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Nov 19, 2013

Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing

Green Car Congress

Argonne National Laboratory and Japan’s RIKEN research institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use...

Nov 19, 2013

IBM Ranked #1 on The Graph500 Supercomputing List

The Wall Street Journal

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputers have taken the top three spots on the latest Graph500 list released today during the Supercomputing Conference (SC'13) in Denver, Colorado. The biannual list ranks high-performance computing systems on the basis of...

Nov 18, 2013

Watch a supercomputer track trillions of particles in the latest universe simulation

The Verge
Nov 16, 2013

SC13 Research Highlight: Extreme Scale Plasma Turbulence Simulation


From the article: "The goal here is to gain new physics insights on MFE confinement scaling by making effective use of powerful world-class supercomputing systems such as the IBM Blue-Gene-Q “Mira” at the Argonne Leadership Class Facility (ALCF). Associated knowledge gained addresses the key...

Nov 14, 2013

Princeton group working out water’s molecular mysteries

ASCR Discovery

Researchers from Princeton University are probing the microscopic structure of water with an ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) grant of time on Argonne National Laboratory supercomputers.

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,...