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Jan 8, 2015

Utah University Turns to HPC for Safer Explosives Transport


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 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...

Dec 14, 2014

Joint effort nabs next wave of US supercomputers


Once locked in an arms race with each other for the fastest supercomputers, US national laboratories are now banding together to buy their next-generation machines.

Dec 11, 2014

IIT Team Among Winners of 48-Hour Student Cluster Competition

IIT Today

An IIT team won part of the SC14 Student Cluster Competition, a real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge in which they ran high-performance applications/benchmarks on a cluster computer built with sponsors including Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Intel, NVIDIA, and Mellanox. The competition...

Dec 8, 2014

Argonne, Convergent and Cummins cooperate to discover the secrets of fuel injectors

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, Ill. – In the swirling, churning fireball at the heart of every internal combustion engine, complexity reigns supreme.

Valves and pistons lunge up and down at thousands of feet per second, pressure spikes to peak levels in an instant and sprays of fuel spread...

Dec 3, 2014

Argonne Researchers Demonstrate Extraordinary Throughput at SC14

Scientific Computing
A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and DataDirect Networks (DDN) moved 65 terabytes of data in under just 100 minutes at a recent supercomputing conference. Typically, two days are needed to move this volume of data between...
Nov 21, 2014

Faster supercomputer coming to Argonne

Suburban Life

Argonne National Laboratory is slated to get a faster supercomputer.

Government officials announced Friday that Argonne, located near Lemont and Woodridge, is one of three national laboratories that will get supercomputers.

The new technology will "put the nation on a fast-track to...

Nov 20, 2014

Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world

Yahoo Finance

A four-time winner, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, once more took home the title as the world's fastest...

Nov 19, 2014

IIT Computer Science Team Wins IEEE Cluster 2014 Best Paper Award

IIT Today

A team from the IIT Department of Computer Science presented a novel approach to address this challenging problem in their paper “Exploring Void Search for Fault Detection on Extreme Scale Systems,” which won the Best Paper Award at IEEE Cluster 2014, a well-known conference in the field of high...