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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

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...

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 10, 2014

Turbulence simulations reveal promising insight for fusion

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With the potential to provide clean, safe, and abundant energy, nuclear fusion has been called the "holy grail" of energy production. But harnessing energy from fusion, the process that powers the sun, has proven to be an extremely difficult challenge.

Scientists have been...
Apr 4, 2014

New Perspective on a Corrosive Problem


A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded 40 million processor-hours on Mira, the ALCF's Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, to study a variety of corrosion scenarios, and hopefully find ways to improve the durability of materials.

Apr 1, 2014

Mira Supercomputer Powers Plasma Turbulence Simulations for Fusion Energy


Researchers from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are using supercomputing power from Argonne to tackle the daunting challenge of fusion energy. Their most recent simulations on Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, revealed that turbulent losses in the plasma are not as...