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May 18, 2016

Infant cosmos


ASCR Discovery

With an INCITE award at the ALCF, Fermilab's Nickolay Gnedin and his colleagues are developing their Cosmic Reionization On Computers (CROC) project. CROC’s main mission, Gnedin says: “to model the signal that telescopes like the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) will measure, to serve as a...

May 5, 2016

Core data


ASCR Discovery

Argonne National Laboratory researchers are applying the power of high-performance computing, combined with sophisticated experiments, to refine plans sodium-cooled fast reactors. The team is using Mira to get a sharper picture of the turbulent eddies that form as sodium metal flows around fuel...

May 5, 2016

Peta-Exa-Zetta: Robert Wisniewski and the Growth of Compute Power


insideHPC

InsideHPC profiles Intel's Robert Wisniewski, the Chief Software Architect for CORAL, the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Livermore.

May 4, 2016

Supercomputing van der Waals Forces on Mira


insideHPC

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

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...

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...

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...

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