Toil and trouble

Bubbles could block a promising technology that would separate carbon dioxide from industrial emissions, capturing the greenhouse gas before it… Read More

May 25, 2023

Seeing the big picture

With New Orleans' first COVID-19 deaths in March 2020, local pathologists autopsied victims in an urgent effort to tackle the… Read More

November 2, 2022

Visions of exascale

The Aurora supercomputer – scheduled to arrive at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in 2021– stands to benefit… Read More

March 6, 2019

Picture show

Scientists sometimes rebuff James Ahrens when he offers to help them analyze results from their high-performance computing (HPC) simulations of… Read More

August 4, 2015

Zooming in

Anyone familiar with high-performance computing knows that the ability to generate torrents of data far outpaces scientists’ capacity to extract… Read More

July 15, 2015

Big data, big pictures

When exascale computers begin calculating at a billion, billion operations each second, gaining insights from the massive datasets generated by… Read More

August 8, 2012

Game on

Next year, the Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will get a new name: Titan. The move is… Read More

December 28, 2011

Visualization visionary

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when a star explodes, a flame burns or cells divide uncontrollably… Read More

June 28, 2011

Science in motion

Science and engineering, long reliant on abstract symbols, graphs and models to represent the real world, can now also step… Read More

June 3, 2009