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  • Instruments deployed in the Columbia River Gorge region

Supercomputer simulations helping to improve wind predictions

A research team led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is performing simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, to develop numerical weather prediction models that can provide more accurate wind forecasts in regions with complex terrain. The team, funded by DOE in support of its Wind Forecast Improvement Project II (WFIP 2), is testing and validating the computational models with data being collected from a network of environmental sensors in the Columbia River Gorge region.

January 03, 2017
  • IXPUG conference

Programmers trade knowledge on Xeon Phi processor at IXPUG conference

In September, the ALCF hosted over 130 IXPUG participants from around the world for four days of tutorials, workshops and talks aimed at illuminating the still relatively unplumbed world of the Xeon Phi processor. The Intel Xeon Phi User's Group (IXPUG) is the user group for the new Intel Xeon Phi "manycore" processor that is the heart of the new Theta machine recently installed at Argonne National Laboratory as a stepping-stone to its next-generation supercomputer, Aurora.

December 21, 2016
  • Volume rendering from a 3D core-collapse supernova simulation

Supercomputing Award of 5.78 Billion Hours to 55 Computational Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. These awards allocate the multi-petascale computing resources at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, two of America’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science.

November 14, 2016
  • Electronic Response to Particle Radiation in Condensed Matter

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish four exascale co-design centers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced that it has selected four co-design centers as part of a 4-year $48 million funding award. The first year is funded at $12 million, and is to be allocated evenly among the four award recipients.

November 11, 2016
  • Diffusion Monte Carlo spin densities for Ti4O7

QMC simulations reveal magnetic properties of titanium oxide material

By running computationally intensive quantum Monte Carlo simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers have demonstrated the ability to accurately calculate the magnetic properties of a titanium oxide material that exhibits useful properties for renewable energy and computing technologies.

November 10, 2016

ALCF contributes papers, tutorials, and more to SC16

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, will be well represented at SC16 with several staff members contributing to the HPC community’s premier annual conference. This year's event will take place Nov. 13-18 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

November 02, 2016
  • An Illustration of Moonshot project

Cancer’s big data problem

With the CANDLE platform, researchers at the ALCF will develop predictive models that guide drug treatment choices for tumors based on a much wider assortment of data than currently used.

October 19, 2016

ALCF selects projects for new data science program

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, has selected four projects to kick off the ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). The new initiative, targeted at big data problems that require the scale and performance of leadership-class supercomputers, will enable new science and novel usage modalities on these systems.

October 05, 2016
  • ATPESC 2016

Argonne’s HPC training program wraps up fourth year; lecture videos now available online

With its fourth year now in the books, the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) brought 65 graduates, postdocs, and researchers together at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois in August for two weeks of instruction on HPC codes, software, and architecture.

October 04, 2016
  • Dominique Hoskin

ALCF summer student projects tackle real-world problems

Twenty-two students from universities around the country spent their summer at the ALCF, tackling a wide variety of projects that covered everything from HPC system administration and data analytics to computational science and performance engineering. Every summer, the facility solicits student project proposals from staff members who are interested in mentoring. The program culminates with a special symposium in which the students present their project results.

October 04, 2016