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Dec 2, 2015

Supercomputing 15: Bigger Changes on the Horizon

Forward Thinking

Although it appears that high-performance computing is in a bit of a lull, it is a market poised for some big changes in the year to come. Intel and Cray are building a new machine called the Aurora based on the forthcoming Knights Hill Intel Xeon Phi processors for The Argonne Leadership...

Dec 2, 2015

Argonne artist aids discovery

Science Node

You can always count on the scientific visualization showcase at the Supercomputing conference to give you a thrill, and this year did not disappoint. The showcase...

Dec 1, 2015

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization


Jim Jeffers, Engineering Manager & PE, Visualization Engineering at Intel, makes the case for CPU-based Software Defined Visualization using an ALCF-created visualization as an example to support his arguement.

Nov 24, 2015

Setting a Path for the Next-Generation of High-Performance Computing Architecture


At SC15, Intel talked about some transformational high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and the architecture—Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF). Intel describes Intel SSF as “an advanced architectural approach for simplifying the procurement, deployment, and management of HPC...

Nov 20, 2015

Physicists get a supercomputing boost


An international team of scientists has made the first ever calculation of an effect called direct charge-parity violation—or CP violation—a difference between the decay of matter particles and of their antimatter counterparts. They made their calculation using the Blue Gene/Q supercomputers at...

Nov 16, 2015

INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research Projects


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core-hours on America’s two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to...

Nov 12, 2015

Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework


Linux has long ruled supercomputing. In the latest TOP500 supercomputer ranking, 97 percent of the world's fastest supercomputers...

Nov 8, 2015

Video: Chapel – Productive, Multiresolution Parallel Programming


In this video from the recent Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Brad Chamberlain from Cray presents: ...

Nov 5, 2015

Mira is First Supercomputer to Simulate Large Hadron Collider Experiments


Argonne physicists are using Mira to perform simulations of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments with a leadership-class supercomputer for the first time, shedding light on a path forward for interpreting future LHC data. Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) helped...

Nov 4, 2015

Tackling the Large Hadron Collider’s Big Data Challenge

Scientific Computing

To help tackle the considerable challenge of interpreting the Large Hadron Collider's massive amount of data, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory are demonstrating the potential of simulating collision events with Mira, a 10-petaflops IBM Blue...