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Jul 29, 2014

Argonne HPC Training for the Next Generation of Scientists


The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) starts next month. Its organizer, Paul Messina, ALCF Director of Science, calls on more institutions to offer such training but also to influence university curricula.

Jul 29, 2014

Communication-optimal algorithms for contracting distributed tensors
Tensor contractions, generalized matrix multiplications that are time-consuming to calculate, make them among the most compute-intensive operations in several ab initio computational quantum chemistry methods. Scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and The Ohio State University...
Jul 16, 2014

New Argonne initiative to examine the details of the combustion process

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne's new Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) is the first and only source in the world for high-fidelity, three-dimensional, end-to-end combustion engine simulation/visualization and simultaneous powertrain and fuel simulation, with uncertainty analysis. In the...

Jul 14, 2014

Finding the next cure? Maybe 1 million hours of supercomputer time will help

WRAL TechWire

Cloud Pharmaceuticals announced Monday the expansion of its drug design and development program, and that the company has been granted supercomputing time at Argonne National Laboratory to design inhibitors of multiple parasitic targets.

Through a discretionary allocation of 1...

Jul 7, 2014

Jet Engine Noise Research Takes Off


For people living near large international airports, loud aircraft noise is a never-ending nuisance. The noise pollution has even been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Some airports are helping pay for the sound-proofing of area homes, but the makers of these engines so...

Jul 1, 2014

Top 500 List Recognizes Fastest Supercomputers

Breaking Energy

At the Energy Department’s National Labs, big science requires big resources, and supercomputers are no exception. Twice a year, scientists issue the list of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. In the most recent ranking, released just last week, the Energy Department’s National...

Jun 27, 2014

IDC Announces Winners of the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Scientific Computing

A collaborative project involving researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, Caterpillar, and Convergent Science was among the new recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award announced at the supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany

Jun 9, 2014

Big Science: Supercomputing at the National Labs

Titan, Mira, Sequoia and Hopper. Superheroes? No, supercomputers.

This month on, we'll be highlighting these supercomputers and the amazing science they make possible.

Supercomputers are used to model and simulate complex, dynamic systems with...

May 21, 2014

INCITE Program Powers Groundbreaking Research


Over at the Cray Blog, NCCS Director of Science Jack Wells writes that the INCITE program is entering it eighth year enabling scientific discoveries and technological innovations by awarding supercomputing time.

Through June 27, INCITE’s...

May 16, 2014

Stress Corrosion Cracking of Silicon

Thomas Young Centre

Cracks in silicon can initiate and propagate even if the energy supplied by the mechanical load is not sufficient to create new fracture surfaces, according to research recently published in Physical Review Letters. The work benefited from the recently awarded INCITE allocation at Argonne...