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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

Supercomputing Quantum Mechanics


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. ...

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...

Apr 30, 2015

Modeling self-healing materials to repair fissures in turbines

ASCR Discovery
Apr 29, 2015

Supercomputing New Materials for Improved Fuel Production


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

Apr 28, 2015

ALCF Supercomputer Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel Production


With access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help...

Apr 28, 2015

Argonne lab demos predicative modeling to boost materials discovery for fuels


In Illinois, with access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy...

Apr 21, 2015

Filling in the Standard Model with a Boost from Computing

ASCR Discovery

For decades, giant accelerators have used radio frequency (RF) waves to push elementary particles to near light speeds. The particles’ collisions, at increasingly stupendous energy levels, have created enough suspected but previously unidentified kinds of matter to fill all major blanks in the...