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Min Si receives award for innovative use of high-performance computing

Min Si has received the 2016 NERSC Award for Innovative Use of HPC in the Early Career category.

April 4, 2016
Sibendu Som (left) and computational scientist Raymond Bair discuss combustion engine simulations conducted on Argonne’s Mira supercomputer, with the aim of gaining further insight into the inner workings of combustion engines. (Click image to view larger.)
The complex chemistry of combustion

Your car is powered by a series of tiny explosions. Scientists think they could make them cleaner and more efficient.

March 7, 2016
Cappello gives plenary address at CoDA2016

Franck Cappello was a plenary speaker at CoDA2016, Franck Cappello, a senior computer scientist is Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, was a plenary speaker at CoDA2016. The meeting, held March 2–4 in Santa Fe, aimed at exploring data-focused research across the U.S Department of Energy (DOE).

March 7, 2016
"We’re spending a lot of power to reduce the frequency of error. What if you built a system that makes mistakes much more frequently but uses much less energy?" - Marc Snir, director of Argonne's mathematics & computer science division
Crowdsource: How do we make computers faster?

Five Argonne scientists with very different specialties answer the same question: "How do we make computers faster?"

March 7, 2016
Chien to lead new CERES Center

Computer scientists and engineers from the University of Chicago and industry have created the CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing. The center will be led by Andrew Chien.

February 5, 2016
Abdelhalim (Halim) Amer wins award for his doctoral dissertation

Abdelhalim (Halim) Amer, a postdoctoral appointee in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division, has won the Seiichi Tejima Doctoral Dissertation Award for the work on his Ph.D. thesis.

January 28, 2016
One Hour of Code, A Lifetime of Interest

Argonne National Laboratory’s Educational Programs, in partnership with the Computer Science Education Working Group, recently participated in the Hour of Code initiative December 7-12.

January 11, 2016
One Hour of Code, A Lifetime of Interest

Argonne National Laboratory’s Educational Programs, in partnership with the Computer Science Education Working Group, recently participated in the Hour of Code initiative December 7-12.

January 11, 2016
(Click to enlarge) The top image is taken from a computer simulation at a specific point in time during the first 90 hours into a 20-day run of a detailed global atmospheric model. The bottom image was taken by NASA's GOES satellite at the same point in time. A comparison of the two images shows how well the model projection matched the observed cloud features. (NASA)
Scientists compose complex math equations to replicate behaviors of Earth systems

At its most basic, a global climate model is a computer software program that solves complex equations that mathematically describe how Earth's various systems, processes and cycles work, interact and react under certain conditions. It's math in action.

December 16, 2015
MCS Division receives safety award

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne recently received an award from the National Safety Council for operating 2 million employee hours DART-free from October 20, 2002 to May 14

December 14, 2015