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  • Ionic liquids used to capture carbon dioxide at the ALCF

Staving Off Global Climate Change with CO2 Capture

INCITE researcher, William Lester, Jr., UC Berkeley, will use his 4 million core-hour award to study carbon sequestration that may further the development of clean energy systems.

February 24, 2012
  • Modeling the elements of blood flow in the brain.

Inside the Skull

Despite gains in identifying and treating them, the cerebral blood vessel dilations known as aneurysms cause suffering and death for up to 5 percent of Americans.
February 14, 2012
  • Nanobubbles are used to prevent Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC).

Inspiring Innovation in Industry

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility showcased breakthrough science and engineering advances at the "Materials for Energy Applications" workshop, held January 30-February 1, 2012, in Berkeley, California. Representatives from all 17 Department of Energy national laboratories met with dozens of representatives from the private sector, ranging from startups such as Alphabet Energy to smaller Silicon Valley companies such as Nanosys to major corporations such as Chevron, Procter & Gamble, Honeywell and United Technologies. A total of 252 people participated. 

February 14, 2012
  • Argonne signs MOU with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Argonne and Jülich sign MOU

Argonne (UChicago Argonne, LLC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Jülich Research Centre) located in Jülich, Germany.  The MOU was signed to promote scientific and technological cooperation in the f

February 08, 2012
  • Aircraft wakes, Paoli, Cariolle, and Sausen

INCITE Researchers Explore How Aircraft Contrails Can Impact Climate

Researchers at CERFACS and Laboratoire d’Aérologie recently received an INCITE award of 20 million hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to study the contrail-to-cirrus transition. "This project aims at understanding the physics of the formation of contrail cirrus, which occurs when the effects of the atmospheric perturbations become predominant, compared to the dynamics of the aircraft wake where ice particles are initially trapped," notes INCITE PI Roberto Paoli, CERFACS.

February 01, 2012
  • Blue Gene/Q racks arrive at Argonne

The ALCF is Getting Q’d Up: First Racks of Blue Gene/Q Arrive

Engineers are hard at work building the infrastructure that will support Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops Blue Gene/Q system with no time to spare: The first two racks of the new system—named Cetus and Vesta—arrived at the datacenter on January 4.

January 30, 2012

Winter Workshop Unites Users and ALCF Experts in Common Goal of Breakthrough Science

Twenty researchers representing each of the ALCF’s major allocation programs (INCITE, discretionary and Early Science Program) attended the ALCF’s Winter Workshop, held January 23-26 at Argonne National Laboratory.

January 27, 2012
  • NSF/DOE Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5) Total Precipitable Water – August thro

New Groundbreaking Global Climate Visualization Debuts at 92nd American Meteorological Society Meeting

INCITE PI Warren Washington, with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, presented exciting research results at the 92nd annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society on January 23. Dr.

January 25, 2012
  • The unique, “user-directed” format featured in this year’s workshop.

Don't Miss the ALCF's Winter Workshop

Whether you’re a new ALCF user, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the ALCF’s 2012 Winter Workshop has something for users of all experience levels. Plus, based on your feedback, this year’s workshop will feature agenda topics you pick when you register!

January 09, 2012
  • Mira

Amazing Mirrors and Superlative Supercomputers

One of the great tasks of science is to hold up a mirror to reality: To see what is truly there, and then make models that acutely reflect those mirrors.

November 29, 2011