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Aug 22, 2017

Engineer looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

Iowa State University

Iowa State University researchers are using Mira to understand the physical mechanisms behind the silent flight of owls to develop bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft...

Aug 22, 2017

How to Make a Supercomputer?


There are currently three Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science supercomputing user facilities: California’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and Illinois’ Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF...

Aug 16, 2017

Researchers explore quieter aircraft ideas inspired from owl wings

Iowa State University researchers are using Mira to understand the physical mechanisms behind the silent flight of owls to provide a transformative jump towards developing nearly silent energy conversion machines.

Aug 4, 2017

Supercomputer Theta, Open for Research


Supercomputer Theta is officially ready to operate alongside the IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Mira, at the ALCF. Theta will help bridge the gap between Mira and the future machine, Aurora.

Jul 17, 2017

Argonne division director to companies: 'We are open for business'

Chicago Tribune

With supercomputers and one of the brightest X-ray sources in the Western Hemisphere, Argonne National Laboratory has research and development tools that aren't available at the typical company. That equipment — plus the brainpower of about 1,600 scientists and engineers — is part of what drives...

Jul 17, 2017

Supercomputing RNA Structure at Argonne


Researchers at the National Cancer Institute are using Argonne supercomputers to advance disease studies by enhancing our understanding of RNA, biological polymers that are fundamentally involved in health and disease.

Jul 14, 2017

Intel’s new chip puts a teraflop in your desktop

Popular Science

Supercomputing technologies have filtered down into the consumer space. "If you can build a petaflop system for many millions of dollars, that means you can build 10 teraflop systems that companies or smaller organizations can afford to buy, or one teraflop systems that individual consumers can...

Jul 10, 2017

Video: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe with Supercomputers


In this video from PASC17, Argonne scientist and ALCF user Katrin Heitmann presents: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe with Supercomputers.

Jul 5, 2017

Argonne's Theta supercomputer goes online


Theta, a new production supercomputer located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonnne National Laboratory is officially open to the research community. The new machine’s massively parallel, many-core architecture continues Argonne’s leadership computing program towards its future Aurora...

Jun 28, 2017

DOE Awards 24 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) Projects


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program awarded 24 projects a total of 2.1 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The one-year awards are set to begin July 1.