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New Argonne Supercomputer Ties for First Place on the Graph 500 Benchmark for Data-Intensive Computing

Mira, located at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), and Sequoia, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, each achieved a score of over 3,500 billion graph edges per second, or 3.5 TEPS. The Graph 500 benchmark evaluates machine performance while running data-intensive analytic applications and is a measure of the machine’s communications capabilities and computational power.

June 20, 2012
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Argonne’s Mira Ranks Among Nation’s Fastest Science Supercomputers

Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.

June 18, 2012

Joint Initiative Expands Focus to Materials Design

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University have appointed Pete Beckman, Director, Exascale Technology and Computing Institute at Argonne, and Peter W. Voorhees, Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern, as co-directors of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering.

May 17, 2012
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Rapid Procedure Unites Quantum Chemistry with Artificial Intelligence

By combining quantum chemistry with artificial intelligence (machine learning), researchers at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California—Los Angeles achieved a scientific breakthrough expected to aid in explori

May 08, 2012
  • Understanding the Ultimate Battery Chemistry: Rechargeable Lithium-Air

Lithium-Air: the "Mount Everest" of Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Is it possible to produce a novel lithium-air battery that could drive a car 500 miles per charge? Researchers from Argonne and Oak Ridge leadership computing facilities and IBM Research think so.

May 08, 2012
  • Igor Tsigelny, Simulations Bolster Parkinson’s theory

Simulations Bolster Parkinson’s Theory

Scientists have used powerful computational tools and laboratory tests to discover new support for a once-marginalized theory about the underlying cause of Parkinson’s disease.

May 02, 2012
  • Argonne's Science Careers in Search of Women Conference

Program inspiring women in science careers celebrates 25th anniversary

On April 19, 2012, Argonne's Science Careers in Search of Women Conference (SCSW) will celebrate its 25th anniversary, as the laboratory continues to give young woman first-hand experience with a plethora of different career possibilities available to them.  The program welcomes approximately 350 high school students and their teachers or guidance counselors each year and has reached almost 7,500 young women since its inception.

April 20, 2012

Leap to Petascale: Making the Move to Mira

With the arrival of Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops Blue Gene/Q, this year’s workshop will focus on issues of scaling to the next-gen system.

April 05, 2012
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ALCF’s Maricris Lodriguito Mayes Wins the IBM-Löwdin Award

Argonne National Laboratory postdoctoral appointee Maricris Lodriguito Mayes was awarded the IBM-Löwdin Award for Postdoctoral Associates at the 53rd Sanibel Symposium for her work “Quantum-Chemical Studies of the Mechanical and Optical Properties of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes.”

April 04, 2012
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INCITE Program Offers Billions of Core Hours on ALCF Resources Mira and Intrepid

Lauded as a stepping-stone to exascale-class computers, scientists around the globe will have their first opportunity to compete for 2013 system time on Mira with the opening of the 2013 INCITE Program call for proposals (April 11– June 27, 2012).

March 14, 2012