Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is one of two leadership computing facilities supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The ALCF provides the computational science community with a world-class computing capability dedicated to breakthrough science and engineering. It began operation in 2006 with its team providing expertise and assistance to support user projects to achieve top performance of applications and to maximize benefits from the use of ALCF resources.
This year, the majority of the ALCF’s nearly 1 billion compute hours will be used by Department of Energy-selected projects, including explorations into renewable energy, studies of the affects of global climate change, and efforts to unravel the origins of the universe.
Mission and Vision
The ALCF's mission is to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs for humanity by designing and providing world-leading computing facilities in partnership with the computational science community.
We strive to be the forefront computational center for extending the frontiers of science by solving key problems for the nation that require innovative approaches and the largest-scale systems.