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Dec 14, 2011

Artificial Intelligence for Quantum Chemistry

Chemistry World
Dec 5, 2011

What a Simple Flame Can Tell Us About Supernovae

Discovery News

Using detailed computer simulations, physicists have been studying one critical transition in particular that could not only improve safety in industrial settings, but could also shed light into the mysterious processes behind Type 1a supernovae. 

Dec 5, 2011

Top Hair-Raising Research Moments

WBEZ Clever Apes

WBEZ's Gabriel Spitzer recently moderated a conversation among four scientists from local institutions, all of whom worked in rather unconventional "labs"--including Argonne research meteorologist Doug Sisterson.

Nov 17, 2011

IBM's Blue Gene/Q; petaflops on low power

EE Times

Perhaps the most poorly kept secret at SC11 was IBM’s official unveiling of its next generation Blue Gene/Q (BGQ) supercomputer, the third generation in its Blue Gene family, with 16 multi-processing core technology and a scalable peak performance of up to 100 petaflops. Unveiling the BGQ on the...

Nov 16, 2011

IBM pushes BlueGene/Q to 100 petaflops

The Register

In February 2009, IBM announced that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the US Department of Energy's supercomputing centers, was shelling big bucks to build a 20 petaflops machine that is now known as BlueGene/Q. LLNL is where the first two BlueGene many-cored parallel monsters...

Nov 15, 2011

IBM Announces Supercomputer to Propel Sciences Forward

IBM Press Release

IBM today announced its next generation supercomputing project, IBM Blue Gene/Q, will provide an ultra-scale technical computing platform to solve the most challenging problems facing engineers and scientists at faster, more energy efficient, and more reliable rates than ever before. Blue Gene/Q...

Nov 14, 2011

Three DOE Labs Now Connected with Ultra-High Speed Network


The U.S. Department of Energy is now supporting scientific research at unprecedented bandwidth speeds – at least ten times faster than commercial Internet providers – with a new network that connects thousands of researchers using three of the world's top supercomputing centers in California,...

Nov 14, 2011

OpenMP Expanding Its Scope to Embedded Systems and Accelerators

Business Wire

The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a global industry alliance dedicated to developing and promoting the OpenMP API, today announced that three new members joined the consortium this year, including Argonne, bringing the total number of member organizations to 22. This allows OpenMP to...

Oct 31, 2011

DOE announces 100 Gbps network

TG Daily

The US Department of Energy will next month demonstrate an upgrade to the ESnet academic network that will take its speed up to 100 Gbps. The project – funded with $62 million raised through the 2009 economic stimulus law – is intended for research use but could pave the way for widespread...

Oct 31, 2011

Pioneering supercomputer QCDOC retires


On May 26, 2005, a new supercomputer, a pioneering giant of its time, was unveiled at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) at a dedication ceremony attended by physicists from around the world. That supercomputer was called QCDOC, for quantum chromodynamics (QCD) on a chip, capable of handling...