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Aug 16, 2016

Energy Department to invest $16 million in computer design of materials


Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers.

Two four-year projects—one team led by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the other team led by DOE’s...

Aug 8, 2016

Argonne Discovery Yields Self-Healing Diamond-Like Carbon


Scientific Computing

Argonne scientists recently discovered a revolutionary diamond-like film that is generated by the heat and pressure of an automotive engine. To provide the theoretical understanding of what they were seeing in experiments, the research team turned to the immense computing power of ALCF's 10-...

Aug 5, 2016

Oil change, shmoil change: Argonne creates regenerating engine coating


Chicago Tribune

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new coating that could make engines much more durable — and maybe let drivers go longer between oil changes.

The coating interacts with engine oil to create a film that helps protect the moving parts of the engine from wear and...

Aug 5, 2016

Argonne Supercomputing Resources Aid New Discovery


HPCWire

Fans of Superman surely recall how the Man of Steel used immense heat and pressure generated by his bare hands to form a diamond out of a lump of coal.

The tribologists – scientists who study friction, wear, and lubrication – and computational materials scientists at the U.S. Department...

Aug 5, 2016

Argonne Discovers Self-healing Diamond-like Carbon


InsideHPC
Fans of Superman surely recall how the Man of Steel used immense heat and pressure generated by his bare hands to form a diamond out of a lump of coal.

The tribologists – scientists who study friction, wear, and lubrication – and computational materials...

Jul 28, 2016

Ames Laboratory Ph.D. Student is awarded Margaret Butler Fellowship


Ames Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University PhD student Colleen Bertoni has been named this year’s recipient of the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.

Bertoni will spend 2017 at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE user...

Jul 20, 2016

HPC revs up engine designs


ASCR Discovery

An Argonne National Laboratory team is combining software innovations with supercomputing advances to jump-start internal-combustion engine designs in the name of conservation.

“Even with the push toward electrification in the automotive sector, it’s estimated that there are over 200...

Jul 19, 2016

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Program at Argonne


InsideHPC

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is now accepting proposals for its Aurora Early Science Program (ESP) through September 2, 2016. Aurora is a pre-exascale supercomputer expected to...

Jul 12, 2016

Dreaming Of 100 Exaflops In 2030


The Next Platform

In a recent talk at the ISC16 supercomputing conference in Germany, Al Gara, chief architect for exascale computing at Intel, spoke about the quest to attain 100 exaflops within the next 15 years. Argonne's next-generation supercomputer Aurora, which is based on Intel’s future “Knights Hill”...

Jul 11, 2016

Argonne Ushers in the New Supercomputer


WBEZ

Argonne National Laboratory is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The science and engineering research center has had a prominent place in historical research developments. They’re currently in the process of installing a new supercomputer, Theta. Katherine Riley, Director of Science for the...

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