August 2016   |   Computer Science, Exascale Science

Packaging a wallop

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s time-saving HPC tool eases the way for next era of scientific simulations.

Energy, Nanomaterials
August 2016

Tower of power

University of Colorado and Department of Energy labs turn to supercomputing to amp up efficiency in concentrating solar energy.

July 2016

HPC revs up engine designs

An Argonne National Laboratory group looks under the hood to clean up combustion engines and the atmosphere.

Chemistry, Nanomaterials
June 2016

Super wires

Modeling self-assembling nanowires with curious electronic properties.

Science Highlights

June 2016

Predicting turbulence in fusion plasmas

Data from experiments and advanced codes combine with supercomputing muscle to help explain a half-century-old mystery.

Developing practical fusion energy has been impeded for decades by high heat loss from magnetically confined plasmas. Researchers from MIT, University of California at San Diego and General Atomics captured the dynamics of plasma turbulence linked to heat loss on unprecedented scales. Pictured here is the inside of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, the inset depicting plasma turbulence simulations that show long wavelength blobs coexisting with short wavelength streamers – small, finger-like structures that comprise the turbulence in the core of the experimental plasmas.

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