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Sep 25, 2015

New 'stealth dark matter' theory may explain mystery of the universe


R&D Magazine

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have come up with a new theory that may identify why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based experiments.

A group of national particle physicists known as the Lattice Strong Dynamics Collaboration, led by a Lawrence...

Sep 24, 2015

Novel scalable software helps in silico discovery of materials for energy


Argonne National Laboratory

Software that greatly improves the accuracy and efficiency of calculations of materials' properties from basic quantum principles has been released by scientists at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Already in use by groups domestically...

Sep 23, 2015

Novel scalable software helps in silico discovery of materials for energy


PhysOrg

Software that greatly improves the accuracy and efficiency of calculations of materials' properties from basic quantum principles has been released by scientists at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

Already in use by...

Sep 17, 2015

Costly crumbling


ASCR Discovery

James Kermode, assistant professor of engineering at the University of Warwick, is leading a study using Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, to simulate the many ways silica crumbles. The long-term goal is to understand fractures thoroughly and then...

Sep 15, 2015

MeV Summer School prepares next-generation nuclear scientists


Argonne National Laboratory

The Modeling, Experimentation and Validation, or MeV, Summer School is an annual 10-day program that provides early-career nuclear engineers with advanced studies in modeling, experimentation and validation of nuclear reactor design. As part of the program, participants toured the Argonne...

Sep 14, 2015

ALCF’s Paul Messina on the Code Optimization Path to Exascale


HPCWire

Having exascale hardware is only the beginning: mathematical models, algorithms, and how they are implemented need to be modified to use the hardware efficiently.

Sep 4, 2015

Extreme-Scale Computing Scholars Share their Experiences


Scientific Computing

Six ATPESC participants reflect on their experience and how it will impact their future.

Sep 3, 2015

ALCF Summer Program Offers Unique Experience


HPCWire

Comprising one half of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Leadership Computing Facility, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) operates a supercomputer 10 to 100 times more powerful than the typical research computing system and puts it to work solving the world’s largest and most...

Sep 1, 2015

Observations on the Evolution of HPC Environments


Scientific Computing

ALCF Director of Science Paul Messina discusses the challenges involved in building and using affordable exascale computers.

Aug 25, 2015

DOE Pushes Boundaries of Computing in Engine Simulations


Product Design & Development

When you're trying to understand the complex inner workings of a virtual engine, with its millions of variables and untold number of uncertainties, the most important horsepower number isn't the one under the hood; it's the one in the computer rack next door.

Researchers at the ...

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