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Jun 21, 2016

China’s New Supercomputer Puts the US Even Further Behind


This week, the China’s Sunway TaihuLight officially became the fastest supercomputer in the world. TaihuLight is faster than anything scheduled to come online in the US until 2018, when three Department of Energy sites will each receive a machine expected to range from 150 to 200 petaflops. ALCF...

Jun 21, 2016

Argonne National Lab Celebrates 70 Years of Cutting-Edge Research

Chicago Tonight

Video: Since its creation in 1946, Argonne National Laboratory has been at the forefront of scientific research. Lab director Peter Littlewood joins us to discuss 70 years of scientific discovery.

This year, the lab celebrates its 70th...

Jun 21, 2016

What Knights Landing Is Not


Intel's James Reinders writes about the newest member of the Intel Xeon Phi family, code named Knights Landing. ALCF's next-generation system, Theta, will be powered by Knights Landing.

Jun 20, 2016

Cray Boosts Performance of Its Flagship Cray XC Supercomputers and High Performance Storage Systems

Yahoo! Finance

Cray is a leader in deploying supercomputers with the new Intel Xeon Phi processor, and several top supercomputing centers have already signed large contracts for Cray XC supercomputers with Intel's new processor. These early systems include the "Theta" system at the DOE's Argonne Leadership...

Jun 10, 2016

Paul Messina on the New ECP Exascale Computing Project


Argonne Distinguished Fellow Paul Messina has been tapped to lead the Exascale Computing Project, heading a team with representation from the six major participating DOE national laboratories: Argonne, Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge and Sandia.

Jun 8, 2016

Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project

Argonne National Laboratory

The exascale initiative has an ambitious goal: to develop supercomputers a hundred times more powerful than today's systems.

That's the kind of speed that can help scientists make serious breakthroughs in solar and sustainable energy technology, weather forecasting, batteries and more....

Jun 6, 2016

3D simulations peer inside stars as they explode and die


Astronomers are attempting to simulate what happens during violent supernovas in a bid to learn more about how stars die. Using software called Mira, the researchers are performing large-scale...

Jun 3, 2016

The violent death throes of a supernova revealed

Daily Mail

Michigan State University researcher Sean Couch is leading an effort to use Mira, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's (ALCF's) 10-petaflops supercomputer, to carry out some of the largest and most detailed three-dimensional (3-D) simulations ever performed of core-collapse supernovas....

Jun 1, 2016

Argonne-developed technology for achieving superlubricity wins 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award

Argonne National Laboratory

On May 22, an Argonne-developed lubrication technology received a TechConnect National Innovation Award at TechConnect's annual World Innovation Conference and Expo. For a portion of the research, the team used ALCF computing resources to simulate the material.

May 31, 2016

Video: Developing, Configuring, Building, and Deploying HPC Software


In the second session in a series of webinars on best practices for HPC software developers, Argonne's Barry Smith presents: Developing, Configuring, Building, and Deploying HPC Software. The webinar series a joint effort of the ALCF, the IDEAS software productivity project, NERSC, and the OLCF...