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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nuclear predictive

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

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

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Putting catalysts on track

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

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

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