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Aug 5, 2016

Argonne Discovers Self-healing Diamond-like Carbon

Fans of Superman surely recall how the Man of Steel used immense heat and pressure generated by his bare hands to form a diamond out of a lump of coal.

The tribologists – scientists who study friction, wear, and lubrication – and computational materials...

Jul 28, 2016

Ames Laboratory Ph.D. Student is awarded Margaret Butler Fellowship

Ames Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University PhD student Colleen Bertoni has been named this year’s recipient of the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.

Bertoni will spend 2017 at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE user...

Jul 20, 2016

HPC revs up engine designs

ASCR Discovery

An Argonne National Laboratory team is combining software innovations with supercomputing advances to jump-start internal-combustion engine designs in the name of conservation.

“Even with the push toward electrification in the automotive sector, it’s estimated that there are over 200...

Jul 19, 2016

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Program at Argonne


The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is now accepting proposals for its Aurora Early Science Program (ESP) through September 2, 2016. Aurora is a pre-exascale supercomputer expected to...

Jul 12, 2016

Dreaming Of 100 Exaflops In 2030

The Next Platform

In a recent talk at the ISC16 supercomputing conference in Germany, Al Gara, chief architect for exascale computing at Intel, spoke about the quest to attain 100 exaflops within the next 15 years. Argonne's next-generation supercomputer Aurora, which is based on Intel’s future “Knights Hill”...

Jul 11, 2016

Argonne Ushers in the New Supercomputer


Argonne National Laboratory is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The science and engineering research center has had a prominent place in historical research developments. They’re currently in the process of installing a new supercomputer, Theta. Katherine Riley, Director of Science for the...

Jul 11, 2016

Podcast: What a Supercomputer Does


In this WBEZ podcast, Katherine Riley from Argonne explains what a supercomputer does. Riley is the Director of Science for the ALCF leading a fantastic team of experts in computational science, performance engineering, visualizations, and data sciences.

Jun 27, 2016

U.S. to have 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018


The DOE, which buys many of the supercomputers used by the U.S. government for scientific research, has three major supercomputers planned for 2018. One of the supercomputers, a Cray and Intel system called Aurora, is due by late 2018, at Argonne National Laboratory.

Jun 21, 2016

Cray Adds Intel Xeon Phi Processor to Flagship Line of Supercomputers


Today Cray introduced new performance breakthroughs that will provide customers with the fastest Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems to date.

The new Intel Xeon Phi processor family, formerly code named “Knights Landing...

Jun 21, 2016

U.S. to have 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018


The U.S. plans to have a supercomputer by early 2018 with roughly double the performance of China's newest and most powerful system. The Chinese system, Sunway TaihuLight, was announced Monday in the...