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Apr 21, 2015

Filling in the Standard Model with a Boost from Computing

ASCR Discovery

For decades, giant accelerators have used radio frequency (RF) waves to push elementary particles to near light speeds. The particles’ collisions, at increasingly stupendous energy levels, have created enough suspected but previously unidentified kinds of matter to fill all major blanks in the...

Apr 20, 2015

Application Readiness at the DOE, Part III: Argonne Ramps Up Early Science Program


In our third and final video from the HPC User Forum panel (The Who-What-When of Getting Applications Ready to Run On, And Across, Office of Science Next-Gen Leadership Computing Systems),Tim Williams dives into the Early Science Program (ESP) being ramped up at the Argonne Leadership Computing...

Apr 14, 2015

Enabling the Next Generation of High-Performance Computing

Intel Chip Chat

Paul Messina, the Director of Science at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory stops by to talk about the leading edge scientific research taking place at the Argonne National Laboratory. He announces how the Aurora system, in partnership with Intel and Cray, will...

Apr 14, 2015

Argonne Getting 180 PF Machine as Supercomputer Race Heats Up

Forward Thinking

One of the more interesting stories of the past few weeks is the new supercomputer that Argonne National Laboratory will be getting as part of a $200 million grant from the Department of Energy. It is expected to have a peak performance of 180 petaflops, or quadrillions of floating point...

Apr 12, 2015

Intel to build $200 million Supercomputer for US Department of Energy


Santa Clara, California headquartered Intel Inc. has been awarded a contract by US Department of Energy to produce two Supercomputers. The Supercomputers would be based at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

Apr 10, 2015

Ask Me Anything with Mike Papka and Susan Coghlan


Hi, I am Susan Coghlan, and I am Mike Papka. We work at the Argonne Computing Leadership Facility (ALCF) at Argonne National Laboratory. The ALCF houses one of the world's fastest supercomputers, Mira, and the Department of Energy just awarded us $200 m to build the next generation supercomputer...

Apr 10, 2015

U.S. Department Of Energy Awards $200 Million For Next- Generation Supercomputer At Argonne National Laboratory

Breaking Energy

Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing exascale computing.  The announcement was made alongside leaders from Argonne National Laboratory and...

Apr 10, 2015

Money for supercomputer coming to Argonne

Chicago Tribune

The U.S. Department of Energy is investing $200 million to bring to Argonne National Laboratory by 2018 a new supercomputer that is...

Apr 9, 2015

Intel, Cray Picked for $200 Million Supercomputer Project

Wall Street Journal

Intel Corp. has been selected as the prime contractor to supply what could be the world’s fastest supercomputer, collaborating with Cray Inc. on a $200 million Energy Department project for Argonne National Laboratory that uses some previously undisclosed chip technology.

Apr 9, 2015

U.S. Department of Energy Selects Intel to Deliver Nation’s Most Powerful Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory


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