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Nov 15, 2016

INCITE Program Awards 5.78 Billion Hours to 55 Computational Research Projects


HPCWire

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. These awards allocate the multi-petascale computing resources at Argonne and Oak...

Nov 14, 2016

Inside Six of the Newest Top 20 Supercomputers


The Next Platform

The latest listing of the Top 500 rankings of the world’s most powerful supercomputers has just been released. Theta, Argonne's coming Cray/Intel system, ranked 18th.

Nov 14, 2016

Cray’s new XC50 supercomputer hits one petaflop of computing in a single cabinet


TechCrunch

Cray has announced a new SC40 supercomputer system named Theta will be constructed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. 

Nov 10, 2016

Exascale Computing Project Awards $34 Million for Software Development


insideHPC

Today the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations.

Nov 10, 2016

Exascale Computing Project Awards $34 Million for Software Development


HPCWire

 The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations.

Oct 31, 2016

Beyond Silicon: Squeezing More Out of Chips


New York TImes

ALCF staff member Hal Finkel along with colleagues from Argonne, Rice University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published research demonstrating how a programming technique for an Intel microprocessor chip uses significantly less power to accomplish the same work.

Oct 28, 2016

Cray and Intel Double Down on Next-gen HPC Systems


insideHPC

In this special guest feature, Jane Glasser writes that Cray is winning new business with its Cray XC Series systems featuring the Intel Xeon Phi processor.

They were two companies born about the same time in different neighborhoods. They attacked the same problems using very...

Oct 20, 2016

Awesome internships


Northern Illinois University

As far as internship experiences go, it doesn’t get much better than this. A national laboratory with a storied history. Projects on the cutting-edge of science. Collaborations with scientists who are off-the-chart smart. This was the setting for eight NIU computer science students who interned...

Oct 20, 2016

Kitware Prepares SC16 Presentation on In Situ Simulation Run


HPCWire

Kitware will deliver a presentation that provides insight on the largest-known in situ simulation run at its booth at SC16. The run employed a 6.3 billion-cell unstructured grid and used 32,768 out of 49,152 nodes on Mira, the ALCF's IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer.

Oct 17, 2016

ALCF Summer Student Projects Tackle Real-World Problems


HPCWire

Dominique Hoskin took an important first step towards a future career in designing commercial aircrafts by spending his summer working with high-performance computing (HPC) codes at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

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