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Mar 30, 2017

Argonne National Lab Lead Details Exascale Balancing Act

The Next Platform

At a recent talk, Argonne's Paul Messina, director of the Exascale Computing Project for the DOE, presented a broad range of issues related to building and deploying future exascale systems in support of science, technology, and national security.

Mar 24, 2017

Galli Group Analyzes Structure of Salt Water from First Principles

The University of Chicago

Alex Gaiduk, an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Galli Group, along with Liew Family Professor Giulia Galli, recently published a new paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters on the effects that dissolved salts have on the structure of water. The researchers used ALCF computing...

Mar 23, 2017

Chipping Away

Deixis Online

Hal Finkel – lead for compiler technology and programming languages at the ALCF – is exploring using field-programmable gate arrays for scientific HPC in collaboration with Kazutomo Yoshii and Franck Cappello from Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division.

Mar 20, 2017

Video: How Smart is a Supercomputer?


In this video from The Good Stuff program, ALCF Director of Science Katherine Riley describes what a supercomputer really is and how Argonne uses high performance computing to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

Mar 10, 2017

Calculations on Supercomputers Help Reveal the Physics of the Universe


Argonne researchers have developed a framework that is capable of making predictive calculations about particle interactions that conform almost exactly to experimental data. This new approach relies on supercomputing and could be used to describe new physics and particles.

Mar 1, 2017

How Smart is a Supercomputer?

The Good Stuff

In this video from The Good Stuff, the ALCF's Katherine Riley discusses supercomputers and how they are helping to solve challenging scientific problems.

Feb 23, 2017

Exascale Leaders on Next Horizons in Supercomputing

The Next Platform

ALCF Director of Science Katherine Riley View participated in a panel at SC16, where she and other experts discussed challenges to designing new machines, meeting the needs of science applications, and considerations for memory, storage, fabric, and software components. This article is a summary...

Feb 17, 2017

Advanced fusion code led by PPPL selected to participate in Early Science Programs on three new DOE Office of Science pre-exascale supercomputers

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy high-performance computer sites have selected a dynamic fusion code, called XGC, for optimization on three powerful new supercomputers. XGC, a code for simulating the behavior of transport barrier particles, was one of only three codes selected to participate in Early...

Feb 7, 2017

Supercomputers for Quantum Computers

DOE Office of Science

Using supercomputers, scientists from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory predicted possible new qubits built out of strained aluminum nitride. Moreover, the scientists showed that certain newly developed qubits in silicon carbide have unusually long lifetimes.

Feb 7, 2017

Argonne Annouces Early Science Projects for Aurora Supercomputer


The ALCF has selected 10 computational science and engineering research projects for its Aurora Early Science Program starting this month.