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Discovery science and technical innovation

Computing at LLNL advances scientific discovery through foundational and innovative research; mission-driven data science; complex modeling, simulation, and analysis on powerful supercomputers; and creative technologies and software solutions. Everything at Livermore is Team Science. Thus, Computing is at the heart of many of LLNL’s most compelling national security and scientific efforts:

  • Operating one of the world’s largest HPC data centers
  • Deploying research and supercomputers to mitigate COVID-19
  • Preparing for one of the nation’s first exascale-class computers
  • Providing essential IT expertise across LLNL
  • Running one of the world’s largest control systems at NIF
  • Advancing cancer research and treatment
  • Designing AI and machine learning algorithms for science-based pattern discovery

Focus Areas

Computational Math

Powering scientific codes with advanced algebraic methods, algorithms, solvers, and discretizations

Computational Science

Supporting the Lab’s mission-driven programs with scientific modeling and simulation

Cyber Security

Meeting the nation’s top priorities to enhance security in a highly interconnected world

Data Science

Advancing AI, data analytics, machine learning, predictive modeling, statistics, UQ, and more

Emerging Architectures

Innovating in new directions for next-generation hardware designs and platform integrations

HPC Systems & Software

Providing environments, tools, and expertise for vital national security research and development

Information Technology

Meeting the Lab’s computer technology needs every day with enterprise applications and services

Software Engineering

Applying best practices to maximize the efficiency of software development and deployment


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Source: LLNL News

Former Lawrence fellow Amanda Randles awarded 2023 ACM Prize in Computing

Randles, a former Lawrence fellow and current LLNL collaborator, was recognized for “groundbreaking contributions to computational health through innovative algorithms, tools and high-performance computing methods for diagnosing and treating a variety of human diseases.”

Awards | Careers | Computational Science

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL honored as one of Glassdoor's 2024 'Best-Led Companies'

This award honors companies with exceptional senior leadership teams that go above and beyond to redefine the employee experience.

Awards | Careers

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Source: YouTube

Video: How will El Capitan run?

Discover how the software architecture and storage systems that will drive El Capitan’s performance will help LLNL and the NNSA Tri-Labs push the boundaries of computational science.

Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Resource and Workflow Management | Software Build and Installation | Software Libraries | Storage, File Systems, and I/O


Featured Employee
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Chris Moussa

As a high school baseball coach, LLNL software developer Chris Moussa understands the value of having teammates you can rely on, which is why he’s especially grateful for his “fantastic” team at work.

Featured Project
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UMap uniquely exploits the prominent role of complex memories in today’s servers and offers new capabilities to directly access large memory-mapped datasets.

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Boost Your Career

Here in Computing, creative technology, advanced research, multidisciplinary collaboration, and big projects converge, creating one of the most stable, stimulating work environments anywhere.


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We offer a promising future of discovery science and technical innovation

From software developers and applied math researchers to hardware architects and networking experts, computing at LLNL requires a top-flight workforce with a broad skill set. Check out our internship pages or visit LLNL's careers site to see how you can be a part of the future.