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Apr 17, 2018

Argonne using machine learning to optimize designing and manufacturing of new products

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are developing advanced machine learning techniques with high-performance computing (HPC) resources, including ALCF supercomputers, to help organizations reduce design time from months to days and slash development...

Apr 16, 2018

INCITE Program Seeks Computational Research Proposals for 2019


From April 16 to June 22, 2018, INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to pursue transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the Oak Ridge...

Apr 16, 2018

DOE INCITE Program Seeks Advanced Computational Research Proposals


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

Apr 5, 2018

Computer simulation of boiling phenomena in nuclear reactors

Igor Bolotnov, a professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, is using ALCF supercomputers to better understand boiling phenomena, bubble formation and two-phase bubbly flow inside nuclear reactors, which rely on water/steam conversion to produce energy.

Mar 28, 2018

ALCF and U Chicago Researchers Advance ‘Lithium Air’ Battery Technology


As reported in Nature – “Lithium-Oxygen Batteries with Long Cycle Life in a Realistic Air Atmosphere” – scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has produced a new design for a beyond-lithium-ion battery cell that...

Mar 26, 2018

Researchers develop new lithium-air battery design

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Simulations at the ALCF contributed to a new lithium-air battery design that maintains high performance over many charge and discharge cycles.

Mar 26, 2018

Atomic lattice crystal seamlessly sewn together to make atomically thin fabrics


Scientists with the University of Chicago and Cornell University revealed a technique to “sew” two patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to create atomically-thin fabrics. The team used Mira to explore the behavior of the materials at the atomic level.

Mar 22, 2018

Argonne helps to develop all-new lithium-air batteries


As part of the development of a new lithium-air battery, researchers used ALCF computing resources to perform basic science computational studies that revealed how the system operates in air and what factors contribute to its improved cycling stability.

Mar 21, 2018

Chasing Storms through Terabytes of Data

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The Toolkit for Extreme Climate Analysis (TECA) was developed to detect and track tropical cyclones and other extreme weather events in terabyte-sized computer simulations. In one study, a research team from Lawrence Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratories used TECA on the ALCF's Mira system...

Mar 9, 2018

HPCWire's People to Watch 2018


Argonne's Rick Stevens is named to HPCwire's annual list of People to Watch.