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Nov 14, 2014

Panel lays out top 10 list of exascale computing hurdles


Building a computer that solves scientific problems a thousand times faster than the best ones available today is harder than just making it bigger.

Nearly every core component will have to change to create a practical exascale computer – one capable of a million trillion, or 1018...

Nov 7, 2014

A Q&A with Paul Messina, ALCF Director of Science

Scientific Computing

Highly motivated to organize the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Paul Messina reflects on what makes the program unique and a can’t-miss opportunity for the next generation of HPC scientists.

Nov 4, 2014

Video: Exascale, Data and Biology


In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Rick Stevens from Argonne presents: Exascale, Data and Biology.

Oct 24, 2014

Final Teams Announced for the 2014 Intel® Parallel Universe Computing Challenge


Intel announced today the competition schedule and the final selection of teams who will participate in the second annual Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (...

Oct 23, 2014

The Exascale Revolution


The post-petascale era is marked by systems with far greater parallelism and architectural complexity. Failing some game-changing innovation, crossing the next 1000x performance barrier will be more challenging than previous efforts. At the 2014 Argonne National Laboratory Training Program on...

Oct 23, 2014

Models help materials give electrons the slip


As the U.S. power grid strains under growing demand from urban population centers, it’s become vital to efficiently transmit electricity from distant, often rural sources.

High-voltage, direct current, copper cables move more electricity with less waste heat than today’s alternating...

Oct 16, 2014

Lockheed May Have Announced A Big Breakthrough But They Aren't The Only Lab Working On Nuclear Fusion

Business Insider

Power generated from nuclear fusion is one of those alternative energy sources that companies have been eyeing for decades. Facilities in the US, Europe, Russia, and Japan are pushing forward...

Oct 13, 2014

The Great Climate Model


We really need a more robust climate model that can capture the details we want to predict what will happen to us over the next hundred years. Our present models just aren’t up to the task.

We need a Great Climate Model.

The national laboratories of the Department of ...

Oct 8, 2014

Designing future cities

Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. In the future, such tools could...

Oct 6, 2014

HPC Luminaries to Celebrate 20 Years of Beowulf Oct. 13-14


ALCF Director of Science Paul Messina will be among those speaking at a workshop to mark the anniversary of the introduction of commodity, or “Beowulf” clusters, an architectural approach to creating parallel computers using commodity components and open source system software.