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Jan 21, 2015

Supercomputer Simulations Yield Method for Predicting Behavior of New Concrete Formulas


Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Strasbourg and Sika Corporation using ALCF computing...

Jan 20, 2015

DOE computing jobs beg for applicants, study finds

ASCR Discovery

The demand for advanced scientific computing experts far outstrips the supply of well-trained computer scientists to fill those needs. To address this workforce gap, the DOE’s Office of Science asked the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) last year to identify the potential...

Jan 13, 2015

Glenview teen breaking down barriers for women in computing

Chicago Tribune

Lauren Ribordy has several theories as to why women are not better represented in the field of computer science. But the 18-year-old senior at Glenbrook South High School is fully committed to changing that.

In mid-November, Ribordy, a Glenview resident, competed alongside five...

Jan 8, 2015

Utah researchers using computer modelling to improve explosives safety

Minning Innovation News

Researchers from the University of Utah are using scientific modelling to investigate how to maximise safety with explosive handling in the mining industry and gain further...

Jan 8, 2015

Utah University Turns to HPC for Safer Explosives Transport


In 2005, a semi-truck caught the nation’s attention when it crashed and caught fire, igniting 35,000 pounds of explosives it was carrying through Utah’s Spanish Fork Canyon. To shed light on the mechanism that caused the chain reaction and help prevent future...

Jan 7, 2015

Large-scale 3-D Simulations Aim at Safer Transport of Explosives

Scientific Computing

Researchers from the University of Utah are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to recreate the 2005 explosion virtually. Led by Professor Martin Berzins, the research team is performing large-scale 3-D...

Dec 16, 2014

Silver particles improve performance of battery material

Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are working to create an electric car battery that is smaller, cheaper and allows drivers to go farther on a charge. Using Mira, Materials scientist Larry Curtiss is part of an Argonne team working on a new battery...

Dec 14, 2014

Joint effort nabs next wave of US supercomputers


Once locked in an arms race with each other for the fastest supercomputers, US national laboratories are now banding together to buy their next-generation machines.

Dec 11, 2014

IIT Team Among Winners of 48-Hour Student Cluster Competition

IIT Today

An IIT team won part of the SC14 Student Cluster Competition, a real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge in which they ran high-performance applications/benchmarks on a cluster computer built with sponsors including Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Intel, NVIDIA, and Mellanox. The competition...

Dec 8, 2014

Argonne, Convergent and Cummins cooperate to discover the secrets of fuel injectors

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, Ill. – In the swirling, churning fireball at the heart of every internal combustion engine, complexity reigns supreme.

Valves and pistons lunge up and down at thousands of feet per second, pressure spikes to peak levels in an instant and sprays of fuel spread...