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  • Khokhlov INCITE

ALCF selects projects for Theta Early Science Program

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has selected six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer.

August 06, 2015
  • ATPESC participants collaborate

ATPESC 2015 set to groom new generation of supercomputer users

With the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) kicking off on Sunday, August 2, a group of 65 researchers will begin a crash course on how to effectively use the world’s most powerful supercomputers.The intensive two-week training program, now in its third year, introduces participants to the key skills and tools needed to carry out computational science and engineering research on leading-edge supercomputers

July 31, 2015
  • Superlubricity

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. ALCF researchers helped enable the groundbreaking simulations by overcoming a performance bottleneck that doubled the speed of the team’s code.

July 21, 2015
  • Precipitation rates simulated by RCM and GCM

Zooming in: From global to regional climate models

As part of an ongoing study at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, a research team from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago is using supercomputing resources to investigate the effectiveness of dynamically downscaled climate models.

July 08, 2015
  • PI-AIMD simulation of solvated hydroxide ion

ALCC program announces 24 projects at ALCF

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 24 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

July 01, 2015
  • 2015 Mira Performance Boot Camp

Researchers scale code for INCITE at ALCF’s Mira Boot Camp

From May 19-21, the annual Mira Performance Boot Camp once again drew new and experienced supercomputer users from around the globe to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. A cornerstone of the ALCF’s user outreach program, the three-day onsite Boot Camp, now in its seventh year, provides a timely opportunity for the community to tap into the expertise of assembled ALCF staff and invited guests for assistance ramping up their code’s scalability as they prepare to submit a proposal for an INCITE award.

June 26, 2015
  • Margaret Butler Celebration

Argonne celebrates Margaret Butler at inaugural event

On June 11, Argonne National Laboratory held a special event to commemorate the extraordinary life and career of Margaret Butler, a pioneering Argonne scientist who paved the way for countless women to follow in her footsteps.

Presented by the ALCF and Argonne’s Women in Science and Technology (WIST) program, the inaugural “Margaret Butler Celebration of Women in Computational Science and Nuclear Engineering” consisted of speakers, a poster session, and a reception to highlight Margaret’s achievements and her enduring impact on women in science today.

June 17, 2015
  • intense Gaussian-shaped x-ray pulse

3D potential through laser annihilation

A team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is using Mira to study the effects of ultra-intense x-ray pulses on nanomaterials in an effort to visualize their 3D structures for a better understanding of biological mechanisms and for drug discovery.

June 11, 2015
  • Cooley

ALCF’s new visualization and analysis cluster brings significant boost in memory capacity

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has officially launched Cooley, a new visualization and analysis cluster with nearly eight times the memory capacity of the facility’s previous system, Tukey.

The new system’s significant boost in memory, along with its state-of-the-art hardware, will help facility users to better analyze and explore the massive datasets that result from their simulations on Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer.

June 02, 2015
  • Snapshots of representative hydrocarbon configurations inside zeolite frameworks

ALCF supercomputer helps identify materials to improve fuel production

Using Mira, researchers from the University of Minnesota have identified catalytic materials that could potentially improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The team executed a complex computational screening process to look at thousands of materials called zeolites to predict their performance for specific applications. This reduces the need for trial and error experimentation in the lab.

April 24, 2015