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Jun 20, 2016

Cray Boosts Performance of Its Flagship Cray XC Supercomputers and High Performance Storage Systems

Yahoo! Finance

Cray is a leader in deploying supercomputers with the new Intel Xeon Phi processor, and several top supercomputing centers have already signed large contracts for Cray XC supercomputers with Intel's new processor. These early systems include the "Theta" system at the DOE's Argonne Leadership...

Jun 10, 2016

Paul Messina on the New ECP Exascale Computing Project


Argonne Distinguished Fellow Paul Messina has been tapped to lead the Exascale Computing Project, heading a team with representation from the six major participating DOE national laboratories: Argonne, Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge and Sandia.

Jun 8, 2016

Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project

Argonne National Laboratory

The exascale initiative has an ambitious goal: to develop supercomputers a hundred times more powerful than today's systems.

That's the kind of speed that can help scientists make serious breakthroughs in solar and sustainable energy technology, weather forecasting, batteries and more....

Jun 6, 2016

3D simulations peer inside stars as they explode and die


Astronomers are attempting to simulate what happens during violent supernovas in a bid to learn more about how stars die. Using software called Mira, the researchers are performing large-scale...

Jun 3, 2016

The violent death throes of a supernova revealed

Daily Mail

Michigan State University researcher Sean Couch is leading an effort to use Mira, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's (ALCF's) 10-petaflops supercomputer, to carry out some of the largest and most detailed three-dimensional (3-D) simulations ever performed of core-collapse supernovas....

Jun 1, 2016

Argonne-developed technology for achieving superlubricity wins 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award

Argonne National Laboratory

On May 22, an Argonne-developed lubrication technology received a TechConnect National Innovation Award at TechConnect's annual World Innovation Conference and Expo. For a portion of the research, the team used ALCF computing resources to simulate the material.

May 31, 2016

Video: Developing, Configuring, Building, and Deploying HPC Software


In the second session in a series of webinars on best practices for HPC software developers, Argonne's Barry Smith presents: Developing, Configuring, Building, and Deploying HPC Software. The webinar series a joint effort of the ALCF, the IDEAS software productivity project, NERSC, and the OLCF...

May 19, 2016

Video: Best Practices in HPC Software Development


In the first session in a series of webinars on best practices for HPC software developers, Argonne's Anshu Dubey presents "What All Codes Should Do: Overview of Best Practices in HPC Software Development." The webinar series a joint effort of the ALCF, the IDEAS software productivity project,...

May 19, 2016

Slimming Down Supercomputers

DOE Office of Science

Scientists curb the energy appetite of the nation’s “answer machines.” At the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility in Illinois, supercomputing systems like Mira and its cohorts take on cooling directly. Instead of first chilling a stream of air and then puffing it into the computer's racks,...

May 18, 2016

Infant cosmos

ASCR Discovery

With an INCITE award at the ALCF, Fermilab's Nickolay Gnedin and his colleagues are developing their Cosmic Reionization On Computers (CROC) project. CROC’s main mission, Gnedin says: “to model the signal that telescopes like the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) will measure, to serve as a...