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Mar 18, 2019

America’s first exascale supercomputer to be built by 2021

The Verge

Details of America’s next-generation supercomputer were revealed at a ceremony attended by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Senator Dick Durbin at Argonne National Laboratory today. The Department of Energy’s new supercomputer will be built by Intel at Argonne, and it will be...

Mar 18, 2019

The fastest computer in the world is being built 25 miles outside Chicago. Its name is Aurora

Chicago Tribune

Smack dab in the middle of a forest preserve about 25 miles west of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory is building the fastest computer in the world. Its name is Aurora. Once it’s turned on in 2021, Aurora will be able to do more than one quintillion (that’s a 10 with 18 zeros behind it)...

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...

Mar 18, 2019

Argonne will get world's fastest supercomputer

Crain's Chicago Business

Argonne National Laboratory plans to build the world’s fastest supercomputer, with help from chipmaker Intel, computer-maker Cray and more than $500 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The machine, called Aurora, will be the first exascale computer in the U.S., capable of 1 quintillion—...

Mar 18, 2019

It’s Official: Aurora on Track to Be First US Exascale Computer in 2021


The U.S. Department of Energy along with Intel and Cray confirmed today that an Intel/Cray supercomputer, “Aurora,” capable of sustained performance of one exaflops, will be delivered by the end of 2021 to Argonne National Laboratory and become the United States’ first exascale supercomputer....

Mar 15, 2019

Visions of exascale


ALCF researchers are working to develop visualization and analysis capabilities to help users of leadership-class resources cope with the flood of data that will be generated by future exascale systems.

Mar 15, 2019

Exascale Computing Project highlights its ‘EXAALT’ molecular dynamics effort


A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) effort called EXAALT (Exascale Atomistic Capability for Accuracy, Length, and Time) is endeavoring to push past current limitations and allow for simulations with not only longer length scales but also longer time scales and...

Mar 12, 2019

Students team with Argonne scientists and engineers to learn about STEM careers

Argonne National Laboratory

More than 100 eighth-grade girls from area schools attend Argonne's annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) to learn about math, science and technology. This year’s event was chaired by Liza Booker, a user experience analyst in the...

Mar 9, 2019

Caterpillar-Argonne team to pursue improved diesel engine combustion systems under HPC4Mfg program

Green Car Congress

Caterpillar Inc. and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are teaming up to research heavy-duty diesel engines. This project is funded by the Department’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and is one of seven public-private...

Mar 8, 2019

Machine Learning Makes Water Smarter

Water & Wastes Digest

Machine learning—a collection of algorithms and software that enables computers to learn from data—can help us overcome these challenges. In industries rife with data, such as water and wastewater management, potential applications for machine learning can be wide-ranging. At the U.S. Department...