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Jun 16, 2015

3D potential through laser annihilation


Phys.org

Whether in the pages of H.G. Wells, the serial adventures of Flash Gordon, or that epic science fiction saga that is Star Wars, the appearance of laser beams—or rays or phasers or blasters—ultimately meant the imminent disintegration of our hero or perhaps something a little larger, say, an...

Jun 15, 2015

Scientists create friction-free material


Engineering Materials

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of 'superlubricity'.

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Jun 8, 2015

Government Labs Give Enterprises a Supercomputing Boost


EnterpriseTech

International conglomerates, tech startups, and SMBs can tap into the federal government’s investments in supercomputers and expertise through a series of programs operated by several of the nation’s leading NSF funded universities and Department of Energy laboratories.

General Electric,...

May 22, 2015

Slip sliding away


Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of “superlubricity.” The team used large-scale atomistic computations...

May 13, 2015

Utah team turns to computing to design clean oxy-coal boiler


ASCR Discovery

A University of Utah team has used 40 million supercomputing processor hours at two DOE Office of Science leadership computing facilities to simulate the design and operation of a large oxy-coal boiler. The computer time – 10 million processor hours on Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q at Argonne...

May 11, 2015

VERIFI code optimization yields three-fold increase in engine simulation speed


Argonne National Laboratory

For engine designers in the digital age, time is money. And that time is measured in computer cycles. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with Convergent Science, Inc. (CSI), to speed up a key piece of modeling and simulation software to...

May 11, 2015

Supercomputing Quantum Mechanics


insideHPC

Supercomputers in the USA, Europe, and Japan have proved indispensable for research into the effects of quantum mechanics at hugely different length scales. For example, at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in the USA,...

May 11, 2015

Supercomputers a hidden power center of Silicon Valley


San Jose Mercury News

Silicon Valley is famed for spawning the desktop, mobile and cloud computing revolutions. What is less well known is that it's one of the nerve centers for building the world's fastest number-crunchers. ...

Apr 30, 2015

Modeling self-healing materials to repair fissures in turbines


ASCR Discovery
Apr 29, 2015

Supercomputing New Materials for Improved Fuel Production


insideHPC

Researchers are using the Mira supercomputer at Argonne to accelerate the discovery of new materials for improved biofuel and petroleum production.

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