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ATPESC helps groom a new generation of supercomputer users

The 2014 Argonne Training Program for Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) hosted 62 participants for an intensive two-week workshop aimed at future users of leadership-class machines.

September 02, 2014
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ALCF storage upgrade aims for hands-off data management

The ALCF is in the midst of an innovative storage infrastructure upgrade aimed at reducing the amount of time users have to spend managing the massive amounts of data produced by its supercomputers.

For computational scientists, data management and I/O (input/output) efforts can include transferring files from the computer to storage and moving or retrieving data for analysis.

August 05, 2014
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2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing now underway

With the Argonne Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing (ATPESC) now underway in St. Charles, Illinois, we are pleased to provide access to videos of the presentations at last year’s program. Running through August 15, the ATPESC is organized and hosted by Argonne as a two-week “boot camp” for future users of leadership-class machines.

The intensive training program maintains a regimen of 10 hours’ worth of sessions each day, featuring lectures, panels, and hands-on exercises on using massively parallel computing architectures with hundreds of thousands of processor cores. Topics also address programming techniques and numerical algorithms that are effective in leading-edge, high-performance computing (

August 04, 2014
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ALCC program awards 1.64 billion hours of supercomputing time at ALCF

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program has awarded 19 projects a total of 1.64 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to pursue challenging, high-reward simulation research.

June 20, 2014
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Q&A with Ying Li, ALCF's first Margaret Butler Fellow

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) has named University of Southern California (USC) doctoral student Ying Li as its first Margaret Butler Fellow. Li will join the ALCF this fall to conduct simulations aimed at advancing batteries and fuel cells using Mira, the ALCF’s IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer.

The Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science honors the lifetime achievements of Margaret Butler, a pioneering researcher in both computer science and nuclear energy. Butler served as the director of Argonne’s National Energy Software Center and was the first female Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

April 22, 2014
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INCITE Seeking Proposals to Advance Science and Engineering at U.S. Leadership Computing Facilities

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains.

From April 16 to June 27, INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) centers, operated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.

April 16, 2014
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Conference Introduces High School Students to Supercomputers

On April 10, nearly 400 high school girls from the Chicago area visited Argonne National Laboratory for the 27th annual Science Careers in Search of Women conference.

The conference is designed to give young women the opportunity to “test drive” a science career by attending meetings, networking, and participating in one-on-one conversations with women researchers in the physical, engineering, and life sciences. Students are able to tailor their own experiences during the registration process by choosing the types of science they’d like to explore.

April 15, 2014
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ALCF Staff Help Introduce Girls to Science and Engineering

On Feb. 20, Argonne National Laboratory hosted its 14th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day to give eighth-grade girls an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Several ALCF staff members volunteered to assist with the event, including Emily Shemon and Lisa Childers, who served as mentors.

March 03, 2014
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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
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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