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Argonne’s pioneering computing program pivots to exascale

When it comes to the breadth and range of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory’s contributions to the field of high-performance computing (HPC), few if any other organizations come close. Argonne has been building advanced parallel computing environments and tools since the 1970s. Today, the laboratory serves as both an expertise center and a world-renowned source of cutting-edge computing resources used by researchers to tackle the most pressing challenges in science and engineering.

November 12, 2018

INCITE grants awarded to 62 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced 62 projects for 2019 aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging science problems through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. Deploying on supercomputers that rank among the country’s most powerful, the projects originate in national laboratories, academia, and industry, and encompass a remarkable range of scientific inquiry.

November 09, 2018
  • Argonne Quantum Computing Workshop

Argonne hosts national Quantum Computing Workshop

Earlier this year, Argonne hosted its first Quantum Computing Workshop. The three-day event brought together nearly 150 representatives from across industry to discuss existing quantum computing programs and projects and examine promising research opportunities.

November 06, 2018
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Argonne researchers to share scientific computing insights at SC18

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory’s expertise and leadership in extreme-scale computing will again be on display at the annual International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18). More than 60 Argonne researchers will be on hand to share their latest research and insights on topics ranging from quantum computing and big data analysis to machine learning and algorithms and applications for exascale

November 02, 2018
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Learning continues throughout summer for ALCF student interns

This summer, 45 students ranging from undergraduates to PhD candidates came to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to gain hands-on experience with some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. From exploring the potential of quantum computing to visualizing system logs of high-performance computing systems, this year’s intern class worked alongside ALCF staff mentors to tackle research projects that address issues at the forefront of scientific computing.

October 23, 2018
  • ALCF simulations help improve wind forecasting

ALCF simulations help improve wind forecasting

As part of the Wind Forecast Improvement Project II (WFIP 2), Argonne researchers used the ALCF's Mira supercomputer to improve short-term wind forecasting in complex terrains in an effort to make wind energy a more reliable resource.


October 22, 2018
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Supercomputer predicts optical and thermal properties of complex hybrid materials

Materials scientists at Duke University computationally predicted the electrical and optical properties of semiconductors made from extended organic molecules sandwiched by inorganic structures. The ability to build accurate models of these materials atom-by-atom will allow researchers to explore new material designs for next-generation devices.

October 18, 2018
  • Big Data and Visualization Camp

Introducing high school students to big data and visualization

This summer, ALCF Director Michael Papka and several ALCF colleagues helped lead Argonne's first Big Data and Visualization Camp, which taught high school students how to gain insights from vast amounts of data.

October 16, 2018
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Argonne to advance high-performance computing in manufacturing

The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program, operated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), leverages world-class technical expertise with high performance computing to tackle manufacturing challenges uniquely solved by computer modeling. DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory and industry partners were recently awarded funding for four of the 13 projects under the program.

October 15, 2018

ALCF selects new data science projects

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, has selected four new projects to continue its ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). These projects will utilize machine learning, deep learning, and other artificial intelligence (AI) methods to enable data-driven discoveries across scientific disciplines.

October 03, 2018