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  • Rusty Lusk, Scientific Director of the Advanced Computing Research Facility

Adventures in parallelism: Celebrating 30 years of parallel computing at Argonne

Were they visionaries or lucky gamblers? Thirty years ago, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory established the lab’s first experimental parallel computing facility. Today, high-performance computing has become essential to virtually all science and engineering, and Argonne houses one of the fastest parallel machines in the world in support of scientific discovery.

May 13, 2013

ALCF’s Paul Messina Receives Award from Indiana University

Recognized for his significant contributions to high-performance computing, Paul Messina, Director of Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), was recently honored with a Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion from Indiana Universi

May 01, 2013
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2014 INCITE Call for Proposals

INCITE is currently soliciting research proposals for awards of time on the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q “Mira” and the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 “Titan” beginning Calendar Year (CY) 2014. Average awards per project for CY 2014 are expected to be on the order of tens to hundreds of millions of core-hours. Proposals may be for up to three years.

April 15, 2013

Key Changes with Mira

As 2013 INCITE projects begin tapping Mira this week, ALCF users will have a new resource with vastly improved performance and capabilities to advance their research.

April 08, 2013
  • Shock bifurcation in CO2. Calculations including both viscosity and heat conduction. Left - experiment. Right - simulation.

High-Speed Combustion and Detonation Project Scaling Up for Mira

Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are simulating the high-speed combustion and detonation of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures to enable safer and more widespread use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel.

March 26, 2013

Users Introduced to Mira, Collaborate with Experts at Mira Community Conference

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March 20, 2013
  • 2 of the 80 girls in attendence

ALCF Staff Encourages Girls to Get Excited About Science

With Argonne’s annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED), female researchers at the lab are working to address this gender imbalance by showing young girls the excitement of science careers firsthand.

March 11, 2013
  • Argonne team working on CONVERGE code

High-Performance Computing Enables Huge Leap Forward in Engine Development

With expertise in automotive engines and combustion chemistry, and state-of-the-art transportation and high-performance computing facilities, Argonne is one of the few places in the world with the ability to rapidly advance modeling and simulation tools into the HPC realm for more intelligent engine design.

January 31, 2013
  • turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole

Furthering the Understanding of Coronal Heating and Solar Wind Origin

Researchers from the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire, led by co-principal investigators Jean Perez and Benjamin Chandran, expect to arrive at new theoretical understandings in this area through their INCITE research. The team is conducting the first direct numerical simulations of AW turbulence in the extended solar atmosphere that account for the inhomogeneities in the density, flow speed, and background magnetic field within a narrow magnetic flux tube extending from roughly one solar radius to eleven solar radii. They are comparing numerical simulations conducted on Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) supercomputers with remote observations.

January 16, 2013
  • 1.1 trillion particles

Argonne Scientists Probe the Cosmic Structure of the Dark Universe

In the standard model of cosmology, dark energy and dark matter together account for 95% of the mass energy of the universe; however, their ultimate origin remains a mystery. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will allocate significant supercomputing resources towards unraveling one of the key puzzles—the nature of the dark energy causing the universe to accelerate its current expansion rate.

November 15, 2012