User Facility News

10.06.17User Facility

Liverwort Genes and Land Plant EvolutionExternal link

An international team including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, analyzed the genome sequence of the common liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) to identify genes and gene families that were deemed crucial to plant evolution and have been conserved over millions of years and across plant lineages. Read More »

10.05.17User Facility

Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of ExascaleExternal link

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley (Berkeley Lab) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) national laboratories, as well as the University of California at Davis are building the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings. Read More »

10.04.17User Facility

Berkeley Lab-led ECP Co-Design Center Achieves Orders of Magnitude Speed-Up in Latest Software ReleaseExternal link

Just one year after the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center has released a new version of its software that solves a benchmark problem hundreds of times faster than the original baseline. Read More »

10.03.17User Facility

Argonne’s Data Science Program Adds New Projects and Doubles in SizeExternal link

The new project award recipients include an industry-based deep learning project; a national laboratory-based cosmology workflow project; and two university-based projects: one that uses machine-learning for materials discovery, and a deep-learning computer science project. Read More »

10.03.17User Facility

Benchmarking Computational Methods for MetagenomesExternal link

A team including DOE JGI researchers described the results of the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) Challenge, the first-ever, community-organized benchmarking assessment of computational tools for metagenomes. Read More »

10.02.17User Facility

Software Developed at Brookhaven Lab Could Advance Synchrotron Science WorldwideExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed new software to streamline data acquisition (DAQ) at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Called “Bluesky,” the software significantly eases the process of collecting and comparing data at NSLS-II, and could be used to facilitate scientific collaboration between light sources worldwide. Read More »

09.29.17User Facility

Turbocharging engine designExternal link

For the first time, Argonne’s scientists and engineers pinpointed engine designs for a given fuel using the Mira supercomputer at the heart of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, reducing design time from months to weeks. Read More »

09.27.17User Facility

ALCF supercomputers help address LHC’s growing computing needsExternal link

A team is exploring the use of supercomputers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to help meet CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s growing computing demands.
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09.26.17User Facility

Researchers Develop a Way to Better Predict Corrosion from Crude OilExternal link

Using X-ray techniques, scientists at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are developing an analysis tool that can more accurately predict how sulfur compounds in a batch of crude oil might corrode equipment– an important safety issue for the oil industry. Read More »

09.26.17User Facility

Cartography of the CosmosExternal link

There are hundreds of billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy, interspersed with all manner of matter, from the dark to the sublime. This is the universe that Argonne researcher Salman Habib is trying to reconstruct, structure by structure, combining telescope surveys with next-generation data analysis and simulation techniques currently being primed for exascale computing. Read More »

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