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  • 2016 Scaling Your Science on Mira workshop

Code-scaling workshop gets research teams ready for prime time

The facility’s annual scaling workshop, held May 24-26 at Argonne National Laboratory, welcomed both prospective and current users to the laboratory to work directly with ALCF computational scientists and invited experts on testing, debugging, and improving their codes on Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer.

July 05, 2016
  • Design of defect spins in piezoelectric aluminum nitride

ALCC program awards 1.7 billion core-hours to 26 projects at the ALCF

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 26 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. The one-year awards began July 1.

July 05, 2016
  • Journal of Computational Chemistry

The SIPS approach to solving the eigenproblem

The numerical solution of the eigenproblem for the eigenvalues and eigenvectors is generally the most time-consuming part of computing synthesis mechanisms on a supercomputer. A team using Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s supercomputer, Mira, has successfully tested an approach to harnessing Mira's massively parallel architecture to solve this part of the computation, opening the door for significant future research campaigns. The team’s work is expected to enable the discovery and optimization of synthetic approaches to valuable products, such as novel photovoltaic materials, and the inhibition of undesirable products, such as soot arising from combustion.

June 29, 2016
  • Tour of the vis center

ALCF to demonstrate engine modeling capabilities at 2016 VERIFI workshop

The Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI), an Argonne National Laboratory-led program to improve internal combustion engine performance though advanced simulation and experimentation, is holding a two-day workshop this week to showcase current work and to attract new industry partners. The ALCF is a key partner in the VERIFI effort, and will open its doors to attendees for tours and a hands-on demonstration of how supercomputing can be used to quickly run a series of practical engine simulations. 

June 23, 2016
  • 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