Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s oldest and largest national laboratories for science and engineering research, employs roughly 2,900 employees, including about 1,000 scientists and engineers, three-quarters of whom hold doctoral degrees. Argonne’s annual operating budget of around $630 million supports upwards of 200 research projects, which are broadly described below. Since 1990, Argonne has worked with more than 600 companies and numerous federal agencies and other organizations.
Argonne’s mission is to apply a unique mix of world-class science, engineering and user facilities to deliver innovative research and technologies. We create new knowledge that addresses the most important scientific and societal needs of our nation.
We actively seek opportunities to work with industry to transfer our technologies to the marketplace through licensing, joint research and many other collaborative relationships.
Argonne is driving the evolution of leadership computing from petascale, or one quadrillion operations per second, to exascale while leading the development of scalable codes and computing environments for these machines.
Working with scientific users and partners, Argonne enables and supports extremely complex analyses that work to solve major energy and climate problems and promote world-class discovery.
Argonne is home to the Blue Gene/P, one of the world’s largest open-science computers. While it runs at more than 557 teraflops, its “green” cooling design lets the machine run on just a third of the electricity used to power similar computers. The Blue Gene/P has helped Argonne conduct leading research in chemistry, combustion, astrophysics, genetics, materials science and nuclear energy.