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Jan 28, 2015

Greening the World’s Most Ubiquitous Building Material


HPCwire

As part of a recent study, scientists from the the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the University of Strasbourg and Sika Corporation ran advanced simulations on Argonne Leadership Computing Facility supercomputers to explore methods for achieving less energy-intensive concrete...

Jan 26, 2015

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing


Discover - University of Minnesota

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost savings in these...

Jan 23, 2015

Predicting Concrete Flow Properties from Simple Measurements


Scientific Computing

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study using Argonne Leadership Computing Facility supercomputers has led to a new way to predict concrete’s flow properties from simple measurements.

Jan 21, 2015

Supercomputer Simulations Yield Method for Predicting Behavior of New Concrete Formulas


NIST

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Strasbourg and Sika Corporation using ALCF computing...

Jan 20, 2015

DOE computing jobs beg for applicants, study finds


ASCR Discovery

The demand for advanced scientific computing experts far outstrips the supply of well-trained computer scientists to fill those needs. To address this workforce gap, the DOE’s Office of Science asked the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) last year to identify the potential...

Jan 13, 2015

Glenview teen breaking down barriers for women in computing


Chicago Tribune

Lauren Ribordy has several theories as to why women are not better represented in the field of computer science. But the 18-year-old senior at Glenbrook South High School is fully committed to changing that.

In mid-November, Ribordy, a Glenview resident, competed alongside five...

Jan 8, 2015

Utah University Turns to HPC for Safer Explosives Transport


HPCwire

In 2005, a semi-truck caught the nation’s attention when it crashed and caught fire, igniting 35,000 pounds of explosives it was carrying through Utah’s Spanish Fork Canyon. To shed light on the mechanism that caused the chain reaction and help prevent future...

Jan 8, 2015

Utah researchers using computer modelling to improve explosives safety


Minning Innovation News

Researchers from the University of Utah are using scientific modelling to investigate how to maximise safety with explosive handling in the mining industry and gain further...

Jan 7, 2015

Large-scale 3-D Simulations Aim at Safer Transport of Explosives


Scientific Computing

Researchers from the University of Utah are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to recreate the 2005 explosion virtually. Led by Professor Martin Berzins, the research team is performing large-scale 3-D...

Dec 16, 2014

Silver particles improve performance of battery material


Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are working to create an electric car battery that is smaller, cheaper and allows drivers to go farther on a charge. Using Mira, Materials scientist Larry Curtiss is part of an Argonne team working on a new battery...

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