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  • Simulation of a vector boson plus jet event

High-precision calculations help reveal the physics of the universe

On their quest to uncover what the universe is made of, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are harnessing the power of ALCF supercomputers to make predictions about particle interactions that are more precise than ever before.

March 09, 2017
  • ALCF hosts Cray Urika-GX workshop

ALCF hosts training workshop for new data analytics platform

In December, a group of 38 researchers gathered at the laboratory to learn how a new system, named Sage, can help advance their data-intensive science problems. Hosted by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), the two-day workshop, led by experts from Cray, provided an overview of the new system’s features and capabilities, and an opportunity for collaborative, hands-on training sessions.

January 31, 2017
  • Visualization of instantaneous isosurface of vorticity (Q) from a detached eddy simulation of a vertical tail/rudder assembly with flow control from a single, active synthetic jet.

Early Science Projects for Aurora Supercomputer Announced

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, has selected 10 computational science and engineering research projects for its Aurora Early Science Program starting this month. Aurora, a massively parallel, manycore Intel-Cray supercomputer, will be ALCF’s next leadership-class computing resource and is expected to arrive in 2018.

January 30, 2017
  • Recent advances pull researchers one step closer to tailor-made drug design

A rising peptide: Supercomputing helps scientists come closer to tailoring drug molecules

With the use of Mira at the ALCF, a team of researchers led by biophysicists at the University of Washington have come one step closer to designing tailor-made drug molecules that are more precise and carry fewer side effects than most existing therapeutic compounds.

January 23, 2017

2017 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) Scheduled for July 30-August 11, 2017

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), scheduled for July 30 to August 11, 2017 near Chicago, IL.

January 16, 2017
  • Instruments deployed in the Columbia River Gorge region

Supercomputer simulations helping to improve wind predictions

A research team led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is performing simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, to develop numerical weather prediction models that can provide more accurate wind forecasts in regions with complex terrain. The team, funded by DOE in support of its Wind Forecast Improvement Project II (WFIP 2), is testing and validating the computational models with data being collected from a network of environmental sensors in the Columbia River Gorge region.

January 03, 2017
  • IXPUG conference

Programmers trade knowledge on Xeon Phi processor at IXPUG conference

In September, the ALCF hosted over 130 IXPUG participants from around the world for four days of tutorials, workshops and talks aimed at illuminating the still relatively unplumbed world of the Xeon Phi processor. The Intel Xeon Phi User's Group (IXPUG) is the user group for the new Intel Xeon Phi "manycore" processor that is the heart of the new Theta machine recently installed at Argonne National Laboratory as a stepping-stone to its next-generation supercomputer, Aurora.

December 21, 2016
  • Volume rendering from a 3D core-collapse supernova simulation

Supercomputing Award of 5.78 Billion Hours to 55 Computational Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. These awards allocate the multi-petascale computing resources at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, two of America’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science.

November 14, 2016
  • Electronic Response to Particle Radiation in Condensed Matter

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish four exascale co-design centers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced that it has selected four co-design centers as part of a 4-year $48 million funding award. The first year is funded at $12 million, and is to be allocated evenly among the four award recipients.

November 11, 2016
  • Diffusion Monte Carlo spin densities for Ti4O7

QMC simulations reveal magnetic properties of titanium oxide material

By running computationally intensive quantum Monte Carlo simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers have demonstrated the ability to accurately calculate the magnetic properties of a titanium oxide material that exhibits useful properties for renewable energy and computing technologies.

November 10, 2016

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