Science Highlights

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New project is the ACME of addressing climate change

Argonne National Laboratory is participating in the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth

August 11, 2014
Brown named recipient of Young Achievers in Scalable Computing Award

Jed Brown, an assistant computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, has been named a recipient of the Young Achievers in Scalable Computing a

August 6, 2014
A new look at exascale resilience

With the emerging era of exascale computing, many challenges have come to light. One of the most troublesome is resilience – the ability to tolerate and gracefully recover from faults.

July 30, 2014
Images showing the two ways an icosahedral cluster of 12 spheres can rearrange when unlocked
Reconfigurable digital colloids

A team of researchers from Argonne, the University of Michigan, NYU, and the University of Colorado – Boulder has demonstrated how reconfigurable clusters of colloids can store data.

July 30, 2014
Rendering of the WECC Grid with novel graph algorithms methods that expose the hierarchical structure. Courtesy: Mahantesh Halappanavar (PNNL)
Anitescu discusses mathematics challenges of energy systems

Mihai Anitescu gave an invited presentation on June 12–13, 2014, at the initial meeting to launch the National Research Council study of the next-generation electric grid.

July 16, 2014
Results of a performance benchmark of storage systems (HDFS, MosaStore, and Chirp) on the Amazon cloud: concurrent reads of 40 files with varying size across 40 Amazon nodes.
MCS researchers win award for work on storage solutions in the cloud

Effective data handling is critical to many scientific applications in the cloud. Of particular importance is the issue of storage.

July 11, 2014
RGG Training Offered

Argonne researchers will present training on RGG, the Reactor Geometry (and mesh) Generator, on June 12, 2014.

June 11, 2014
MCS Division research featured in SUPER newsletter

SUPER – or the Institute for Sustained Performance, Energy, and Resilience – is a DOE SciDAC institute involving four national laboratories and eight universities.

May 30, 2014
Using Poncho to deal with private clouds

Clouds have become a new way of providing computational, storage, and networking capabilities to users on demand.

April 28, 2014
The strength of CALCioM: reducing I/O cross-application contention

A major challenge in high-performance computing systems is reducing I/O interference between concurrent applications.

April 17, 2014