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Nov 12, 2012

'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US


In the clash of the world's supercomputing titans, a new U.S. supercomputer named "Titan" is king.

The $100-million Titan seized the No. 1 supercomputer ranking on the Top500 List with a performance record of 17.59 petaflops per second (...

Nov 8, 2012

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by modern cosmologists. The prevailing line of thinking says that the...

Nov 8, 2012

Petaflops performance scored running universe simulation

ASCR Discovery

It takes big computers to recreate the biggest thing there is – the observable universe – with enough details to help cosmologists understand how it looks and why its expansion is accelerating.

A research team led by Salman Habib and Katrin Heitmann of Argonne National Laboratory is...

Nov 7, 2012

NIU physics professor receives $4 million grant to conduct superconductor research at Argonne

NIU Today

Andreas Glatz, who recently joined the NIU Department of Physics through a joint appointment with ...

Nov 5, 2012

INCITE Program Doles Out Hours on Supercomputers

What’s one recipe for...

Nov 1, 2012

Allinea Adds Support for IBM BlueGene/Q


“This tool has already proven its value in the migration of our early science applications onto Mira,” said Kalyan Kumaran, who manages ALCF’s applications performance engineering team. “These projects cover the range of scientific fields, numerical methods, programming models and computational...

Oct 30, 2012

Can I Borrow Your Supercomputer?

Ignite Chicago

David Martin talks about the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility as well as other national user facilities.

Sep 26, 2012

IBM's Mira supercomputer tasked with simulating an entire universe in a fortnight


A universe that only exists in the mind of a supercomputer sounds a little far fetched, but one is going to come to live at the Argonne National Laboratory in October. A team of cosmologists is using...

Sep 26, 2012

Monster Machines: The Supercomputer That Houses An Entire Universe


Over a span of two weeks in October, the Mira supercomputer will crank away nonstop, processing quadrillions of operations every second — something that few other machines are currently...

Sep 25, 2012

DOE Supercomputer Peers Into the Soul of the Universe


The concept of dark matter and dark energy has flummoxed physicists since it was discovered that the rate at which the universe expands is growing. To this day, dark matter and energy represent a significant challenge to physicists’ understanding of the universe. With the help of Mira, an IBM...