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Apr 9, 2015

Future Intel Chips Shine in 180 Petaflops Argonne Supercomputer


The Platform

For the first time in over twenty years of supercomputing history, a chipmaker, as opposed to a systems vendor, has been awarded the contract to build a leading-edge national computing resource. This machine, expected to reach a peak performance of 180 petaflops, will provide massive compute...

Apr 9, 2015

Last But Not Least: Argonne’s $200 Million Supercomputing Award


HPCWire

A supercomputer named Aurora is on track to become the fastest system in the United States and possibly the world. Just a few hours ago, DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc. had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops...

Apr 8, 2015

ESnet Weathers the Flood of Big Data in Climate Research


Newswise

ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, is the Internet connection you wish you had – but it is so much more. It is a high performance network created for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC), to speed discoveries and innovations by connecting scientists at national labs,...

Apr 1, 2015

Scientists use Mira to discover needle in zeolite haystack


International Science Grid This Week

Zeolites — yet another thing you never knew you were so dependent on.

From cat litter, to laundry detergent, to helping engines work more efficiently, zeolites are everywhere. Scientists recently enlisted the Mira supercomputer at the Department...

Mar 31, 2015

Mira sheds light on mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors


Scientific Computing

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductor

Mar 30, 2015

Researchers use Mira to peer inside high-temperature superconductors


Phys.org

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors.

As part of the project...

Mar 18, 2015

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing


EurekAlert!

Using Mira, 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...

Mar 16, 2015

Shape-shifting nanorods transfer heat differently


Controlled Environments

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale cause nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles. For part of the work, they turned to the field of molecular...

Mar 12, 2015

Argonne’s Paul Messina on Training for Extreme-Scale


HPCwire

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), discusses the primary objectives, curriculum and importance of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), now in its third year.

HPCwire: Can you give us an overview of...

Mar 6, 2015

Mira Supercomputer Propels High-Intensity Beam Science


HPCwire

As CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prepares to restart this March, a team of Fermilab physicists are using powerful Department of Energy supercomputing resources to reduce the risks and costs associated with producing these high intensity particle beams.

Led by Fermilab physicist James...

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