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September 26, 2013
Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: Everything You Need to Know About Supercomputers

In our newest infographic, we explain some of the complex terms associated with the speed, storage and processing on supercomputers; the game changing work being done with them; and the top 8 supercomputers that call the National Labs home.

September 25, 2013
Dr. Erich Strohmaier, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presents data from the TOP500 list of supercomputers. | Photo courtesy of Berkeley Lab.
10 Questions for a Scientist: Erich Strohmaier

Dr. Erich Strohmaier discusses the evolution of the TOP500 list of supercomputers, his own career and where the field of high performance computing is going next.

September 25, 2013
Introducing the Minorities in Energy Initiative

A new Energy Department initiative seeks to inspire underrepresented Americans to pursue careers in energy fields.

September 20, 2013
This overlay of mass spectrometry images shows the spatial distribution of three different kind of lipids across a whole mouse cross-section. Lipids act as the structural components of cell membranes and are responsible for energy storage, among other things. | Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Reindl (Berkeley Lab).
Supercomputing: Eye-Opening Possibilities in Imaging

OpenMSI, a powerful visualization tool developed by Berkeley Lab, may show the way to everything from better biofuels to more effective medicines.

September 19, 2013
In this photo, two Argonne researchers are pictured with Argonne's first digital computer, AVIDAC. Designed and built by Argonne's Physics Division for $250,000, it began operations on January 28, 1953. AVIDAC stands for "Argonne Version of the Institute's Digital Automatic Computer" and was based on architecture developed by mathematician John von Neumann. Groundbreaking as it was, today's smartphones are far more sophisticated and powerful than this machine. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Throwback Thursday with AVIDAC

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

September 19, 2013
A Clean Energy Revolution -- Now

Critics often say America's clean energy future will “always be five years away.” For four key clean energy technologies, that clean energy future has already arrived.

September 19, 2013
VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout

Miss the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout? Watch a recording of it now.

September 19, 2013
This image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398. | Image courtesy of the Dark Energy Survey.
Supercomputing: A Toolbox to Simulate the Big Bang and Beyond

Learn how three Energy Department National Labs are collaborating to peer deeper into the origins of our universe than ever before.

September 19, 2013
Innovating to Meet the Evolving Cyber Challenge

Protecting the critical energy infrastructure that supports America's economy and security is vital -- and is a top Energy Department priority.

September 17, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance

As part of our behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to compete in the Solar Decathlon, we are examining how teams transport their houses to the competition site.