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Mar 30, 2015

Researchers use Mira to peer inside high-temperature superconductors


Phys.org

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors.

As part of the project...

Mar 16, 2015

Shape-shifting nanorods transfer heat differently


Controlled Environments

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale cause nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles. For part of the work, they turned to the field of molecular...

Mar 12, 2015

Argonne’s Paul Messina on Training for Extreme-Scale


HPCwire

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), discusses the primary objectives, curriculum and importance of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), now in its third year.

HPCwire: Can you give us an overview of...

Mar 6, 2015

Mira Supercomputer Propels High-Intensity Beam Science


HPCwire

As CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prepares to restart this March, a team of Fermilab physicists are using powerful Department of Energy supercomputing resources to reduce the risks and costs associated with producing these high intensity particle beams.

Led by Fermilab physicist James...

Feb 26, 2015

Code library gains renown for simulation-tackling tools


ASCR DISCOVERY - Genealogy

On September 4, 2010, enormous slabs of rock under New Zealand grated against each other, releasing pressures built up by one tectonic plate plowing into another. The resulting earthquake sent tremors throughout the nation’s South Island and the southern part of the North Island. Forty...

Feb 18, 2015

Shape-shifting groups of nanorods release heat differently


Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale cause nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles. For part of the work, they turned to the field of molecular...

Jan 30, 2015

ATPESC Set for August 2015


insideHPC

The 2015 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) will take place August 2-14 in Chicago. The two-week program provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on...

Jan 28, 2015

Greening the World’s Most Ubiquitous Building Material


HPCwire

As part of a recent study, scientists from the the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the University of Strasbourg and Sika Corporation ran advanced simulations on Argonne Leadership Computing Facility supercomputers to explore methods for achieving less energy-intensive concrete...

Jan 26, 2015

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing


Discover - University of Minnesota

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost savings in these...

Jan 23, 2015

Predicting Concrete Flow Properties from Simple Measurements


Scientific Computing

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study using Argonne Leadership Computing Facility supercomputers has led to a new way to predict concrete’s flow properties from simple measurements.

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