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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

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

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
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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

Supercomputer studies may help scientists treat blood diseases

Zoom down to one artery in your body, and the commotion is constant: blood cells hurtle down the passage with hundreds of their kin, bumping against other cells and the walls as they go.

April 13, 2011

2012 INCITE Call for Proposals

On April 13, the U.S.

April 13, 2011

Argonne Talks Exascale - and Mira

Related Materials: Exascale Report.pdf

March 24, 2011