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Big Data meets big healthcare for veterans

Argonne’s extensive track record of successes with big data and big computers make it the quintessential partner of this multi-faceted research team to improve healthcare for millions of veterans, advance supercomputing and solve some of the nation’s biggest scientific challenges. A team led by Argonne’s Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, was instrumental in moving the effort from concept to reality.

August 07, 2017
  • Rick Stevens demonstrates the research

Argonne goes deep to crack cancer code

A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming, the treatment often complex and uncertain. Doctors have yet to understand how a specific cancer will affect an individual, and a drug that may hold promise for one patient, may not work for another.

July 28, 2017
  • 3D structure of adenine riboswitch RNA

Tackling disease in three dimensions

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute are using ALCF supercomputers to advance disease studies by enhancing our understanding of RNA, biological polymers that are fundamentally involved in health and disease.

July 12, 2017

Argonne's Theta supercomputer goes online

Theta, a new production supercomputer located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is officially open to the research community. The new machine’s massively parallel, many-core architecture continues Argonne’s leadership computing program towards its future Aurora system.

July 03, 2017
  • Baryonic density and dark matter content in a cluster of galaxies

ALCC program awards ALCF computing time to 24 projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 24 projects a total of 2.1 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The one-year awards are set to begin July 1. Several of the 2017-2018 ALCC projects will be the first to run on the ALCF’s new 9.65 petaflops Intel-Cray supercomputer, Theta, when it opens to the full user community July 1.

June 26, 2017
  • 2017 ALCF Computational Performance Workshop

ALCF workshop prepares researchers for Theta, Mira

More than 60 researchers attended the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) Computational Performance Workshop from May 2-5, 2017, for guidance on preparing and improving their codes for ALCF supercomputers, including Theta, the facility’s new 9.65 petaflops Intel-Cray system. With dedicated access to ALCF computing resources, the workshop provides an opportunity for attendees to work directly with staff and invited experts to test, debug, and optimize their applications on leadership-class supercomputers.

June 01, 2017
  • Visualization of particle acceleration in magnetic reconnection

Fields and flows fire up cosmic accelerators

Researchers from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are using Mira to conduct thorough investigations of plasma physics to discern the fundamental processes that accelerate particles. The answers could provide an understanding of how cosmic rays gain their energy and how similar acceleration mechanisms could be probed in the laboratory and used for practical applications.

May 15, 2017

Close computation from far away: On-demand analysis fuels frontier science

This is the first instance of an automatically triggered, between-shot fusion science analysis code running on-demand at a remotely located high-performance computing resource. 

May 01, 2017
  • Visualization of segmentation of the vasculature in an entire mouse brain

ALCF seeking proposals to advance big data problems in big science

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Data Science Program (ADSP) is now accepting proposals for projects hoping to gain insight into very large datasets produced by experimental, simulation, or observational methods.

April 24, 2017

The hole picture

Researchers tap supercomputers & synchrotrons to understand how hollow nanoparticles form.

April 21, 2017