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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

New discovery may help engineers design quieter jet airplanes

Space Daily

Researchers from the University of Minnesota report in Physics of Fluids, from AIP Publishing, the development of a new approach to studying turbulence in jets. Their approach led to the discovery of new coherent modes - parts of the fluid that flow in predictable patterns - associated with the...

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...

Apr 27, 2016

Supercomputer Simulates Up to 10,000 Engine Designs at a Time

Machine Design

When considering engine designs, certain extensive variables and configurations influence performance. While current simulation software offers proficient tools for preliminary design testing, generating more than 100 simulations can take up to several weeks. Ultimately, it costs a company...

Apr 25, 2016

Computing that goes to extremes: course teaches students how computing power can solve complex problems

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A group of Harvard students got some help with their homework from an unlikely source: the world's fifth most powerful supercomputer.

The students, enrolled in “Extreme Computing: Project-based High Performance Distributed and Parallel Systems” (AC 290r), a new course at the...

Apr 19, 2016

Joliet student club visits national laboratory to learn STEM careers for women

The Herald-News

Students with Fearless Females Z Club from Joliet Central High School recently visited Argonne National Laboratory to attend the Science Careers in Search of Women conference. At one of the tours, the students learned about Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world, which can calculate...

Apr 11, 2016

Argonne VERIFI team improves code to enable up to 10K simultaneous engine simulations

Green Car Congress

A team of scientists and engineers with the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) at Argonne National Laboratory recently completed development of engineering simulation code and workflows that will allow as many as 10,000 engine simulations to be conducted...

Apr 8, 2016

Multiyear Simulation Study Provides Breakthrough in Membrane Protein Research


Over the past decade, University of Chicago professor and INCITE investigator Benoît Roux has made great strides in biochemistry using Argonne Leadership Computing Facility resources. One of his recent discoveries fills in essential information inaccessible to experimentalists, and potentially...

Apr 1, 2016

INCITE Seeking Proposals to Advance Science and Engineering at U.S. Leadership Computing Facilities


From April 13 to June 24, INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) centers located at Oak Ridge and Argonne...

Apr 1, 2016

ALCF Data Science Program Targets Big Data Problems

Scientific Computing

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science user facility, is now accepting proposals for the 2016 ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). The new initiative is targeted at big data science problems that require the scale and performance of leadership resources.