 2015
  • Amina Hussein and Vitali Morozov

ALCF summer students gain experience with high-performance computing

In 2015, the ALCF welcomed its largest group of summer students to date with 25 students who ranged from college freshmen to PhD candidates.

September 01, 2015
  • ATPESC 2015

ATPESC gives participants a crash course in supercomputing

For two weeks this summer, a group of 65 students and early career researchers took up residence at Pheasant Run Resort’s Gallery Hall in St. Charles, IL for an arduous training program designed to teach them the key skills and tools needed to efficiently use leading-edge supercomputers.

September 01, 2015
  • Khokhlov INCITE

ALCF selects projects for Theta Early Science Program

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has selected six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer.

August 06, 2015
  • ATPESC participants collaborate

ATPESC 2015 set to groom new generation of supercomputer users

With the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) kicking off on Sunday, August 2, a group of 65 researchers will begin a crash course on how to effectively use the world’s most powerful supercomputers.The intensive two-week training program, now in its third year, introduces participants to the key skills and tools needed to carry out computational science and engineering research on leading-edge supercomputers

July 31, 2015
  • Superlubricity

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. ALCF researchers helped enable the groundbreaking simulations by overcoming a performance bottleneck that doubled the speed of the team’s code.

July 21, 2015