In the News

Oct 24, 2014

Final Teams Announced for the 2014 Intel® Parallel Universe Computing Challenge


Intel announced today the competition schedule and the final selection of teams who will participate in the second annual Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (...

Oct 23, 2014

Models help materials give electrons the slip


As the U.S. power grid strains under growing demand from urban population centers, it’s become vital to efficiently transmit electricity from distant, often rural sources.

High-voltage, direct current, copper cables move more electricity with less waste heat than today’s alternating...

Oct 23, 2014

The Exascale Revolution


The post-petascale era is marked by systems with far greater parallelism and architectural complexity. Failing some game-changing innovation, crossing the next 1000x performance barrier will be more challenging than previous efforts. At the 2014 Argonne National Laboratory Training Program on...

Oct 16, 2014

Lockheed May Have Announced A Big Breakthrough But They Aren't The Only Lab Working On Nuclear Fusion

Business Insider

Power generated from nuclear fusion is one of those alternative energy sources that companies have been eyeing for decades. Facilities in the US, Europe, Russia, and Japan are pushing forward...

Oct 13, 2014

The Great Climate Model


We really need a more robust climate model that can capture the details we want to predict what will happen to us over the next hundred years. Our present models just aren’t up to the task.

We need a Great Climate Model.

The national laboratories of the Department of ...

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

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 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 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...