About

The ALCF enables breakthroughs in science and engineering by providing supercomputing resources and expertise to the research community.

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About the ALCF


The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at Argonne National Laboratory, enables breakthroughs in science and engineering by providing supercomputing resources and expertise to the research community.

Leadership Computing

Supported by the DOE's Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program, the ALCF and its partner organization, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, operate leadership-class supercomputers that are orders of magnitude more powerful than the systems typically used for open science.

Accelerating Science

ALCF computing resources—available to researchers from academia, industry, and government agencies—support large-scale, computationally intensive projects aimed at solving some of the world's most complex and challenging scientific problems. Through awards of supercomputing time and support services, the ALCF enables its users to accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation across disciplines.

Expertise and Support

The ALCF’s team of computational scientists, data scientists, performance engineers, system administrators, software developers, visualization experts, and support staff has the skills and expertise to ensure users get the most out of the facility’s high-performance computing systems. The ALCF also provides training and expertise to prepare researchers for the next generation of leadership computing resources.

Simulation, Data, and Learning

As a key player in the nation’s efforts to deliver future exascale computing capabilities, the ALCF is helping to advance scientific computing through a convergence of simulation, data science, and machine learning methods.