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Jul 24, 2015

Simulations Reveal Near-Frictionless Material


Tech Briefs

Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory used simulations to identify and improve a new mechanism for reducing friction. The resulting hybrid material exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale.

When the lubricant materials — graphene and diamond-like carbon (DLC) — slid against each...

Jul 23, 2015

Computer Simulations Lead to Production of Material Exhibiting Superlubricity


AZoM

Computer simulations using the Mira supercomputer have helped advance the design for a near-frictionless material.

Jul 22, 2015

Graphene nanoscrolls used in design of near-frictionless material


Nanowerk

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. ALCF researchers helped enable the groundbreaking simulations by overcoming a...

Jul 13, 2015

The Top 500 Supercomputer List is In: China’s Reign Continues


The Platform

This morning the list of the Top 500 fastest, most powerful global supercomputers was released. The list is compiled with results from the LINPACK supercomputing performance benchmark twice each year, once in summer at the annual International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany and again...

Jul 13, 2015

Dynamically Downscaling Climate Models


insideHPC

A research team from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago is using the Mira supercomputer to investigate the effectiveness of dynamically downscaled climate models.

Jul 10, 2015

From global to regional climate models


Scientific Computing

As part of an ongoing study at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, a research team from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago is using supercomputing resources to investigate the effectiveness of dynamically downscaled...

Jul 7, 2015

When electrons cooperate


ASCR Discovery

Remaining uncertainties in the century-plus effort to explain superconductivity and advance its applications has a University of Illinois team of physicists using Mira to grease the skids for its high-temperature variant.

Jul 2, 2015

ALCC Awards 24 Projects 1.7 Billion Core Hours at ALCF


HPCWire

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 24 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

Each year, the ALCC program selects projects with an emphasis on...

Jul 1, 2015

ALCC Challenge Awards 1.7 Billion Core Hours to Science Projects


InsideHPC

Over at Argonne, Jim Collins writes that the U.S. Department of Energy’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC...

Jun 16, 2015

3D potential through laser annihilation


Phys.org

Whether in the pages of H.G. Wells, the serial adventures of Flash Gordon, or that epic science fiction saga that is Star Wars, the appearance of laser beams—or rays or phasers or blasters—ultimately meant the imminent disintegration of our hero or perhaps something a little larger, say, an...

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