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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
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
Argonne materials scientist and distinguished fellow Ali Erdemir’s R&D 100 award recognizes an ultra-fast large-scale boriding process he developed. The process increases the durability and hardness of mechanical components.
Argonne wins four R&D 100 Awards

Four technologies developed by researchers at Argonne have received this year’s R&D 100 awards. The awards, organized by R&D magazine, are widely considered to be the "Oscars of Innovation."

June 20, 2012
Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.
Fostering Discoveries Faster: Argonne's Mira ranks among nation’s fastest science supercomputers

Mira, Argonne National Laboratory’s new IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is the third fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today. Mira thus takes its place among the U.S. computational giants poised to propel scientific discoveries into the petascale.

June 18, 2012
This image of a Type Ia Supernova, created by Brad Gallagher using data from George Jordan and Donald Q. Lamb (University of Chicago), was based on research funded by INCITE. The blue surface approximates the surface of the star and the yellow surface shows the flame front, behind which there is ash from burning stellar material.
Argonne scientists awarded supercomputing time to enable scientific breakthroughs

Four researchers at Argonne National Laboratory lead projects that have been awarded a total of 65 million hours of computing time on Argonne’s energy-efficient Blue Gene/P (“Intrepid”) supercomputer. The researchers will conduct advanced simulation and analysis, performing virtual experiments that would be almost impossible and impractical in the natural world.

November 30, 2010
Ravi Madduri, a software development specialist at Argonne National Laboratory, has been invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Argonne's Madduri invited to 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Ravi Madduri from Argonne National Laboratory has been invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, to be held September 22-25.

June 25, 2010
Dynamic Nimbus cloud deployment wins Challenge Award at Grid5000 conference

The Nimbus toolkit, developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago as an open source set of software tools for providing cloud computing implementations, played a major role at the Grid5000 conference in France.

April 26, 2010
Optimization server reaches two million milestone

NEOS, the Network-Enabled Optimization System developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory in conjunction with Northwestern University, has reached a new milestone: two million submissions to its optimization software.

February 22, 2010
Coolant-flow pressure distribution in a 217-pin wire-wrapped subassembly, computed on the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's Blue Gene/P supercomputer. Image by members of the Argonne SHARP project, Paul Fischer, Aleks Obabko, Andrew Siegel, Dave Pointer and Jeff Smith.
Argonne scientists awarded supercomputing time to accelerate discoveries

Five researchers at Argonne National Laboratory will lead projects that have been awarded a total of 80 million hours of computing time on Argonne’s energy-efficient Blue Gene/P. Using the computer allotments, the researchers will conduct advanced simulation and analysis and will develop scalable system software needed to fully utilize the power of leadership-class computing facilities.

January 26, 2010
Argonne's Blue Gene/P supercomputer, tinted green in this photo to illustrate its environmentally friendly low energy consumption, is one of the world's fastest computers for open scientific research.
Argonne recognized for “green computing” in 2009 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the HPCwire Readers' Choice Award for Best Application of Green Computing.

November 17, 2009