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Batteries beyond the Nobel Prize: Q&A with the directors of the national laboratory battery hub

The October announcement from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry had been awarded to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries — John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino — sparked international headlines and triggered a brief uptick in usage of the hashtag #battchat on Twitter, as battery scientists tweeted congratulations to the Nobel Laureates.

Nov 20, 2019

Argonne teams up with Altair to manage use of upcoming Aurora supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with the global technology company Altair to implement a new scheduling system that will be employed on the Aurora supercomputer, slated for delivery in 2021.
Aurora will be one of the nation’s first exascale systems; capable of performing a billion billion – that’s a quintillion – calculations per second. It will be nearly 100 times faster than Argonne’s current supercomputer, Theta, which went online just two years ago.

Nov 19, 2019