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Chipping away

March 22nd, 2017 Updated: March 22nd, 2017

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


Bright future

February 24th, 2016 Updated: February 24th, 2016

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


Sneak kaboom

April 30th, 2015 Updated: June 2nd, 2015

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


Rewinding the universe

December 17th, 2013 Updated: December 18th, 2013

Dark energy propels the universe to expand faster and faster. Researchers are using simulations to test different conceptions about how this happens.


Overcoming resistance

October 18th, 2012 Updated: October 18th, 2012

To find a path around antibiotic resistance, a team working with the Intrepid supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory is simulating molecular binding interactions to rapidly vet new infection-fighting candidates.


Multi-scale model of arterial blood flow.

Inside the skull

February 14th, 2012 Updated: February 14th, 2012

Modeling the elements of blood flow in the brain could help neurosurgeons to predict when and where an aneurysm might rupture – and when to operate.


Pounding out atomic nuclei

March 7th, 2011 Updated: November 30th, 2011

Thousands of tiny systems called atomic nuclei – specific combinations of protons and neutrons – prove extremely difficult to study but have big implications for nuclear stockpile stewardship. To describe all of the nuclei and the reactions between them, a nationwide collaboration is devising powerful algorithms that run on high-performance computers.


Nuclear predictive

September 20th, 2010 Updated: November 30th, 2011

Argonne National Laboratory applies mathematics and computation to engineer the next generation of nuclear reactors.


Putting catalysts on track

March 1st, 2010 Updated: March 16th, 2011

Computation and experimentation combine to improve and speed design of useful compounds.