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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

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...

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...

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...