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Aug 6, 2015

Argonne Selects Theta Supercomputer Early Science Projects


insideHPC

Today the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) announced the selection of six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer.

Aug 6, 2015

ALCF Selects Projects for Theta Early Science Program


Scientific Computing

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, has selected six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new...

Aug 3, 2015

Future Systems: Intel Ponders Breaking Up The CPU


The Platform

Al Gara, chief exascale architect at Intel and one of the designers of IBM’s BlueGene family of massively parallel supercomputers, spoke about re-architecting the compute complex of future HPC systems to accommodate new kinds of high bandwidth memory without having to sacrifice performance,...

Jul 31, 2015

Scientists curve nanoparticle sheets into complex forms


Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists have never been able to get a sheet of nanoparticles to curve or fold into a complex three-dimensional structure. However, Argonne scientists team recently got membranes of gold nanoparticles coated with organic molecules to curl into tubes when hit with an electron beam.

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Jul 28, 2015

Tall Stepping Stones for One of Next Top U.S. Supercomputers


The Platform

Although the Top 500 list of supercomputers has come to something of a standstill in the last few incarnations of the bi-annual benchmark, the next few years will provide...

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

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 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...

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