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Argonne principal mechanical engineer Sibendu Som (left) and computational scientist Raymond Bair discuss combustion engine simulations conducted by the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI). The initiative will be running massive simulations on Argonne’s Mira supercomputer to gain further insight into the inner workings of combustion engines. (Click image to view larger.)
Argonne pushing boundaries of computing in engine simulations

Researchers at Argonne will be testing the limits of computing horsepower this year with a new simulation project from the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative that will harness 60 million computer core hours to dispel uncertainties and pave the way to more effective engine simulations.

August 24, 2015
Barry Smith has made significant contributions to the field of scientific computing, including the development of PETSc and the Scientific Application Web Server. (Click image to view larger.)
Argonne announces 2015 Distinguished Fellows

Argonne National Laboratory has named Barry Smith, Charles Macal and Branko Ruscic as its 2015 Distinguished Fellows.

July 10, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million investment to deliver a next-generation supercomputer, known as Aurora, to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. When commissioned in 2018, this supercomputer will be open to all scientific users – drawing America’s top researchers to Argonne. (Click to view image larger).
U.S. Department of Energy awards $200 million for next-generation supercomputer at its Argonne National Laboratory

The Department of Energy announced a $200 million investment to deliver a next-generation supercomputer, known as Aurora, to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. When commissioned in 2018, this supercomputer will be open to all scientific users – drawing America’s top researchers to Argonne.

April 8, 2015
INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly six billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Their work will advance knowledge in critical areas, from sustainable energy technologies to the environmental consequences of energy use.

November 18, 2013
Marc Snir is Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory and the Michael Faiman and Saburo Muroga Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Click to enlarge.
Argonne's Marc Snir receives 2013 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Award

Parallel computing expert Marc Snir, a major contributor to the Message Passing Interface, has been named the recipient of this year’s IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.

September 23, 2013
Argonne honors employees for outstanding performance

The UChicago Argonne, LLC, Board of Governors honors employees of Argonne National Laboratory for their distinguished performance, outstanding service to the laboratory, excellence in safety leadership, and education and academic scholarship.

August 15, 2013
Senator Dick Durbin (Ill.) joined Argonne staff on July 1 to celebrate the dedication of Mira, the lab's new supercomputer and the fifth-fastest computer in the world. To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Senator Durbin leads dedication of new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) led the dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne on Monday, underscoring the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, to industrial innovation and to our nation’s economic future.

July 1, 2013
Mira, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, will enable researchers to tackle a wide range of extremely complex challenges – from improving combustion efficiency in jet engines to modeling the progression of deadly diseases in the human body. To view a larger, downloadable version of the image, click on it.
Media advisory: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to speak at dedication of Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

On Monday, July 1, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will speak at the dedication of the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, talking about the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, to industrial innovation, and to our nation’s economic future.

June 26, 2013
Argonne postdoc Kate Ryan, recipient of an Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy, studies lithium-air batteries, which may replace lithium-ion as the next generation of batteries for cell phones, laptops and cars.To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Argonne a top place to work for postdocs in 2013

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is one of the 10 best places to work as a postdoctoral researcher, according to The Scientist magazine’s annual survey.

April 16, 2013
Chemist Lin Chen is being honored for her “contributions to understanding structural dynamics of molecular excited states with special emphasis on problems related to renewable energy,” according to the AAAS.
Two Argonne scientists named 2012 AAAS fellows

Computational scientist Paul Fischer and chemist Lin Chen of Argonne have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

December 5, 2012