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Utah University Turns to HPC for Safer Explosives Transport

Jan 8, 2015 |

In 2005, a semi-truck caught the nation’s attention when it crashed and caught fire, igniting 35,000 pounds of explosives it was carrying through Utah’s Spanish Fork Canyon. Thanks to a brief delay between the truck’s crash and the subsequent explosion, there were no fatalities. But, as evidenced by a number of injuries and a 30-by-70-foot Read more…

The Exascale Revolution

Oct 23, 2014 |

The post-petascale era is marked by systems with far greater parallelism and architectural complexity. Failing some game-changing innovation, crossing the next 1000x performance barrier will be more challenging than previous efforts. At the 2014 Argonne National Laboratory Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing (ATPESC), held in August, Professor Pete Beckman delivered a talk on “Exascale Architecture Trends” and their impact on the programming and executing of computational Read more…

DOE Supercomputing Aims for 100-200 PFLOPS in 2017

Jan 16, 2014 |

In a recent post on Atomic City Underground, Frank Munger examines the progress made by the CORAL project, which HPCwire detailed last year. CORAL – which stands for Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore – formed so that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Argonne (ANL) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) – could combine forces when Read more…

A Sneak Peek at the Next-Gen Exascale Operating System

Jul 31, 2013 |

This week we talked to Argonne National Lab’s Pete Beckman, who serves as Director of the Exascale Technology and Computing Institute and is spearheading a DoE funded $9.75 million effort to make a Linux core speak at scale. The project, called Argo, will address traditionally non-OS-ish functions, including key power balancing….

Senator Says U.S. Congress Doesn’t ‘Get’ Supercomputers

Jul 18, 2013 |

Supercomputers are clearly important to the ability of the U.S. to compete on the global stage, but some members of Congress don’t understand that, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin said at the recent dedication of Mira, the IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer installed last year at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

INCITE Releases Greatest Hits Compilation

Aug 4, 2011 |

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) has been providing a diverse array of researchers with the ability to run petascale simulations on some of the world’s top systems. The group behind the effort released a report recently that highlighted some of the successes, offering a case for the power of simulation to advance science, industry and social goals like shifting to clean energy.

Shedding Light on High-Energy Physics

Jul 20, 2011 |

Researchers in high-energy physics are gearing up to test theories on Argonne, Oak Ridge iron.

GlobusWORLD Video Series: Ian Foster on Accelerating Science and Discovery

Apr 15, 2011 |

This week we sat down with Ian Foster, grid luminary and Director of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago to discuss some of the fundamental changes in how IT trends are reshaping research and progress. We also explore some of Foster’s ideas about grid computing and its evolution over the course of the last several years.

GlobusWORLD Video Series: Brigitte Raumann on the New Era for Biologists

Apr 13, 2011 |

This week at Argonne National Laboratory we caught up with Brigitte Raumann from the Initiative in Biomedical Informatics to discuss some of the challenges facing life sciences research today. The problem is no longer a lack of data, however, it’s the proliferation that is stretching infrastructure to its limit.

Grid Pioneer Ian Foster Discusses the Future of Science in the Cloud

Feb 24, 2011 |

In this interview, Ian Foster discusses the next logical steps beyond grid that leading to a major transformation in science. While there are new avenues opened via access to an unprecedented amount of computational power, there are still some challenges ahead. Foster details these issues and presents some updates from the Globus team, including information about Globus Online.