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Shedding Light on High-Energy Physics

A group of researchers at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have been granted 80 million processor hours at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OCLF) and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to better understand the intera

July 20, 2011

Argonne Researcher Receives Early Career Research Award

Jeffrey Greeley, an assistant materials scientist in the Theory and Modeling group at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne recently received an Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy (DOE).

July 06, 2011

Blue Gene/Q Prototype Tops the Green500 List of Environmentally Responsible Supercomputers

The Green500 list ranks the top 500 supercomputers in the world by energy efficiency.

June 30, 2011

ALCF’s Intrepid Maintains Number 1 Ranking on Graph 500 List

For the second year, Intrepid, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's (ALCF) IBM Blue Gene/P was ranked #1 on the Graph 500 list.

June 22, 2011

10 Petaflop Mira Supercomputer to be Operational in 2012

IBM has announced that the 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, named "Mira", will be operational in 2012 and made available to scientists from industry, academia and government research facilities around the world. The U.S.

June 02, 2011

Researchers use the cloud to shed light on a longstanding mystery

It's been nearly 25 years since the European Muon Collaboration made a startling discovery: only a portion of a proton's spin comes from the quarks that make up the proton.

June 01, 2011

2010 ALCF Annual Report Available

Researchers from industry, academia, and the government found more ways than ever to conduct transformative science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in 2010.

May 05, 2011

Bigger supercomputers to help safeguard nation

When someone mentions national security and computation, the phrase “war games” probably pops into many heads. Indeed, the U.S. government uses powerful computers to run such strategic simulations.

May 05, 2011
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MIRA: World's fastest supercomputer

Mira. That is her name. She is the supercomputer IBM Corp is building for US department of energy's Argonne National Lab. IBM says, Mira will make more than 10 quadrillion (1 quadrillion = 1,000 trillion) calculations a second, four times faster than China's Tianhe-1A, currently considered the fastest.

May 01, 2011

Finding the Right Tools for Energy Research

The explosion of nanoscale research driven by computational chemistry is changing how materials are modeled, validated and synthesized.

April 21, 2011