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Apr 11, 2019

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Coming to Argonne

Naperville Community Television

The Argonne National Laboratory recently announced plans to build Aurora – what will be the world’s fastest supercomputer. “Part of our mission is to deploy some of the largest supercomputers in the world in the support of open science,” said Michael Papka, division director for the Argonne...

Apr 10, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Offers Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells

Oak Tribune

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Cambridge in England developed a new design-to-device approach to recognize capable materials for solar cells. The team used the Theta supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership...

Apr 10, 2019

Argonne’s Aurora System and the Road to Exascale Computing

Next Big Future

“Exascale systems are the fastest computers humans have ever built. Because of that, we will soon attack extremely complex problems not possible before,” said Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director for computing, environment and life sciences at Argonne National Laboratory and professor of...

Apr 8, 2019

Aurora exascale AI supercomputer to light a path in the cancer fight

The Next Platform

Novel approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment, spearheaded by the dedicated team behind the Argonne-led CANcer Distributed Learning Environment (CANDLE) project, seek new and highly targeted ways to fight back against cancer’s devastating impacts. The CANDLE project is building a software...

Apr 2, 2019

Argonne Spotlight: Opportunities Abound for Ascending Women Scientists


Women have always been critical to the core mission of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. But never before have they occupied as many leadership positions as they do today. From the environmental sciences to supercomputers, they are shaping high-profile and innovative...

Apr 1, 2019

Argonne National Laboratory Works with AT&T on Climate Resiliency Project

WGN Radio

In addition to the recent new last week about the Argonne National Laboratory planning for a new supercomputer in 2021, they also announced they are setting the wheels in motion to help combat climate change. The supercomputer will be able to pinpoint weather data but Argonne researcher Rao...

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

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...