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Aug 30, 2017

A new cosmic ‘lab’

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Researchers linked together the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Mira supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), then transferred 1.8 PB of data 1,200 miles to a DDN Storage-provided...

Aug 29, 2017

US researchers link supercomputers to power cosmic simulation

Scientific Computing World

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have increased their capacity for cosmological simulation by opening up a link to another research centre - the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI). This new approach links...

Aug 22, 2017

Extreme CFD: Fluid Dynamics Projects at ALCF

R&D Magazine

University of Colorado's Ken Jansen used ALCF's new Theta supercomputer to hone in on the physics behind turbulent flows over aircraft control surfaces-- and to explore the potential to someday run flight-scale fluid dynamics simulations.

Aug 22, 2017

Engineer looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

Iowa State University

Iowa State University researchers are using Mira to understand the physical mechanisms behind the silent flight of owls to develop bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft...

Aug 21, 2017

How to make a supercomputer?


The planning of a new supercomputer takes years and is often started before the last one has even finished being set up. Planning involves not only deciding when and where it will be built and installed, but also deciding what capabilities the computers should have that is going to help with...

Aug 16, 2017

Researchers explore quieter aircraft ideas inspired from owl wings

Iowa State University researchers are using Mira to understand the physical mechanisms behind the silent flight of owls to provide a transformative jump towards developing nearly silent energy conversion machines.

Aug 4, 2017

Supercomputer Theta, Open for Research


Supercomputer Theta is officially ready to operate alongside the IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Mira, at the ALCF. Theta will help bridge the gap between Mira and the future machine, Aurora.

Jul 17, 2017

Argonne division director to companies: 'We are open for business'

Chicago Tribune

With supercomputers and one of the brightest X-ray sources in the Western Hemisphere, Argonne National Laboratory has research and development tools that aren't available at the typical company. That equipment — plus the brainpower of about 1,600 scientists and engineers — is part of what drives...

Jul 17, 2017

Supercomputing RNA Structure at Argonne


Researchers at the National Cancer Institute are using Argonne supercomputers to advance disease studies by enhancing our understanding of RNA, biological polymers that are fundamentally involved in health and disease.

Jul 14, 2017

Intel’s new chip puts a teraflop in your desktop

Popular Science

Supercomputing technologies have filtered down into the consumer space. "If you can build a petaflop system for many millions of dollars, that means you can build 10 teraflop systems that companies or smaller organizations can afford to buy, or one teraflop systems that individual consumers can...