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Better Benchmarking for Supercomputers

Imagine a world in which a car's performance is judged solely by the time it takes to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour, ignoring fuel efficiency and other metrics. This, in essence, is the state of supercomputing today, says a group of U.S.

January 03, 2011

NIST to use world's most powerful computers to improve concrete

When you spot laborers pouring concrete for a new building or bridge, it may not occur to you that they are working with a substance so complex that it requires the world's most powerful computers to understand its behavior.

December 09, 2010

Argonne Labs' IBM-Powered Science Cloud

To provide a test-bed for the applicability of cloud computing to scientific research, the Argonne National Laboratory within the U.S.

December 08, 2010

Take a sneak peek at the next-generation IBM Blue Gene coming to Argonne in 2012.

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December 07, 2010

Scientists awarded supercomputing time at Argonne to enable scientific breakthroughs

Five researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will lead projects that have been awarded a total of 80 million hours of computing time on Argonne’s energy-efficient Blue Gene/P.

November 30, 2010

ALCF's Intrepid Ranked #1 on Graph 500 List

Intrepid, the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), was ranked #1 on the first Graph 500 list unveiled November 17 at SC10.

November 22, 2010

Argonne's Intrepid ranks first in tougher Graph500 challenge

Nine supercomputers have been tested, validated and ranked by the new Graph500 challenge, first introduced this week by an international team led by Sandia National Laboratories.

November 19, 2010

New institute to tackle exascale computing

Renowned supercomputing expert Pete Beckman has been named director of a newly created Exascale Technology and Computing Institute (ETCi) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.

November 19, 2010

Why America must win the supercomputing race

Four decades ago, NASA put a man on the moon using a computer system less powerful than the electronics in many modern-day toasters.

November 18, 2010

Magellan wins "Best Use of HPC in the Cloud" award

Magellan testbed at Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories top choice of HPCwire readers

November 17, 2010