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DOE researchers advance scientific computing with record-setting simulations

Simulations of this kind are required by the next generation of cosmological surveys to help elucidate the nature of dark energy and dark matter. The HACC framework is designed for extreme performance in the weak scaling limit (high levels of memory utilization) by integrating innovative algorithms, as well as programming paradigms, in a way that easily adapts to different computer architectures. The HACC team is now conducting a fully-instrumented science run with more than a trillion particles on Argonne’s 10-petaflop Mira system, also an IBM BlueGene/Q system. ..
November 28, 2012

Supercomputing Award of 4.7 Billion Hours to Accelerate Discovery, Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Leadership Computing Facilities (LCFs) have awarded a combined 4.7 billion supercomputing core hours to 61 science and engineering projects with high potential for accelerating discovery and innovation through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. ..
October 29, 2012

From the infinitesimal to the galactic: Mira gives scientists a new window to the world

The use of supercomputers to propel innovation in science and engineering is an endeavor punctuated by major transformative technologies—the latest being the new open science petascale supercomputers coming online within the U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory complex...
November 15, 2011

Could 135,000 Laptops Help Solve the Energy Challenge?

U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the largest ever awards of the Department's supercomputing time to 57 innovative research projects - using computer simulations to perform virtual experiments that in most cases would be impossible or impractical in the natural world...
November 30, 2010

EStar Award recognizes innovative supercomputer cooling

An innovative, energy-saving approach to cooling Argonne's Blue Gene/P supercomputer was recognized with an Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science...
April 20, 2010

Supercomputing time awarded to design transformational lithium air battery

The Department of Energy announced today that 24 million hours of supercomputing time out of a total of 1.6 billion available hours at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories have been awarded to investigate materials for developing lithium air batteries, capable of powering a car for 500 mil..
January 27, 2010

Argonne Streaming Visualization Sends Images Across the World

Modeling the evolution of the universe is no mean feat, not only because of the complex mathematics involved, but also because of the sheer amount of data that is generated from a working model of—well, the universe...
January 04, 2010

Supercomputing for the Masses

For decades, the world’s supercomputers have been the tightly guarded property of universities and governments. But what would happen if regular folks could get their hands on one?..
November 22, 2009

Argonne Recognized for 'green computing' in 2009 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards

Portland, Ore. (Nov. 16, 2009) - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the HPCwire's Readers' Choice Award for Best Application of Green Computing...
November 18, 2009

Argonne Scientists Awarded Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

Steven Pieper and Robert Wiringa, senior scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, have won the 2010 Tom W. Bonner Prize in nuclear physics. The award will be presented by the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C., in February 2010...
October 29, 2009