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Apr 18, 2014

5 Billion Core-Hours Up for Grabs: INCITE’s Call for Proposals


The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. As part of its mission, INCITE’s open call provides an...

Apr 16, 2014

Argonne helps private industry develop engines faster and cheaper

SAE International

In a bid to expand use of its expertise to a wider audience, Argonne National Laboratory developed the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative. This VERIFI service compliments Argonne's 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q computer (called Mira), unique experimental facilities, and...

Apr 16, 2014

Researchers use complex computational models to assess engine qualities

Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at Argonne, as part of the new Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI), are looking at a number of parameters in the internal combustion process. These include the relationships between the diameter of the nozzle in the fuel injector, the dynamics of the fuel...

Apr 10, 2014

Turbulence simulations reveal promising insight for fusion

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With the potential to provide clean, safe, and abundant energy, nuclear fusion has been called the "holy grail" of energy production. But harnessing energy from fusion, the process that powers the sun, has proven to be an extremely difficult challenge.

Scientists have been...
Apr 4, 2014

New Perspective on a Corrosive Problem


A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded 40 million processor-hours on Mira, the ALCF's Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, to study a variety of corrosion scenarios, and hopefully find ways to improve the durability of materials.

Apr 1, 2014

Mira Supercomputer Powers Plasma Turbulence Simulations for Fusion Energy


Researchers from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are using supercomputing power from Argonne to tackle the daunting challenge of fusion energy. Their most recent simulations on Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, revealed that turbulent losses in the plasma are not as...

Mar 19, 2014

World's Most Advanced Computers Unravel the Universe's Most Primitive Processes

Live Science

Thanks to decades of observation and extremely sophisticated applications running across many thousands of processors, a team of researchers led by Salman Habib is using Argonne National Laboratory's Mira and Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan supercomputers to see how tiny variations in the...

Mar 18, 2014

SPEC/HPG Benchmark Suite Measures Performance of Computing Systems With Hardware Acceleration

Digital Journal

SPEC's High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG) has released SPEC ACCEL V1.0, a new benchmark suite that measures the performance of systems using hardware accelerator devices and supporting software.

Mar 18, 2014

SPEC/HPG Releases New HPC Benchmark Suite


SPEC’s High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG) has released SPEC ACCEL V1.0, a new benchmark suite that measures the performance of systems using hardware accelerator devices and supporting software. Kalyan Kumaran, ALCF performance engineering manager and chair of SPEC/HPG, believes this tool will be...

Mar 7, 2014

Podcast: The “Battery” of Materials Modeling Efforts at Argonne


Larry Curtiss, a materials scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, discusses how his team is modeling materials and processes to create more efficient batteries—and what it means for the future. Curtiss is using Mira, the ALCF's IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, to study lithium-air battery...