Supercomputing & high-performance computing

Exploring the dark universe at the speed of petaflopsSeptember 13, 2013

An astonishing 95% of our universe is made of up dark energy and dark matter. Understanding the physics of this sector is the foremost challenge in cosmology today. Sophisticated simulations of the evolution of the universe play a crucial role.

Famous supercomputer Watson provides inspiration for solar power predictionsSeptember 12, 2013

Argonne research meteorologist Edwin Campos uses high-performance computers to make up-to-the-minute predictions of sunlight for solar power production.

MCS Division researchers play major role in SC13August 28, 2013

MCS will present papers, give tutorials, and conduct panels and workshops at SC13.

Argo: An exascale operating system

Argo is a new exascale operating system/runtime designed to support extreme-scale scientific computation.

Adventures in parallelism: Celebrating 30 years of parallel computing at ArgonneMay 13, 2013

Were they visionaries or lucky gamblers? Thirty years ago, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory established the lab’s first experimental parallel computing facility. Today, high-performance computing has become essential to virtually all science and engineering, and Argonne houses one of the fastest parallel machines in the world in support of scientific discovery.

Charlie CatlettApril 3, 2013

Computer Scientist

MPICH: A High-Performance, Portable Implementation of MPI

MPICH is a high-performance, portable implementation of the message-passing interface.

Data-Intensive Science

We’ve got a lot of computer power – but it is being dwarfed by increases in the amount of data. MCS researchers are devising new methods to extract knowledge and insights from large data sets in order to make new scientific discoveries.