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Jul 19, 2016

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Program at Argonne


The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is now accepting proposals for its Aurora Early Science Program (ESP) through September 2, 2016. Aurora is a pre-exascale supercomputer expected to...

Jul 12, 2016

Dreaming Of 100 Exaflops In 2030

The Next Platform

In a recent talk at the ISC16 supercomputing conference in Germany, Al Gara, chief architect for exascale computing at Intel, spoke about the quest to attain 100 exaflops within the next 15 years. Argonne's next-generation supercomputer Aurora, which is based on Intel’s future “Knights Hill”...

Jul 11, 2016

Podcast: What a Supercomputer Does


In this WBEZ podcast, Katherine Riley from Argonne explains what a supercomputer does. Riley is the Director of Science for the ALCF leading a fantastic team of experts in computational science, performance engineering, visualizations, and data sciences.

Jul 11, 2016

Argonne Ushers in the New Supercomputer


Argonne National Laboratory is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The science and engineering research center has had a prominent place in historical research developments. They’re currently in the process of installing a new supercomputer, Theta. Katherine Riley, Director of Science for the...

Jun 27, 2016

U.S. to have 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018


The DOE, which buys many of the supercomputers used by the U.S. government for scientific research, has three major supercomputers planned for 2018. One of the supercomputers, a Cray and Intel system called Aurora, is due by late 2018, at Argonne National Laboratory.

Jun 21, 2016

U.S. to have 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018


The U.S. plans to have a supercomputer by early 2018 with roughly double the performance of China's newest and most powerful system. The Chinese system, Sunway TaihuLight, was announced Monday in the...

Jun 21, 2016

China’s New Supercomputer Puts the US Even Further Behind


This week, the China’s Sunway TaihuLight officially became the fastest supercomputer in the world. TaihuLight is faster than anything scheduled to come online in the US until 2018, when three Department of Energy sites will each receive a machine expected to range from 150 to 200 petaflops. ALCF...

Jun 21, 2016

Argonne National Lab Celebrates 70 Years of Cutting-Edge Research

Chicago Tonight

Video: Since its creation in 1946, Argonne National Laboratory has been at the forefront of scientific research. Lab director Peter Littlewood joins us to discuss 70 years of scientific discovery.

This year, the lab celebrates its 70th...

Jun 21, 2016

What Knights Landing Is Not


Intel's James Reinders writes about the newest member of the Intel Xeon Phi family, code named Knights Landing. ALCF's next-generation system, Theta, will be powered by Knights Landing.

Jun 21, 2016

Cray Adds Intel Xeon Phi Processor to Flagship Line of Supercomputers


Today Cray introduced new performance breakthroughs that will provide customers with the fastest Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems to date.

The new Intel Xeon Phi processor family, formerly code named “Knights Landing...