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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...

May 19, 2016

Slimming Down Supercomputers

DOE Office of Science

Scientists curb the energy appetite of the nation’s “answer machines.” At the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility in Illinois, supercomputing systems like Mira and its cohorts take on cooling directly. Instead of first chilling a stream of air and then puffing it into the computer's racks,...

May 19, 2016

Video: Best Practices in HPC Software Development


In the first session in a series of webinars on best practices for HPC software developers, Argonne's Anshu Dubey presents "What All Codes Should Do: Overview of Best Practices in HPC Software Development." The webinar series a joint effort of the ALCF, the IDEAS software productivity project,...

May 18, 2016

Infant cosmos

ASCR Discovery

With an INCITE award at the ALCF, Fermilab's Nickolay Gnedin and his colleagues are developing their Cosmic Reionization On Computers (CROC) project. CROC’s main mission, Gnedin says: “to model the signal that telescopes like the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) will measure, to serve as a...

May 5, 2016

Peta-Exa-Zetta: Robert Wisniewski and the Growth of Compute Power


InsideHPC profiles Intel's Robert Wisniewski, the Chief Software Architect for CORAL, the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Livermore.

May 5, 2016

Core data

ASCR Discovery

Argonne National Laboratory researchers are applying the power of high-performance computing, combined with sophisticated experiments, to refine plans sodium-cooled fast reactors. The team is using Mira to get a sharper picture of the turbulent eddies that form as sodium metal flows around fuel...

May 4, 2016

Supercomputing van der Waals Forces on Mira


Researchers are using the Mira supercomputer to validate a new “wave-like” model of the van der Waals force—a weak attraction that has strong ties to function and stability in materials and biological systems.

May 3, 2016

Scientists challenge conventional wisdom to improve predictions of the bootstrap current

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Using Mira, researchers from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have challenged understanding of a key element in fusion plasmas. At issue has been an accurate prediction of the size of the “bootstrap current” — a self-generating electric current — and an understanding of what carries...