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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

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

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March 20, 2013
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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
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Argonne’s Mighty Mira Joins Ranks of World’s Most Energy-Efficient Computers

The 20 most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world are IBM Blue Gene/Q systems according to the latest Green500 list announced by Green500.org. Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s Blue Gene/Q and a U.S. Energy Department petascale resource in support of scientific research, and its two testing and development racks, are among those leading the pack.

June 29, 2012
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New Argonne Supercomputer Ties for First Place on the Graph 500 Benchmark for Data-Intensive Computing

Mira, located at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), and Sequoia, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, each achieved a score of over 3,500 billion graph edges per second, or 3.5 TEPS. The Graph 500 benchmark evaluates machine performance while running data-intensive analytic applications and is a measure of the machine’s communications capabilities and computational power.

June 20, 2012
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Argonne’s Mira Ranks Among Nation’s Fastest Science Supercomputers

Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.

June 18, 2012

Joint Initiative Expands Focus to Materials Design

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University have appointed Pete Beckman, Director, Exascale Technology and Computing Institute at Argonne, and Peter W. Voorhees, Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern, as co-directors of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering.

May 17, 2012
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Program inspiring women in science careers celebrates 25th anniversary

On April 19, 2012, Argonne's Science Careers in Search of Women Conference (SCSW) will celebrate its 25th anniversary, as the laboratory continues to give young woman first-hand experience with a plethora of different career possibilities available to them.  The program welcomes approximately 350 high school students and their teachers or guidance counselors each year and has reached almost 7,500 young women since its inception.

April 20, 2012

Leap to Petascale: Making the Move to Mira

With the arrival of Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops Blue Gene/Q, this year’s workshop will focus on issues of scaling to the next-gen system.

April 05, 2012
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ALCF’s Maricris Lodriguito Mayes Wins the IBM-Löwdin Award

Argonne National Laboratory postdoctoral appointee Maricris Lodriguito Mayes was awarded the IBM-Löwdin Award for Postdoctoral Associates at the 53rd Sanibel Symposium for her work “Quantum-Chemical Studies of the Mechanical and Optical Properties of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes.”

April 04, 2012