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  • Isosurface of the Lapacian of the electron density of MK44, an organic dye, attached to the surface of a nanocluster of titania.

Argonne’s data science program adds new projects, doubles in size

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) added four new data science projects to its ALCF Data Science Program for 2017-2018.

October 02, 2017
  • Girls program small battery-powered cars to travel through a maze using a tablet computer

Middle school girls on a coding mission

19 seventh and eighth grade girls huddled around computers learning the fundamentals of coding in the Python programming language as part of a two-day “CodeGirls@Argonne” camp. Along with classroom-style sessions and a tour of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, students discussed portrayals of women in science and how those influence school and career choices. 

September 08, 2017
  • Students practice new skills taught in the 2017 coding camp. Participants explored how Argonne scientists use computers in diverse disciplines and were introduced to up-to-date programming tools. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

Widening horizons for high schoolers with code

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory hosted a five-day Coding Camp for more than two dozen high school juniors and seniors, teaching new programming skills and how computer science is an integral part of an Argonne researcher’s life. The coding camp started three years ago from a vision of Mike Papka, deputy associate lab director and director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), to encourage and inspire youth to learn about computer science before they reach college.

August 23, 2017
  • Theta

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

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
  • 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
  • INCITE

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks advanced computational research proposals for 2018

From April 17 to June 23, INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) centers located at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories.

April 17, 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

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

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