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Nov 12, 2013

This is What a Computer Simulation of the Universe Looks Like (Video)

HuffPost Tech

This video is a 1.1 trillion particle simulation of mass expanding in a universe - nearly four times as large as comparable simulations. The visualization was made using Argonne National Laboratory's Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code.

Nov 5, 2013

Code for Largest Cosmological Simulations Ever on GPUs Is Gordon Bell Finalist

Advancements to instruments in observatories and satellites can stretch the eye of the observer billions of light-years away to the fringes of the observable universe. Images from sky surveys of galaxies, quasars, and other astronomical objects offer scientists clues about how the distribution...

Nov 1, 2013

The Remarkable Career of a Pioneering Computational Scientist

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Margaret Butler, the first woman named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, of which she was also an Honorary Lifetime Member, passed away in Illinois on March 8, 2013, at the age of 89. Deeply involved in the mathematics and numerical computations for the design of the Navy's first nuclear...

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

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...

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...

Aug 28, 2013

ALCF scientists look to nature to develop biofuel catalysts

Scientific Computing