US proposes to increase NIST budget

The US Department of Commerce has released details of the Presidents budget request for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2017 - proposing to increase spending on HPC and future computing technologies by more than 50 per cent

Mira helps shape fusion plasma research

The IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer Mira, housed at the Argonne national laboratory Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ACLF), is delivering new insights into the physics behind nuclear fusion, helping researchers to develop a new understanding of the electron behaviour in edge plasma - a critical step to creating an efficient controlled fusion reaction


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