Argonne National Laboratory

Science Highlights

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Image showing complexity of cosmological structure formation from 68-billion-particle simulation on Argonne’s Blue Gene/Q. (Image from Joe Insley and HAAC team, Argonne)
Cosmological toolkit project featured on DOE energy website

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, in partnership with Fermilab and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, are developing a state-of-the-art toolkit for analyzing cosmological simulation

October 2, 2013
Clearing up some concerns about cloud computing and genomics research

Cloud computing has become a popular option for scientists wanting on-demand access to increased capacity and capabilities, without having to invest in costly new hardware, storage, or other infras

October 7, 2013
Clearing up concerns about cloud computing and genomics research

Genomics researchers, who produce enormous amounts of data thanks to new DNA sequencing technology, have begun to recognize the potential benefits of moving to the cloud. At the same time, cloud computing raises some concerns.

November 5, 2013
MCS researcher presents tutorial on scientific visualization of flow field data

Flow visualization has long been an area of research, but the rapidly increasing size and complexity of flow field data have raised many new challenges.

November 5, 2013
MCS Division researchers awarded INCITE supercomputing time

Three researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne lead projects that have been awarded a total of 285 million hours of computing time on the U.S.

November 21, 2013
New initiative on runtime compatibility for MPI implementations

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have established an initiative to tackle the problem of maintaining runtime compatibility between message passing interface (MPI) implementations on high-

December 3, 2013
Tracing the behavior of parallel applications on extreme-scale systems

Event-tracing tools have proved vital for understanding how parallel applications behave. But new challenges make the use of event tracing on extreme-scale machines problematic.

January 3, 2014
Hybrid approach to failure prediction for advanced computing systems

“Fault tolerance is no longer an option but a necessity,” states Franck Cappello, project manager of research on resilience at the extreme scale at Argonne National Laboratory.

January 8, 2014
Carbon dioxide measurements (top), ambient flow measurements (middle), and inferred number of occupants for APS office building Feb. 21-March 12, 2012. Note the difference between weekdays and weekends. Note also that the peak occupancy is around 400 and that the typical double peak observed before and after lunch times.
Calculating concentrations of people in buildings

Estimating the number of occupants in a building at any given time is key for determining the heating and cooling loads as well as ventilation rates necessary to maintain comfort and air quality co

January 24, 2014
Energy cost savings under various combinations (P=power range per rack; PR=pricing ratio)
The power of power-aware scheduling

Energy expense is becoming an increasingly dominant part of the operating costs of high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

January 28, 2014