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Mar 31, 2019

Argonne Plans For A New Supercomputer


Argonne National Lab is poised to be home to the country’s fastest computer, again. The Department of Energy facility announced the development a machine that can perform a quintrillion calculations per second. First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited Argonne this week to talk with ALCF Director...

Mar 29, 2019

How a supercomputer is helping AT&T prepare for extreme weather

The Verge

AT&T has a new climate change risk-assessment tool, developed with the help of Argonne National Laboratory’s scientists and supercomputing power.

Mar 28, 2019

Lithium ions flow through solid material

Simulations on Mira contributed to a recent study of a promising material that conducts lithium ions. The transport of ions through materials plays a crucial role in many electrical systems — from batteries to brains.

Mar 22, 2019

Machine learning could help scientists invent flexible electronics

UChicago News

Organic electronics could allow companies to print electronics like paper or incorporate them into clothing to power wearable electronics—if there were only better ways to control their electronic structure. To help address this challenge, Nick Jackson, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of...

Mar 22, 2019

This supercomputer will perform 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second

Popular Science

A government laboratory in Illinois will receive the fastest supercomputer in the United States in 2021, and it will be the first to hit what’s called exascale-level processing. The mammoth machine, called Aurora, will live at Argonne National Laboratory, and will be able to accomplish tasks...

Mar 22, 2019

What having the world's fastest supercomputer means for Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business

Over the next two years, Argonne will spend more than $500 million to build what's expected to be the world's fastest supercomputer. The new machine, called Aurora, will be the first to operate at exascale—1 quintillion operations per second.

Mar 21, 2019

Argonne National Lab Will House Fastest Computer In U.S.

WBEZ Morning Shift

In 2021, the fastest computer in the U.S. will arrive at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. Argonne says that researchers will use Aurora to learn more about human brains, invent new materials and develop alternate sources of energy. Joining the ...

Mar 21, 2019

New 'Aurora' supercomputer poised to be fastest in U.S. history

NBC News

It’s as if millions of people in coffee shops across the United States were using their laptops to do mathematical calculations while sipping their lattes — more than a billion calculations a second for each person. That’s how Rick Stevens, an associate director at Argonne National Laboratory in...

Mar 19, 2019

US Department of Energy and Intel to Deliver First Exascale Supercomputer

Intel Newsroom

Targeted for 2021 delivery, the Argonne National Laboratory supercomputer will enable high-performance computing and artificial intelligence at exascale.

Mar 18, 2019

Argonne National Lab To Get World’s Fastest Supercomputer

WBEZ 91.5

Argonne National Laboratory in west suburban Lemont will soon be home to the world’s fastest supercomputer, officials announced Monday. Nicknamed “Aurora,” the computer will be the first in the United States to operate at exascale, capable of a quintillion — or one...