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Oct 31, 2013

Directing Mira


In the latest of an interesting series of Q&As on Argonne National Laboratory's website, Susan Coghlan, Deputy Division Director at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, opens up about her role working with Mira,...

Oct 17, 2013

The grid of the future

Argonne National Laboratory

With new and better electronic communication technologies, scientists and engineers from around the country have begun to discuss a more adaptable, efficient, reliable, and responsive national electrical network called the “smart grid.” As part of Argonne's wide-ranging grid research,...

Oct 1, 2013

Second place on supercomputers not good enough

Daily Herald

When the GE Global Research team wanted to develop quieter, more fuel-efficient jet engines, they faced a major problem: They needed to know how changes in the plane's flap positions would affect the engine's performance — a tough question to answer, given all the possible variables of engine...

Sep 16, 2013

Protons and neutrons get social in the nucleus

DOE Pulse

When you post a joke, picture or link on Facebook, you have the option of sharing not only with your friends, but also with their friends, or "friends of friends." It turns out that something similar occurs inside the nucleus of the atom. DOE Pulse discusses findings that resulted from the ALCF'...

Sep 10, 2013

ALCF Simulations Help Lay the Foundation for Better, Greener Concrete


Sept. 10 -- Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are conducting simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to advance the measurement science of concrete and to gain a fundamental understanding of how it flows.

NIST, an agency of...

Sep 10, 2013

Argonne researchers rethink supercomputer software

Crain's Chicago Business

Mira, one of the world's fastest supercomputers, sits just inside the gates of Argonne National Laboratory. But Argonne researchers already are working on the next generation of supercomputers that could be 1,000 times faster.

Argonne scientists will work with counterparts from Pacific...

Aug 28, 2013

ALCF scientists look to nature to develop biofuel catalysts

Scientific Computing
Aug 26, 2013

Preparing a Parallel Programming Workforce

Communications of the ACM

To help close the educational gap on parallel programming, a two-week training course was hosted by Argonne to help those already experienced in parallel programming transfer legacy code to new systems. The demand for the course was strong and immediate: 180 graduate students, post-docs, and...

Aug 13, 2013

ALCF Scientist Jeff Hammond Awarded Young Achiever in Scalable Computing for 2013

Scientific Computing World

The IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), an international forum within the IEEE, has named Argonne's Jeff Hammond a Young Achiever in Scalable Computing for 2013. Hammond is an assistant computational scientist at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) who joined...

Aug 12, 2013

Closer Look: The Argonne MIRA Supercomputer

Data Center Knowledge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago recently held a ceremony to commission its new supercomputer, known as MIRA, which is currently the world’s fifth-most powerful supercomputer. But as the Voice of America reports, lawmakers are...