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Oct 8, 2014

Designing future cities

Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. In the future, such tools could...

Oct 6, 2014

HPC Luminaries to Celebrate 20 Years of Beowulf Oct. 13-14


ALCF Director of Science Paul Messina will be among those speaking at a workshop to mark the anniversary of the introduction of commodity, or “Beowulf” clusters, an architectural approach to creating parallel computers using commodity components and open source system software.

Sep 25, 2014

Pore models track reactions in underground carbon capture

ASCR Discovery

Using tailor-made software running on top-tier supercomputers, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory team is creating microscopic pore-scale simulations that complement or push beyond laboratory findings. The models of microscopic underground pores could help scientists evaluate ways to store...

Sep 25, 2014

Research team stays ahead of the computing curve in monumental climate modeling project

Several DOE national labs are collaborating with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions, and one private-sector company to develop the most sophisticated Earth system model to date for climate change research with scientific and energy applications.

Sep 11, 2014

Paul Messina Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow


High-performance computing pioneer Paul Messina has been named an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, the laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank. Comparable in stature to an endowed chair at a top-ranked university, the Argonne Distinguished Fellow title rank...

Sep 10, 2014

VERIFI advances combustion engine research


With access to the Mira supercomputer and additional HPC clusters, researchers at VERIFI worked with Convergent Science Inc. to scale their code into the hundreds and even thousands of cores. At the rate computational power is changing, “the resources we have available at national labs today,”...

Sep 8, 2014

P&G uses government supercomputer to improve soap

Cincinnati Business Courier

Procter & Gamble Co. has turned to government laboratories that were instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb to improve the quality of products such as Pampers diapers, Head & Shoulders shampoo and Tide laundry detergent.

In recent years, P&G was granted access to...

Aug 19, 2014

ALCF Optimizes I/O with Innovative ‘Cache’


The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science user facility, is on-track to hosting the fastest GPFS file system in the world. The innovative storage upgrade project is mainly concerned with reducing the amount of time users have to spend managing the massive amounts...

Aug 19, 2014

ACME Project to Unleash Supercomputing on Climate Change


High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues.

Eight national laboratories, including Lawrence...

Aug 17, 2014

Argonne helping quieter jet engines take off

Chicago Tribune

Downstream from the noisiest places in Chicago — the runways at O'Hare International Airport and the surrounding sky — scientists at a government laboratory are quietly working to understand at the most detailed level why jet engines are so loud and what might be done to reduce the annoying...