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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2017 INCITE

INCITE Seeking Proposals to Advance Science and Engineering at U.S. Leadership Computing Facilities

The Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program will be accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains. The INCITE program, along with the two LCF centers, will host instructional proposal writing webinars on April 13 and on May 19.

April 01, 2016
  • 10 years

10 science highlights celebrating 10 years of Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

This week, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, turns one decade old. ALCF is home to Mira, the world’s fifth-fastest supercomputer, along with teams of experts that help researchers from all over the world perform complex simulations and calculations in almost every branch of science. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, we’re highlighting 10 accomplishments since the facility opened its doors.

February 02, 2016
  • Bill Gropp works with students during ATPESC 2015

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Scheduled for July 31-August 12, 2016

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), to take place from July 31-August 12, 2016.

January 25, 2016
  • A new microchip fabrication method created using ALCF supercomputing resources may help the semiconductor industry hit critical miniaturization targets on time, without defects.

Annihilating nanoscale defects

Target dates are critical when the semiconductor industry adds small, enhanced features to our favorite devices by integrating advanced materials onto the surfaces of computer chips. Missing a target means postponing a device's release, which could cost a company millions of dollars or, worse, the loss of competitiveness and an entire industry. But meeting target dates can be challenging because the final integrated devices, which include billions of transistors, must be flawless — less than one defect per 100 square centimeters.

Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory, led by Juan de Pablo and Paul Nealey, may have found a way for the semiconductor industry to hit miniaturization targets on time and without defects.

January 13, 2016