Argonne National Laboratory

Coordinator: Stefan Wild

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Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary laboratory conducting basic research in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences and applied research relating to environmental and energy technologies. Approximately 1,400 research scientists and engineers are involved in these programs.

A key element of Argonne’s scientific activities, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) has a 10-PF IBM Blue Gene/Q system, "Mira," for production scientific and engineering computing. Two new, more powerful systems will be installed at the ALCF in the coming years: "Theta" will arrive in 2016 and Aurora, a 180-PF Intel/Cray system, will be deployed in 2018.

Argonne also operates the Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC), which features a 103 teraflops computer with 308 state-of-the-art computational nodes, for a total of 4,928 processor cores. Additionally, Argonne hosts the Joint Laboratory for System Evaluation, which houses a range of emerging systems.

Qualified graduate students may use these Laboratory resources during the course of their research. Various projects are available for fellowship students in many areas of basic science, including the following:

functional genomics, genome sequence analysis, metabolic reconstruction, structural biology

Chemistry and Chemical Technologies
computational quantum chemistry, chemical kinetics, energy storage (batteries), biofuels

Climate Modeling
climate model development, design of coupled modeling software, atmospheric carbon dioxide distribution

combustion chemistry, device-scale modeling, turbulent combustion

Materials Science and Nanoscience
vortex dynamics, molecular dynamics, superconductivity, nanoscale photonics, electronics and magnetism

Mathematics and Computer Science
computational fluid dynamics, parallel tools and libraries, scalable I/O, optimization, performance modeling, large data analytics, cloud computing, nuclear reactor design simulation

Physics and Astrophysics
Monte Carlo methods in nuclear physics, numerical simulations of thermonuclear flashes