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  • Theory and Computing Sciences building at Argonne

ALCF and MCS Establish Joint Lab for Evaluating Computing Platforms

To centralize research activities aimed at evaluating future high performance computing platforms, a new joint laboratory at Argonne will provide significant opportunities for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS), both located in the Theory and Computing Sciences building, to work collaboratively on prototype technologies for petascale and beyond.

January 08, 2014

A Wrong Molecular Turn Leads Down the Path to Type 2 Diabetes

Computing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have helped researchers better grasp how proteins misfold to create the tissue-damaging structures that lead to type 2 diabetes.

January 06, 2014
  • GLEAN - strong scaling performance

GLEANing Scientific Insights More Quickly

Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are developing a software tool, called GLEAN, to help users optimize data movement between the compute, analysis, and storage resources of high-performance computing systems. This speeds the computer’s ability to read and write data, also known as input/output (I/O) performance, giving researchers a faster path to scientific insights.

December 17, 2013
  • Direct Numerical Simulation of Autoignition in a Jet in a Cross-Flow

ALCF Research Aimed at Safer, Cleaner Combustion for Gas Turbines

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are using supercomputers to advance the development of safer and cleaner gas turbine engines by studying the operating conditions that can lead to a potentially dangerous phenomenon called autoignition.

December 03, 2013
  • Current summary of Lattice QCD averages

ALCF Project Seeks Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Finding the Higgs boson at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider was a monumental discovery that confirmed the existence of a missing particle critical to the Standard Model of particle physics.

November 21, 2013

Supercomputers help unravel twists in next-generation smart polymers

Chemists have been looking at polymers and gels for decades to see how these large chains of molecules respond to external stimuli such as heat, pH, temperature, electric fields, light and chemical influences.

November 20, 2013
  • Noise generation due to turbulent mixing of exhaust flow

Two ALCF Projects Win HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

GE Global Research and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are among the 2013 winners of International Data Corporation’s HPC Innovation Excellence Awards, announ

November 20, 2013
  •  Kimihiko Hirao, Director of the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, and Michael E. Papka, Director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Argonne and RIKEN Sign MOU in Support of Petascale Computing

Leaders in the petascale computing arena in the U.S. and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities.

The MOU was signed at SC13, a supercomputing conference being held in Denver, by Kimihiko Hirao, director of the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) of Japan, and Michael E. Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) of the U.S.

November 19, 2013
  • Large Eddy Simulations of a GE CFM combustor, temperature distribution and liquid fuel droplets.

INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly 6 billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Their work will advance knowledge in critical areas from sustainable energy technologies to the environmental consequences of energy use.

November 16, 2013
  • SC13 logo

ALCF Researchers to Showcase Early Mira Results at SC13

A cadre of Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) authors, speakers, and panelists will participate in the high-performance computing community’s premier annual event. Their work in several key areas will be presented in the conference technical program and also in the exhibition as part of the Department of Energy National Laboratories booth. This year, 15 national labs will be sharing a booth under the theme of “DOE: HPC for a Greener, Smarter, Safer World,” that will feature presentations, electronic posters, 3D simulations, demonstrations, and roundtable discussions.

November 06, 2013