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Dec 15, 2015

Argonne National Lab Simulation Tracks the Evolution of the Universe

Chicago Tonight

Argonne researcher and ALCF user, Katrin Heitmann, was interviewed by Chicago Tonight to discuss her team’s work on running one of the most complex simulations of the evolution of the universe ever created.

Dec 14, 2015

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: A Key Part of HPC Scalable Systems Framework

Scientific Computing

Joe Yaworski, Intel Director of Fabric Marketing for the HPC Group, recently discussed the recent Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) product announcement. One of the first instantiations of that new generation of supercomputers will be Aurora, a powerhouse with a peak performance of 180...

Dec 4, 2015

Migrating Toward Advanced Scale Computing: Overcoming Paralysis

Enterprise Tech

If it’s true that only 10 percent of U.S. manufacturers have adopted advanced scale computing, it’s also true that 100 percent of the C-suite members of those companies are aware that HPC technology can deliver significance product design competitive advantage. They also have the gnawing...

Dec 2, 2015

Supercomputing 15: Bigger Changes on the Horizon

Forward Thinking

Although it appears that high-performance computing is in a bit of a lull, it is a market poised for some big changes in the year to come. Intel and Cray are building a new machine called the Aurora based on the forthcoming Knights Hill Intel Xeon Phi processors for The Argonne Leadership...

Dec 2, 2015

Argonne artist aids discovery

Science Node

You can always count on the scientific visualization showcase at the Supercomputing conference to give you a thrill, and this year did not disappoint. The showcase...

Dec 1, 2015

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization


Jim Jeffers, Engineering Manager & PE, Visualization Engineering at Intel, makes the case for CPU-based Software Defined Visualization using an ALCF-created visualization as an example to support his arguement.

Nov 24, 2015

Setting a Path for the Next-Generation of High-Performance Computing Architecture


At SC15, Intel talked about some transformational high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and the architecture—Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF). Intel describes Intel SSF as “an advanced architectural approach for simplifying the procurement, deployment, and management of HPC...

Nov 20, 2015

Physicists get a supercomputing boost


An international team of scientists has made the first ever calculation of an effect called direct charge-parity violation—or CP violation—a difference between the decay of matter particles and of their antimatter counterparts. They made their calculation using the Blue Gene/Q supercomputers at...

Nov 16, 2015

INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research Projects


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core-hours on America’s two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to...

Nov 12, 2015

Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework


Linux has long ruled supercomputing. In the latest TOP500 supercomputer ranking, 97 percent of the world's fastest supercomputers...