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ALCF’s Papka, Vishwanath Receive Best Paper Award at HDPC’13

ALCF Director Michael Papka and Argonne computer scientist Venkatram Vishwanath were awarded best paper on June 21 at the 2013 ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) for co-authoring “

June 25, 2013
  • Anatole von Lilienfeld

Q&A: Anatole von Lilienfeld discusses novel approach that taps supercomputers to develop new materials

An international research team, led by ALCF computational chemist Anatole von Lilienfeld, is developing an algorithm that combines quantum chemistry with machine learning (artificial intelligence) to enable atomistic simulations that predict the p

June 20, 2013
  • Researchers at the ESP meeting

ALCF's ESP Projects Report Scientific Progress at Investigators Meeting

Researchers from the ALCF’s 16 Early Science Program (ESP) projects convened at the ESP Investigators Meeting May 15-16 to discuss outcomes enabled by their participation in this preparatory program designed to ready Mira, the ALCF’s new 10-petafl

June 18, 2013
  • Researchers solving a problem

Mira Performance Boot Camp Readies Researchers for INCITE Proposals

Researchers representing universities and institutions from across the nation and around the world recently participated in the ALCF’s Mira Performance Boot Camp held May 21-24 at Argonne National Laboratory.

June 17, 2013

ALCF’s Alessandro Lovato Receives Fabrocini Award

Alessandro Lovato, postdoctoral fellow at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), has won the 2013 Adelchi Fabrocini Award, recognizing the best doctoral thesis in nuclear physics.

Lovato received the award for his thesis, “Ab initio calculations on nuclear matter properties including the effects of three-nucleons interaction.” The award will be presented at a June 1 ceremony in Otranto, Italy.

May 24, 2013
  • 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

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