In the News

Dec 16, 2015

Scientists compose complex math equations to replicate behaviors of Earth systems


anl.gov

Argonne computer scientist, Rob Jacob, discussed the need for supercomputers like Mira to run high-resolution climate models.

Dec 16, 2015

Park Junior High Welcomes Presenter from Argonne National Laboratory for Hour of Code


Chicago Tribune

As a part of the Hour of Code celebration, ALCF's Lisa Childers visited an eighth grade STEM class to teach a hands-on activity modeling writing code.

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


HPCwire

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


InsideHPC

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


Symmetry

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...

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