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Oct 31, 2016

Beyond Silicon: Squeezing More Out of Chips

New York TImes

ALCF staff member Hal Finkel along with colleagues from Argonne, Rice University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published research demonstrating how a programming technique for an Intel microprocessor chip uses significantly less power to accomplish the same work.

Oct 28, 2016

Cray and Intel Double Down on Next-gen HPC Systems


In this special guest feature, Jane Glasser writes that Cray is winning new business with its Cray XC Series systems featuring the Intel Xeon Phi processor.

They were two companies born about the same time in different neighborhoods. They attacked the same problems using very...

Oct 20, 2016

Awesome internships

Northern Illinois University

As far as internship experiences go, it doesn’t get much better than this. A national laboratory with a storied history. Projects on the cutting-edge of science. Collaborations with scientists who are off-the-chart smart. This was the setting for eight NIU computer science students who interned...

Oct 20, 2016

Kitware Prepares SC16 Presentation on In Situ Simulation Run


Kitware will deliver a presentation that provides insight on the largest-known in situ simulation run at its booth at SC16. The run employed a 6.3 billion-cell unstructured grid and used 32,768 out of 49,152 nodes on Mira, the ALCF's IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer.

Oct 17, 2016

ALCF Summer Student Projects Tackle Real-World Problems


Dominique Hoskin took an important first step towards a future career in designing commercial aircrafts by spending his summer working with high-performance computing (HPC) codes at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

Oct 14, 2016

Cancer’s search engine

ASCR Discovery

Big data isn’t just for e-commerce and search engines anymore. An ambitious collaboration between the Department of Energy and the National Cancer Institute is harnessing decades of cumulative data to make smarter choices about cancer prevention, discovery and treatment.

“We are building...

Oct 3, 2016

Take the Best, Leave the Rest

DOE Office of Science

Fundamental researchers offer new ways to sort molecules for clean energy and more. Narrowing down options to just the best is the task taken up by researchers at the Nanoporous Materials Genome Center at the University of Minnesota. They knew that the challenge was the equivalent of finding a...

Sep 13, 2016

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight

Science Daily

When it comes to water, some materials have a split personality -- and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy.

These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts that are hydrophobic, or water-fearing,...

Sep 8, 2016

Early Science Teams Prepare for Theta at Hands-on Workshop


From Aug. 16-19, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, hosted researchers from its Theta Early Science Program (ESP) for a hands-on workshop to help them port, benchmark, and optimize their applications on the...

Sep 7, 2016

The Exascale Computing Project Awards $39.8M to 22 Projects


The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) hit an important milestone today with the announcement of its first round of funding, moving the nation closer to its goal of reaching capable exascale computing by 2023.