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Apr 24, 2013

Big Data Week Day 2: How Argonne is using supercomputer Mira to crunch mega-sized data to create visualizations from the formation of galaxies to aneurysms


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Joseph Insley, principal software development specialist at Argonne National Laboratory, gave a presentation about how the lab is using its supercomputer Mira to create visualizations that crunch data at a galactic size and monstrous computation speeds.

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Apr 4, 2013

Time-Lapse Video Shrinks Birth of a Supercomputer to 3 Minutes


Wired.com

What is a supercomputer? Nowadays, it’s many things.

At research operations like the Argonne National Lab still build their own supercomputers just for running enormous calculations and simulations related to things like material science,...

Mar 26, 2013

Research out to optimize uncertain energy future


DOE ASCR Discovery Kernels

When it comes to the power that keeps our lights on, our food cold and our computers and TVs operating, we don’t want to consider the what ifs: What if the power goes out? What if supply can’t keep up with demand?

“We all know that once you go into what ifs, it’s a big set of what ifs,”...

Mar 25, 2013

Mira: Argonne's Next-Gen Supercomputer


Wired.com

Mira, the new petascale IBM Blue Gene/Q system installed at the ALCF, will usher in a new era of scientific supercomputing. An engineering marvel, the 10-petaflops machine is capable of carrying out 10 quadrillion calculations per second.

Feb 27, 2013

Groundbreaking Astrophysics Accelerated


Scientific Computing World

Scientists who provide insights about the physical world, attempt to answer the “big” questions and address the complex problems of our time have a new high-performance computing (HPC) tool literally at their fingertips. One team of scientists taking advantage of this tool is investigating the...

Jan 16, 2013

DOE to Field Pre-Exascale Supercomputers Within Four Years


HPCWire

The national labs at Oak Ridge (ORNL), Argonne (ANL) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) are banding together for their next refresh of supercomputers. In late 2016 or early 2017, all three Department of Energy (DOE) centers are looking to deploy their first 100-plus petaflop systems, which will serve...

Dec 13, 2012

Blood Clots Are Ready for Their Close-Up [Slide Show]


Scientific American

Leopold Grinberg of Brown University and an international team of researchers have used three of the world's fastest supercomputers to create a detailed and sophisticated model of clot formation in an aneurism—a bulging of a vessel wall as it fills with blood. Joseph A. Insley and Michael E....

Nov 29, 2012

Sequoia Supercomputer Runs Cosmology Code at 14 Petaflops


HPCWire

Although Lawrence Livermore Lab's Sequoia supercomputer got knocked of its TOP500 perch a few weeks ago, the DOE machine hosted by National Nuclear Security Administration (...

Nov 20, 2012

Mira the supercomputer


Phys.Org

Argonne's new supercomputer, a Blue Gene/Q called Mira, has been ranked the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world as of October 2012. Argonne's new supercomputer won't be in full production until 2013, but it represents such a leap forward that just the first two prototype racks already rank...

Nov 19, 2012

Failed explosions explain most peculiar supernovae


UChicago News

Supercomputer simulations have revealed that a type of oddly dim, exploding star is probably a class of duds—one that could nonetheless throw new light on the mysterious nature...

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