Argonne National Laboratory

Science Highlights

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New Computer Software Enables Rapid Response to Time-critical Emergencies

Argonne researchers demonstrated a new system, called SPRUCE (Special Priority and Urgent Computing Environment), at Supercomputing 2006 in November. The demonstration featured a hypothetical scenario in which immediate access was requested and granted to

November 3, 2006
Nuclear Energy Research Moves Toward Greater Reliance on Computer Simulation

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is taking its nuclear energy research into new territory -- virtual territory that is.

November 28, 2007
Supercomputing brings the climate into focus

Recent advances in supercomputing have brightened the future of climate modeling, but they also bring to light complicated questions about the fundamental workings of our planet and our atmosphere.

August 31, 2010
Mysteries of the nuclear landscape

Approximately 3,000 nuclei are already known, and twice as many could, in principle, still be discovered experimentally.

September 1, 2010
Nuclear predictive

Imagine a new-generation nuclear plant – inherently safer, more efficient and able to refine petroleum or manufacture plastics while producing energy.

September 20, 2010
Argonne researchers demonstrate benefits of automatic differentiation in studying nuclear simulation models

Sensitivity analysis is an important tool in the study of nuclear systems.

January 1, 2011
Sharpening up legacy codes

A team from Argonne National Laboratory in the USA is developing a modern set of exascale computing simulation tools for the design and study of liquid-metal-cooled fast reactors. The simulation-based high-efficiency advanced reactor prototyping (SHARP) project at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is a multidivisional, collaborative effort to develop a modern set of design and analysis tools for liquid-metal-cooled fast reactors. The project’s modular approach allows users to attach new modules to legacy reactor analysis codes, thereby avoiding costly rewriting of codes while enabling the incorporation of new physics modules.

January 21, 2011
New computational framework for estimating wind power uncertainty

Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne, together with two doctoral students, have developed a computational framework that integrates a state-of-the-art weather for

February 1, 2011
Researchers use the cloud to shed light on a long-standing mystery

The question was: how is it that the quarks spins' contributions to the proton spin is only a small fraction of what was expected?

June 1, 2011
Argonne's MG-RAST metagenome analysis server passes 1-terabase milestone

MG-RAST, the metagenome analysis server developed and operated by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, has reached a new milestone: 1 terabase (1,012 basepairs)

July 1, 2011