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Aug 13, 2019

Argonne Supercomputer Accelerates Cancer Prediction Research


In the fight against cancer, early prediction, which drastically improves prognoses, is critical. Now, new research by a team from Northwestern University – and accelerated by supercomputing resources at Argonne National Laboratory – has helped to improve a technique that can enable “extremely...

Aug 13, 2019

AI is the Next Exascale – Rick Stevens on What that Means and Why It’s Important


HPCwire had an opportunity to talk at length with Argonne's Rick Stevens about DOE’s effort to develop a strategy and eventually an implementation plan – an AI for Science Plan, not unlike the Exascale Initiative. It was a wide-ranging conversation touching on: infrastructure needs; constituency...

Aug 11, 2019

Machine Learning Helps Create Detailed, Efficient Models of Water

U.S. Department of Energy

Leveraging ALCF computing resources, an Argonne research team developed machine-learning–based water models that correctly predict water’s key features, such as the melting point of ice.

Aug 8, 2019

Method developed to assess heat distribution in nuclear reactors

Control Engineering

A research team from the U.S. Department of Energy, using a supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, have devised a high-fidelity approach to assess the heat distribution in a nuclear reactor design with fewer or no modeling approximations.

Aug 6, 2019

AI for Science Town Hall Series Kicks off at Argonne


Last week (July 22-23), Argonne National Lab, future home to the Intel-Cray Aurora supercomputer, hosted the first in a series of four AI for Science town hall meetings being convened by Department of Energy laboratories.

Aug 6, 2019

Large Cosmological Simulation to Run on Mira


An extremely large cosmological simulation—among the five most extensive ever conducted—is set to run on Mira this fall and exemplifies the scope of problems addressed on the leadership-class supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory.

Jul 25, 2019

Aurora Supercomputer to Assist in the Fight Against Cancer

Technology Networks

As part of an ALCF Early Science Project, Amanda Randles of Duke University is preparing to leverage the power of exascale computing to advance cancer research when the Aurora supercomputer is delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in 2021.

Jul 25, 2019

UChicago jumpstarts collaborations with national labs in AI, quantum

UChicago News

The University of Chicago is seeding promising projects with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in the emerging fields of artificial intelligence and quantum science. The projects will tackle big questions in neuroscience, climate science, cosmological physics...

Jul 24, 2019

Assessing Progress, Considering ECP’s Enduring Legacy, and More

Exascale Computing Project

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Director Doug Kothe discusses the upcoming arrival of the nation’s first exascale systems and a variety of other topics.

Jul 22, 2019

Supercomputing Complex Materials with QMCPACK


An effort within the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is developing a QMC methods software named QMCPACK to find, predict, and control materials and properties at the quantum level.