LLNL Computing’s ground-breaking research and development activities, innovative technologies, and world-class staff are often featured in various media outlets.

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Video: The surprising places you’ll find machine learning

LLNL is applying ML to real-world applications on multiple scales. Researchers explain why water filtration, wildfires, and carbon capture are becoming more solvable thanks to groundbreaking data science methodologies on some of the world’s fastest computers.

AI/ML | Climate | Computational Science | Critical Infrastructure | Data Science | Multimedia | Scientific ML

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Matrix unloaded: GPU-boosted solvers for diffusion physics

Developed by LLNL and Portland State University researchers, innovative matrix-free solvers offer performance gains for complex multiphysics simulations.

Collaborations | Computational Math | Computational Science | Discrete Mathematics | Hydrodynamics | PDE Methods | Solvers

A flow chart showing the classification of the types of errors in scientific computing.

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Symposium paper formally verifies whether linear systems will converge

A new method defines a formal specification for convergence, which can be used to derive a set of machine-checkable conditions to guarantee a convergent solution to a differential equation.

Computational Math | ODE Methods

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LLNL and BridgeBio announce trials for supercomputing-discovered cancer drug

In a milestone for supercomputing-aided drug design, LLNL and BridgeBio Oncology Therapeutics today announced clinical trials have begun for a first-in-class medication that targets specific genetic mutations implicated in many types of cancer.

Biology/Biomedicine | CogSim/AI/ML Hardware | Collaborations | Computational Science | Data Science | Emerging Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Scientific ML

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DOE, LLNL take center stage at inaugural AI expo

Held May 7–8 in Washington, DC, the Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP) AI Expo showcased groundbreaking initiatives in AI and emerging technologies. Kim Budil and other Lab speakers presented at center stage and the DOE exhibition booth.

AI/ML | Data Science | Events

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Source: Science & Technology Review

S&TR cover story: The Laboratory’s habit of innovation

LLNL’s HPC capabilities play a significant role in international science research and innovation, and Lab researchers have won 10 R&D 100 Awards in the Software–Services category in the past decade.

AI/ML | Awards | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Compression | Data Science | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Power Management | Programming Languages and Models | Scientific ML

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Video: Supercomputer problems you’ve never heard of

Two LLNL teams have come up with ingenious solutions to a few of the more vexing difficulties. For their efforts, they’ve won awards coveted by scientists in the technology fields.

Awards | Data Compression | Data Science | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Power Management

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Evolving at the speed of exascale

Bugs, broken codes, or system failures require added time for troubleshooting and increase the risk of data loss. LLNL has addressed failure recovery by developing the Scalable Checkpoint/Restart (SCR) framework.

Awards | Exascale | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

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The lab that launched a thousand software projects

Release the codes! With a dynamic developer community and a long history of encouraging open-source software, LLNL has reached quadruple-digit GitHub offerings.

Collaborations | Open-Source Software | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Software Libraries

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Source: High Performance Computing Innovation Center

Register for HPC tutorials in August

Learn how to use a modern, open-source HPC software stack! Throughout August, join our tutorials on how to install and use several projects on AWS EC2 instances. No previous experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.

Education | Events | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Outreach | Scientific Cloud Computing | Software Engineering | Software Libraries

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Dream Day brings Girls Who Code students to the Lab

The event gave local middle schoolers a taste of what computer scientists do at the Lab.

Education | Events | Outreach | Students

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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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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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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

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LLNL’s El Capitan debuted on new Top500 list of world’s most powerful supercomputers

Unveiled at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany, the June 2024 Top500 lists three systems with identical components as registering 19.65 petaflops on the High Performance Linpack benchmark, ranking them among the world’s 50 fastest.

Awards | Emerging Architectures | Events | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software

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GUIDE team develops approach to redesign antibodies against viral pandemics

In a groundbreaking development for addressing future viral pandemics, a multi-institutional team involving LLNL researchers has successfully combined an AI-backed platform with supercomputing to r

AI/ML | Biology/Biomedicine | Collaborations | Computational Science | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software | Scientific ML

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UC/LLNL joint workshop sparks crucial dialogue on AI safety

Throughout the workshop, speakers, panelists and attendees focused on algorithm development, the potential dangers of superhuman AI systems and the importance of understanding and mitigating the risks to humans, as well as urgent measures needed to address the risks both scientifically and politically.

AI/ML | Data Science | Events

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Video: Igniting scientific discovery with AI and supercomputing

LLNL’s fusion ignition breakthrough, more than 60 years in the making, was enabled by a combination of traditional fusion target design methods, HPC, and AI techniques.

AI/ML | CogSim/AI/ML Hardware | Computational Science | Data Science | Lasers and Optics | Multimedia | Scientific ML

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Road to El Capitan 6: Modern compilers

Compilers translate human-programmable source code into machine-readable code. Building a compiler is especially challenging in the exascale era.

Compiler Technology | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Programming Languages and Models

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Road to El Capitan 7: Packaging for everyone

Backed by Spack’s robust functionality, the Packaging Working Group manages the relationships between user software and system software.

Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Open-Source Software | Software Build and Installation

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Road to El Capitan 8: Prepping for performance

The Tools Working Group delivers debugging, correctness, and performance analysis solutions at an unprecedented scale.

Debugging and Correctness | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Performance, Portability, and Productivity

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Road to El Capitan 9: Messaging and math

The advent of accelerated processing units presents new challenges and opportunities for teams responsible for network interconnects and math libraries.

Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Networking and Interconnects | Programming Languages and Models | Software Engineering | Software Libraries