Chipping away

Redirecting an old chip might change the pathway to tomorrow’s fastest supercomputers, Argonne National Laboratory researchers say. Read More

March, 2017


With a boost from the Titan supercomputer, a Berkeley Lab group works the angles on X-rays to analyze thin films… Read More

December, 2016

Forecasting failure

Sandia National Laboratories aims to predict physics on a micrometer scale. Read More

October, 2016

Early-universe soup

ORNL’s Titan supercomputer is helping Brookhaven physicists understand the matter that formed microseconds after the Big Bang. Read More

June, 2016

Multitalented metric

An alternative computing benchmark emerges to reflect scientific performance. Read More

May, 2016

Bright future

The smart grid turns to high-performance computing to guide its development and keep it working. Read More

February, 2016

Powering down

PNNL team views 'undervolting' — turning down the power supplied to processors — as a way to make exascale computing… Read More

December, 2015

Analysis restaurant

The AnalyzeThis system deals with the rush of huge data-analysis orders typical in scientific computing. Read More

November, 2015

Noisy universe

Berkeley Lab cosmologists sift tsunamis of data for signals from the birth of galaxies. Read More

September, 2015

Layered look

With help from the Titan supercomputer, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is peering at the chemistry and physics between… Read More

August, 2015

Bits of corruption

Los Alamos’ extensive study of HPC platforms finds silent data corruption in scientific computing – but not much. Read More

July, 2015

Sneak kaboom

At Argonne, research teams turn to supercomputing to study a phenomenon that can trigger surprisingly powerful explosions. Read More

April, 2015

Slippery subject

University of Texas researchers are out to improve computational models of ice sheets by refining estimates of basal friction: how… Read More

February, 2015

Undersea link to LHC

The Energy Science Network, the high-speed fiber optic data pipeline that has connected all 17 U.S. national laboratories for almost… Read More

December, 2014

A smashing success

The world's particle colliders unite to share and analyze massive volumes of data. Read More

December, 2014

Universe in a day

A team working on the Titan supercomputer simulates the biggest thing of all in a flash, then shares. Read More

November, 2014

Making hydrogen

On the roads around the Bay Area in 2015, there's a good chance Brandon Wood will spot one of the… Read More

October, 2014

Back to the hydrogen future

At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Computational Science Graduate Fellowship alum Brandon Wood applies the world’s most sophisticated molecular dynamics codes… Read More

October, 2014

Sidebar: Joints modeling: A worldwide movement

Matthew Brake, a principal research scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, estimates that several thousand researchers worldwide are striving… Read More

September, 2014

Joint venture

Sandia National Laboratories investigators turn to advanced modeling to test the reliability of the joints that hold nuclear missiles together. Read More

September, 2014

Life underground

A PNNL team builds models of deep-earth water flows that affect the tiny organisms that can make big contributions to… Read More

August, 2014

Supernova shocks

More than 10 years after simulations first suggested its presence, observations appear to confirm that a key instability drives the… Read More

May, 2014

Big explosions, big pictures

For discovering significant supernova phenomena and simulation flaws, several pairs of eyes beat pages of numbers, Anthony Mezzacappa says. Data… Read More

May, 2014

After the thaw

Simulations of melting permafrost promise changes in climate modeling. Read More

February, 2014

Rewinding the universe

Dark energy propels the universe to expand faster and faster. Researchers are using simulations to test different conceptions about how… Read More

December, 2013