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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
Four Argonne National Laboratory scientists receive Early Career Research Program awards

Four researchers at Argonne have received 2012 Early Career Research Program awards, granted to exceptional researchers beginning their careers.

May 10, 2012
A new institute will help scientists process data from complex simulations. Above: a simulation of a complete helicopter combustion chamber, performed on the IBM Blue Gene/P at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Image courtesy Pierre Wolf, Turbomeca and CERFACS.
New institute to tackle "data tsunami" challenge

A new institute will help scientists process data from complex simulations. Above: a simulation of a complete helicopter combustion chamber, performed on the IBM Blue Gene/P at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Image courtesy Pierre Wolf, Turbomeca and CERFACS.

April 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
Steven Pieper (left) and Robert Wiringa, senior scientists at Argonne National Lab, have won the 2010 Tom W. Bonner Prize in nuclear physics.
Argonne scientists awarded Bonner Prize in nuclear physics

Steven Pieper and Robert Wiringa, senior scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, have won the 2010 Tom W. Bonner Prize in nuclear physics. The award will be presented by the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C., in February 2010.

October 29, 2009