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Jul 7, 2014

Jet Engine Noise Research Takes Off


For people living near large international airports, loud aircraft noise is a never-ending nuisance. The noise pollution has even been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Some airports are helping pay for the sound-proofing of area homes, but the makers of these engines so...

Jul 1, 2014

Top 500 List Recognizes Fastest Supercomputers

Breaking Energy

At the Energy Department’s National Labs, big science requires big resources, and supercomputers are no exception. Twice a year, scientists issue the list of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. In the most recent ranking, released just last week, the Energy Department’s National...

Jun 27, 2014

IDC Announces Winners of the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Scientific Computing

A collaborative project involving researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, Caterpillar, and Convergent Science was among the new recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award announced at the supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany

Jun 9, 2014

Big Science: Supercomputing at the National Labs

Titan, Mira, Sequoia and Hopper. Superheroes? No, supercomputers.

This month on, we'll be highlighting these supercomputers and the amazing science they make possible.

Supercomputers are used to model and simulate complex, dynamic systems with...

May 21, 2014

INCITE Program Powers Groundbreaking Research


Over at the Cray Blog, NCCS Director of Science Jack Wells writes that the INCITE program is entering it eighth year enabling scientific discoveries and technological innovations by awarding supercomputing time.

Through June 27, INCITE’s...

May 16, 2014

Stress Corrosion Cracking of Silicon

Thomas Young Centre

Cracks in silicon can initiate and propagate even if the energy supplied by the mechanical load is not sufficient to create new fracture surfaces, according to research recently published in Physical Review Letters. The work benefited from the recently awarded INCITE allocation at Argonne...

May 12, 2014

Live Chat: Climate Change

Montreal Gazette

A new U.S. climate report has dire predictions for weather patterns in the future: floods, drought, deadly storms and rising sea levels. The National Climate Assessment report focused exclusively on the United States, but can it offer clues about weather patterns north of the...

Apr 18, 2014

5 Billion Core-Hours Up for Grabs: INCITE’s Call for Proposals


The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. As part of its mission, INCITE’s open call provides an...

Apr 16, 2014

Argonne helps private industry develop engines faster and cheaper

SAE International

In a bid to expand use of its expertise to a wider audience, Argonne National Laboratory developed the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative. This VERIFI service compliments Argonne's 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q computer (called Mira), unique experimental facilities, and...

Apr 16, 2014

Researchers use complex computational models to assess engine qualities

Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at Argonne, as part of the new Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI), are looking at a number of parameters in the internal combustion process. These include the relationships between the diameter of the nozzle in the fuel injector, the dynamics of the fuel...