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Apr 1, 2014

Mira Supercomputer Powers Plasma Turbulence Simulations for Fusion Energy


insideHPC

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 26, 2014

A Virtual Locksmith for Proteins


Computation Institute

To discover new drugs that can ward off a bacterial infection or silence a renegade ion channel, scientists have to first determine the protein’s structure (the shape of the “lock”) and then test millions of molecules to find the right “key.” Using Mira at the ALCF, researchers are running a new...

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


HPCwire

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


HPCwire

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...

Mar 4, 2014

Interview: Argonne Announces Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing


Inside HPC

Supercomputers present many challenges in hardware and software environments as the march to exascale gets closer and closer. This will inevitably involve greater complexity and the need for ultra-specialized training. We caught up with Paul Messina, the ...

Feb 21, 2014

High-tech Modeling: Computer Mockups Hone in on Human Physiology


Molecular Imaging

An exploration of recent projects at Argonne National Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University traverse the numerical and graphical landscape of cerebral blood flow, the pathology of malaria, brain aneurysm, sickle cell anemia and even cancer. Computer modeling provides ultra-specific information...

Feb 6, 2014

Computational Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility


Inside HPC

In this video from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Paul Messina from Argonne presents: Computational Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

Feb 3, 2014

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Scheduled for August


HPCWire

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), to take place from August 3-15, 2014.

The program provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement,...

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