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First Mira Runs Break New Ground with Turbulence Simulations

Shortly after Mira, the ALCF’s new 10-petaflops supercomputer, entered production mode in April, Robert Moser and his University of Texas team initiated one of the first full-scale runs on the system, continuing their work with the largest-ever di

July 16, 2013
  • Parviz Moin was awarded 150 million core-hours for sound technologies in aircrafts

ALCC Program Awards 809 Million Hours of ALCF Supercomputer Time

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program has awarded 809 million supercomputing core-hours to 13 new projects at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to pursue “high-risk, high-payoff” simulation research in energy-mission areas and national emergency mitigation.

July 10, 2013
  • Ribbon-cutting at Mira's dedication

Senator Durbin Leads Dedication of New Mira Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) led the dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory on Monday, underscoring the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, to industrial innovation, and to our nation's economic future.

July 01, 2013
  • visualizations of nuclear combustion in a supernova

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