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Higher learning

August 2018 Updated: August 2018

Computational Science Graduate Fellow Alnur Ali rides an early career at Microsoft to the upper ranks of machine-learning research.


Scaling the unknown

July 2018 Updated: August 2018

A supercomputing co-design collaboration involving academia, industry and national labs tackles exascale computing’s monumental challenges.


Meeting the eye

May 2018 Updated: May 2018

A Brookhaven National Laboratory computer scientist is building software to help researchers interact with their data in new ways.


Climate customized

April 2018 Updated: May 2018

An Argonne initiative tweaks climate models to help utilities and others predict and plan for future extreme weather.


Water works

March 2018 Updated: March 2018

Complex simulations are unraveling the idiosyncrasies of this unique liquid’s behavior.


A fusion fix

December 2017 Updated: February 2018

Graduate fellow leads software project to head off damaging fusion energy disruptions.


Connecting equations

December 2017 Updated: February 2018

A Sandia National Laboratories mathematician is honored for his work creating methods for supercomputers.


Enhancing enzymes

October 2017 Updated: February 2018

High-quality computational models of enzyme catalysts could lead to improved access to biofuels and better carbon capture.


Virtual vessels

September 2017 Updated: September 2017

The circulatory simulations a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship alumna now at Duke University could help physicians choose the best treatments before operating.


Cloud forebear

August 2017 Updated: February 2018

A data-management system called PanDA anticipated cloud computing to analyze the universe’s building blocks.


Booting up Trinity

July 2017 Updated: February 2018

The unusual architecture in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s newest supercomputer is a step toward the exascale – systems around a hundred times more powerful than today’s best machines.


Materials cookbook

June 2017 Updated: February 2018

A Berkeley Lab project computes a range of materials properties and boosts the development of new technologies.


Ditching intuition

May 2017 Updated: February 2018

Replacing lab tedium for efficiency, SLAC-Stanford team taps machine learning to screen for chemicals with promising properties.


No passing zone

April 2017 Updated: April 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory models the blood-brain barrier to find ways for drugs to reach their target.


Chipping away

March 2017 Updated: February 2018

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



December 2016 Updated: February 2018

With a boost from the Titan supercomputer, a Berkeley Lab group works the angles on X-rays to analyze thin films of interest for the next generation of nanodevices.


Forecasting failure

October 2016 Updated: October 2016

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


Early-universe soup

June 2016 Updated: June 2016

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


Multitalented metric

May 2016 Updated: October 2016

An alternative computing benchmark emerges to reflect scientific performance.


Bright future

February 2016 Updated: February 2016

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


Cables in one of 30 cabinets that comprise Edison, a Cray XC30 supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

Powering down

December 2015 Updated: December 2015

PNNL team views ‘undervolting’ — turning down the power supplied to processors — as a way to make exascale computing feasible.


Analysis restaurant

November 2015 Updated: November 2015

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


Noisy universe

September 2015 Updated: September 2015

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


Layered look

August 2015 Updated: August 2015

With help from the Titan supercomputer, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is peering at the chemistry and physics between the layers of superconducting materials.


Bits of corruption

July 2015 Updated: July 2015

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