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Jul 17, 2013

DOE appeal: Breaking exaflop barrier will require more funding

The Business of Federal Technology

Department of Energy-funded supercomputers were the first to crack the teraflop- (1997) and petaflop (2008) barriers, but the United States is not likely to be the first nation to break the exaflop barrier without significant increases in DOE funding.

That projection is underscored by...

Jul 16, 2013

US Unveils Green Supercomputer

Voice of America
CHICAGO — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago is home to one of the newest, fastest, most efficient supercomputers in the country, called MIRA.  But despite the new equipment, lawmakers are concerned...
Jul 15, 2013

Cultural heritage a small piece of Argonne's workload

Chicago Tribune

With the dedication of Mira, a supercomputer capable of 10 quadrillion calculations per second. Twenty times faster than its predecessor, Mira is the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world, Argonne officials said. It will yield better simulations and more accurate predictions, officials added...

Jul 8, 2013

Mira Supercomputer Powers Collaborations in Research

The University of Chicago

The supercomputer called Mira at Argonne National Laboratory is something of a time machine.

Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer on Earth, can simulate everything from the earliest evolution of the universe to the future effects of climate change. It also can compress time by churning...

Jul 3, 2013

Mira’s Débutante Ball

Computation Institute

Even the world’s fastest supercomputers need some time to prep themselves to join society. After eight months of construction and nearly a year of early research projects testing out its capabilities, the 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q system finally made its official public bow this Monday in a...

Jul 2, 2013

Supercomputing needs to deliver 'real-life value,' senator says


Computerworld - At the Argonne National Lab on Monday, a dedication ceremony was held for the Mira supercomputer, where it was duly noted that it is the world's fifth-fastest system. You cannot mention the world's fifth-fastest system without...

Jul 2, 2013

Mira supercomputer dedicated at Argonne National Laboratory

Scientific Computing World

The dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory was led by US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who emphasised the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, industrial innovation and the US’ economic future.

‘Argonne National Laboratory is one...

Jun 11, 2013

Allinea DDT Resolves an Unsolved Mystery at Argonne National Laboratory

Allinea DDT helps scientists find an “impossible” bug that showed up at over 16,000 cores at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

Computer scientists and...

Jun 3, 2013

Anatole von Lilienfeld Receives 2013 Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award

Materials Views

Dr. O. Anatole von Lilienfeld of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility has been awarded the 2013 Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift prize of the “Computers in Chemistry” division of the ACS at the recent Spring National Meeting in New Orleans.

In his talk, entitled “Quantum Machine:...

Jun 3, 2013

Meet ALCF Catalyst Emily Wolters

Argonne National Laboratory

Nuclear Engineer Emily Wolters joined Argonne in 2011. She divides her time between Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering division and the Leadership Computing Facility, where she works as a catalyst.