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Jan 11, 2017

Supercomputers To Provide More Reliable Wind Forecasts


Researchers utilizing ALCF supercomputers are hoping to deliver more precise and accurate wind forecasts in regions with complex terrain in an effort to help utility operators make more accurate predictions of when wind energy will be available on the grid.

Dec 9, 2016

U.S. Bumps Exascale Timeline, Focuses on Novel Architectures for 2021

The Next Platform

As Paul Messina, Argonne National Lab Distinguished Fellow and head of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) tells The Next Platform, the roadmap to an exascale capable machine is on a seven-year, versus ten-year track, at least in terms of system delivery.

Dec 9, 2016

Enlisting Deep Learning in the War on Cancer


The Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer, supported in part by DOE exascale funding, not only seeks to do good by advancing cancer research and therapy but also to advance deep learning capabilities and infrastructure with an eye towards eventual use on exascale machines....

Dec 9, 2016

US Exascale Computing Update with Paul Messina


Around the world, efforts are ramping up to cross the next major computing threshold with machines that are 50-100x more performant than today’s fastest number crunchers. Earlier this year, the United States announced its goal to stand up two capable exascale machines by 2023 as part of the...

Dec 8, 2016

Training a new generation of supercomputer users

SIGHPC Education Blog

ALCF's Marta Garcia discusses how the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is preparing a new generation of researchers to use supercomputers for computational science and engineering.

Dec 6, 2016

OpenHPC Pedal Put To The Compute Metal

The Next Platform

OpenHPC is the open source software stack aimed at simulation and modeling workloads that was spearheaded by Intel a year ago. It is expected to emerge first on the “Aurora” supercomputer that Intel is building with Cray for Argonne National Laboratory for delivery in 2018.

Dec 6, 2016

Lighting up Aurora


This article is the first in a series that goes behind the scenes to explore the making of the forthcoming Aurora supercomputer. We’ll share what we learned in interviews with more than a dozen Intel technologists, plus insights from individuals at Cray and the DOE’s Argonne Leadership Computing...

Nov 21, 2016

Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate

Argonne National Laboratory
Nov 21, 2016

DOE awards 6 billion core hours for HPC research

Scientific Computing World
Nov 16, 2016

Supercomputers’ Pit Crews

DOE Office of Science

Like the world's best pit crews, groups of highly trained scientists make sure everything works together at the supercomputers available through the Department of Energy's Office of Science. Like their NASCAR counterparts, these crews get the best possible performance from the custom-built...