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ALCF Summer Program Offers Unique Experience

Sep 3, 2015 |

Comprising one half of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Leadership Computing Facility, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) operates a supercomputer 10 to 100 times more powerful than the typical research computing system and puts it to work solving the world’s largest and most complex problems. But ALCF is also an institution of learning that has Read more…

Argonne Team Tackles Uncertainties in Engine Simulation

Aug 27, 2015 |

As we head deeper into the digital age, computers appropriate an ever greater share of the work of designing and testing physical systems, spanning the gamut from nuclear components to personal care products. Engine design is another important, but very complex, application that is benefiting from computational modeling. To optimize the performance of combustion engines, chemical models are incorporated into computer simulations. Read more…

Application Readiness at the DOE, Part II: NERSC Preps for Cori

Apr 17, 2015 |

In our second video feature from the HPC User Forum panel, “The Who-What-When of Getting Applications Ready to Run On, And Across, Office of Science Next-Gen Leadership Computing Systems,” we learn more about the goals and challenges associated with getting science applications ready for the coming crop of Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, which in addition to being five-to-seven times faster than Read more…

Last But Not Least: Argonne’s $200 Million Supercomputing Award

Apr 9, 2015 |

A supercomputer named Aurora is on track to become the fastest system in the United States and possibly the world. Just a few hours ago, DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc. had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about Read more…

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.