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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
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...

Aug 9, 2013

Blood in Motion

American Scientist

Applied mathematician George Karniadakis models how diseases alter the body’s circulation.

Aug 5, 2013

Meet Computational Postdoctoral Fellow Laura Zamboni

Argonne National Laboratory

Computational Postdoctoral Fellow Laura Zamboni joined Argonne in 2010. She is a climate scientist, working to improve climate predictions. Her research uses Argonne supercomputers to quantify uncertainties about rainfall simulations and increase our understanding about cloud physics. A...

Aug 5, 2013

Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subj

From the early days of the industry, supercomputers have been pushing the boundaries of IT, identifying the key barriers to overcome and experimenting with technologies and architectures that are then incorporated into the overall...

Aug 1, 2013

Argonne Releases More Details on Argo OS for Exascale

Argonne National Laboratory is working on a prototype Exascale operating system called Argo. This week, Argonne announced it has been awarded a $9.75 million grant from the DOE Office of Science to lead this multi-institutional research project.

Jul 31, 2013

A Sneak Peek at the Next-Gen Exascale Operating System


There are several scattered pieces in the exascale software stack being developed and clicked together worldwide. Central to that jigsaw effort is the eventual operating system to power such machines.

This week the Department of Energy snapped in a $9.75 million investment to help round...