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

A smashing success

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

December, 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

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

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

Balancing act

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher is developing approaches to spread the work evenly over scads of processors in a… Read More

October, 2013

Predicting solar assaults

When Earth’s magnetosphere snaps and crackles, power and communications technologies can break badly. Three-dimensional simulations of magnetic reconnection aim to… Read More

September, 2013

Quantum gold

Driven by what’s missing in experiments, Brookhaven's Yan Li applies quantum mechanics to compute the physical properties of materials. Read More

September, 2013

Star power

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher simulates the physics that fuel the sun, with an eye toward creating a controllable… Read More

August, 2013

Deciphering the big thaw

Scientists thought they had figured out what ended the last ice age – except for one nagging problem. Researchers using… Read More

July, 2013

Sun on Earth

Simulations at Sandia National Laboratories reveal that using magnetism to heat and insulate fusion fuel could recreate solar conditions in… Read More

January, 2013