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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Source: LLNL News

GridDS: An open-source, data-science toolkit for energy

More than 100 million smart meters have been installed in the U.S. to record and communicate electric consumption, voltage, and current to consumers and grid operators. LLNL has developed GridDS to help make the most of this data.

AI/ML | Critical Infrastructure | Data Management | Data Science | Open-Source Software

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Latest S&TR issue highlights Kathryn Mohror

Computer scientist Kathryn Mohror is among LLNL's recipients of the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program awards.

Awards | Careers | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

logos for seven open-source projects: Spack, BLT, Caliper, MFEM, Flux, Ascent, and RAJA

Source: software.llnl.gov

Sign up for RADIUSS AWS tutorials coming in August

Learn how to use LLNL software in the cloud. In August, we will host tutorials in collaboration with AWS on how to install and use these projects on AWS EC2 instances. No previous experience necessary.

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

progression of the MuMMI model to predict how RAS and RAF proteins interact with each other

Source: LLNL News

LLNL cancer research goes exascale

An LLNL team will be among the first researchers to perform work on the world’s first exascale supercomputer—Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Frontier—when they use the system to model cancer-causing protein mutations.

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

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Source: Data Science Institute

Panel discussion spotlights COVID-19 R&D

The Data Science Institute's career panel series continued on June 28 with a discussion of LLNL’s COVID-19 research and development. Four data scientists talked about their work in drug screening, protein–drug compounds, antibody–antigen sequence analysis, and risk factor identification.

Bioinformatics | Biology/Biomedicine | Careers | Computational Science | Data Science

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Assured and robust…or bust

Livermore’s machine learning experts aim to provide assurances on performance and enable trust in machine-learning technology through innovative validation and verification techniques.

AI/ML | Data Science

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Source: LLNL News

UC Merced students work with LLNL mentors on potential new drugs to combat COVID-19

For the first time in the DSC series since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Lab mentors visited the college campus to provide in-person guidance for five teams of UC Merced students.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | Students

node diagram for El Capitan

Source: The Next Platform

Lawrence Livermore's El Capitan to take AMD’s Instinct APU mainstream

The Lab's upcoming exascale-capable supercomputer will see an implementation of a converged accelerated computing unit, or APU, hybrid CPU-GPU compute engine.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

rendering of El Capitan supercomputer

Source: HPCwire

AMD’s MI300 APUs to power exascale El Capitan supercomputer

In a presentation delivered to the 79th HPC User Forum at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, LLNL's Terri Quinn revealed that AMD’s forthcoming MI300 APU would be the computational bedrock of El Capitan, which is slated for installation at LLNL in late 2023.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

13 people cut a red ribbon in front of the new building

Source: LLNL News

NNSA Administrator Hruby dedicates LLNL’s computing facility upgrade

The utility-grade infrastructure project massively upgraded the power and water-cooling capacity of the adjacent Livermore Computing Center, preparing it to house next generation exascale-class supercomputers for NNSA.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

HPSS 30th anniversary logo

Source: YouTube

Video: Celebrating 30 years of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) collaboration

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) collaboration, comprising five DOE HPC national laboratories: LLNL, Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Sandia, along with industry partner IBM.

HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

Some of the LLNL HPSS team in front of one of our tape storage systems: Herb Wartens, Debbie Morford, and Todd Heer

Source: LLNL News

Multi-lab High Performance Storage System collaboration marks 30 years of data storage

After 30 years, the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) collaboration continues to lead and adapt to the needs of the time while honoring its primary mission of long-term data stewardship of the crown jewels of data for government, academic and commercial organizations around the world.

HPC Systems and Software | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

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Source: LLNL News

Brase discusses advances by ATOM in accelerating drug discovery pipeline

The Accelerating Therapeutic Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium is showing “significant” progress in demonstrating that HPC and machine learning tools can speed up the drug discovery process, ATOM co-lead Jim Brase said at a recent webinar.

AI/ML | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Delivering exceptional promise: Early and mid-career recognition award recipients

The latest issue of the Lab's Science & Technology Review magazine highlights Todd Gamblin among other EMCR Program awardees.

Awards | Careers | HPC Systems and Software | Software Build and Installation

supercomputer testbed

Source: LLNL News

El Capitan testbed systems rank among top 200 of world’s most powerful computers

As the U.S. welcomed the world’s first “true” exascale supercomputer, three predecessor machines for LLNL's future exascale system El Capitan managed to rank highly on the latest Top500 List of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL and Amazon Web Services to cooperate on standardized software stack for HPC

LLNL and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to define the role of leadership-class HPC in a future where cloud HPC is ubiquitous.

Cloud Services | Co-Design | HPC Systems and Software | Information Technology | Open-Source Software | Software Applications | Software Build and Installation | Software Engineering

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Source: LLNL Computing

IPDPS 2022 event calendar

LLNL participates in the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) on May 30 through June 3.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Data Science | Events | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Programming Languages and Models | Resource and Workflow Management | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

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Source: LLNL Computing

CASC team wins best paper at visualization symposium

Winning the best paper award at PacificVis 2022, a research team has developed a resolution-precision-adaptive representation technique that reduces mesh sizes, thereby reducing the memory and storage footprints of large scientific datasets.

AI/ML | Awards | Computational Math | Data Movement and Memory | Data Science | Discrete Mathematics | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software

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Source: LLNL News

HPCIC webinar series to highlight industry engagement and research

LLNL and the United Kingdom’s Hartree Centre are launching a new webinar series intended to spur collaboration with industry through discussions on computational science, HPC, and data science.

Data Science | Events | HPC Systems and Software | Outreach

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL honored as a top STEM workplace by AISES ‘Winds Of Change’ Magazine

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Winds of Change magazine has named LLNL as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces in 2022. This marks the second consecutive year that LLNL has been honored as an organization setting the standard for indigenous STEM professionals.

Awards | Diversity

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Source: LLNL News

NNSA and Cornelis Networks to collaborate on next-gen high performance networking

Technologies developed through the Next-Generation High Performance Computing Network project are expected to support mission-critical applications for HPC, AI and ML, and high performance data analytics. Applications could include stockpile stewardship, fusion research, advanced manufacturing, climate research and other open science on future ASC HPC systems.

AI/ML | Co-Design | Data Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Source: Exascale Computing Project

Join ECP birds-of-a-feather days on May 10-12

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) 2022 Community Birds-of-a-Feather Days will take place May 10–12 via Zoom. The event provides an opportunity for the HPC community to engage with ECP teams to discuss our latest development efforts.

Computational Math | Data Management | Data Science | Events | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Open-Source Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Programming Languages and Models | Software Build and Installation | Solvers | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

Rob standing in front of the HPC building

Source: Science & Technology Review

Shining a light on technical excellence

LLNL's DMTS awards program offers advancement for scientific leaders who choose the research track over the management ladder. Read more about computational mathematician Rob Falgout.

Awards | Careers | Computational Math

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Source: LLNL News

Livermore WiDS provides forum for women in data science

LLNL celebrated the 2022 Global Women in Data Science conference on March 7 with its 5th annual regional event, featuring workshops, mentoring sessions and a discussion with LLNL Director Kim Budil.

Careers | Data Science | Diversity | Events | Outreach