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  • QMC workshop poster sessions

Training a new generation in the QMC method

Several dozen researchers attended the weeklong workshop, held at NCSA, to learn about recent developments in QMC methods. ALCF computing resources remotely supported the hands-on activities.

June 08, 2016
  • Colleen Bertoni

ALCF announces its next Margaret Butler Fellow

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has named Iowa State University doctoral student Colleen Bertoni as the next recipient of its Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.

June 06, 2016
  • Radial velocity in supernova

3D simulations illuminate supernova explosions

Researchers from Michigan State University are using Mira to perform large-scale 3D simulations of the final moments of a supernova’s life cycle. While the 3D simulation approach is still in its infancy, early results indicate that the models are providing a clearer picture of the mechanisms that drive supernova explosions than ever before.

June 01, 2016
  • Best Practices for HPC Software Developers webinar

ALCF, NERSC, OLCF co-host HPC software webinar series

The Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities (ALCF and OLCF), the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and the Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software (IDEAS) project are presenting a series of webinars—“Best Practices for HPC Software Developers”—to help users of high-performance computing (HPC) systems carry out their software development more productively.

May 31, 2016
  • Anouar Benali

ALCF named an Intel® Parallel Computing Center

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, located at Argonne National Laboratory, today announced that it has been named as an Intel® Parallel Computing Center (Intel® PCC). As an Intel® PCC, ALCF’s scientific computing team will work with Intel to optimize QMCPACK to take full advantage of massively parallel computer systems based on the Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture technology.

May 18, 2016
  • Digital reconstruction of pyramidal cells from the Blue Brain Project

Delivering science on day one

In a recent issue of Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE), ALCF Deputy Director of Science Timothy Williams discussed Theta Early Science work.

May 04, 2016
  • Lattice for Beyond the Standard Model Physics 2016

ALCF hosts physics workshop to bridge computational and experimental efforts

Sponsored by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the “Lattice for Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) Physics 2016” workshop brought together 37 experimentalists, lattice gauge theorists, and continuum phenomenologists to present recent findings and explore opportunities for collaboration.

May 03, 2016
  • wave-like theoretical model for the van der Waals force

Making waves on Mira

In a recent study published in Science, results from Mira supercomputer simulations validate a new “wave-like” model of the van der Waals force—a weak attraction that has strong ties to function and stability in materials and biological systems. One of the study’s lead authors, Robert A. DiStasio Jr. of Cornell University, is an Argonne Leadership Computing Facility user who develops computational methods for simulating bonded and non-bonded interactions between atoms in realistic systems, notably water, the basic ingredient of many of the materials we use and biological systems we rely upon.

May 02, 2016
  • Visualization of primate tooth

ALCF’s new data science program targets “big data” problems

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science user facility, is now accepting proposals for the 2016 ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). The new initiative is targeted at “big data” science problems that require the scale and performance of leadership computing resources.

April 22, 2016
  • SCSW students tour ALCF

Argonne event encourages young women to pursue careers in STEM

For Argonne’s 29th annual Science Careers in Search of Women (SCSW conference), approximately 300 female high school students from across the Chicago area visited the laboratory for a day of panels, tours, career booth exhibits, and mentoring. As part of the event, ALCF staff led the young women on a tour of the facility and provided a crash course on how supercomputers are used to enable scientific breakthroughs.

April 21, 2016