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

Ignacio Laguna and colleagues standing with the ISC 2023 Hans Meuer Award certificate.


Source: LLNL Computing

Best paper winner finds the sources of calculation inconsistencies

Updating a compiler can affect how code runs, leading to inconsistencies in outputs and creating problems for scientists. A new tool automatically finds the sources of these inconsistencies.

Awards | Compiler Technology | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software

Brian and Bronis in front of the SambaNova hardware


Source: LLNL News

LLNL and SambaNova Systems announce additional AI hardware to support Lab’s cognitive simulation efforts

The addition of the spatial data flow accelerator into LLNL’s Livermore Computing Center is part of an effort to upgrade the Lab’s cognitive simulation (CogSim) program.

Co-Design | CogSim/AI/ML Hardware | Data Science | Emerging Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Scientific ML

LLNL's supercomputing building


Source: Elastic

National lab uses Elastic to optimize performance of projected world's fastest supercomputer

The Lab was already using Elastic components to gather data from its HPC clusters, then investigated whether Elasticsearch and Kibana could be applied to all scanning and logging activities across the board.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Information Technology | Software Engineering

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Source: LLNL News

Girls Who Code ‘Altamont Connection’ brings students from Livermore and Tracy to the Lab

High school students from Livermore and Tracy visited LLNL on May 5 for a first-of-its kind event bringing the two cities’ Girls Who Code (GWC) programs and others together on-site.

Education | Outreach

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Source: Data Science Institute

Celebrating the DSI’s first five years

Since 2018, the Lab has seen tremendous growth in its data science community and has invested heavily in related research. Five years later, the Data Science Institute has found its stride.

Collaborations | Data Science | Education | Outreach | Students

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Source: Better Scientific Software

Surveys to understand developer health and happiness

Computer scientist Vanessa Sochat talks to BSSw about a recent effort to survey software developer needs at LLNL.

Computational Science | Open-Source Software | Software Engineering

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Source: LLNL Computing

Sierra supercomputer


Source: Information Week

How do supercomputers fit with strategies for sustainability?

Supercomputers broke the exascale barrier, marking a new era in processing power, but the energy consumption of such machines cannot run rampant.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Power Management

cartoon of workers assembling a fusion reactor


Source: GitHub

Open source is fueling the future of nuclear physics

Open-source software has played a key role in paving the way for LLNL's ignition breakthrough, and will continue to help push the field forward.

Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Science | Discrete Mathematics | Lasers and Optics | Open-Source Software | Scientific ML | Transport

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Source: LLNL News

Computing codes, simulations helped make ignition possible

For the physicists, computer scientists, and code developers who have worked on fusion for decades, computer simulations have been inexorably tied to the National Ignition Facility’s quest for ignition.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics | Transport

Unidentified employee (Ruth Kilby, possible) with IBM 704, November 1957


Source: LLNL Computing

A look back: Women in early computing at LLNL

LLNL’s archives recount the contributions of women who developed code during the Lab's early decades.

Careers | Diversity | HPC Systems and Software | Programming Languages and Models

Chandrika's portrait next to the SIAM logo on a blue geometric background


Source: LLNL News

Chandrika Kamath honored as 2023 SIAM fellow

The prestigious fellow designation is a lifetime honorific title and honors SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by the organization.

Awards | Careers | Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Management | Data Science

three panels showing progressive granularity of protein simulation


Source: LLNL News

Scientists develop model for more efficient simulations of protein interactions linked to cancer

The new model addresses a problem in simulating RAS behavior, where conventional methods come up short of reaching the time- and length-scales needed to observe biological processes of RAS-related cancers.

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

blue and red lattice structure on the left where blue indicates the lattice component that needs to be removed; black lattice structure on the right showing the optimized red portion of the left image


Source: LLNL Computing

screen shot of Tzanio talking to the seminar group with his slides on a big screen


Source: YouTube

Video: Meso and macroscale modeling 1 (IPAM at UCLA)

UCLA's Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics hosted LLNL's Tzanio Kolev for a talk about high-order finite element methods.

Computational Math | Discrete Mathematics | Events | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Outreach

Nisha and Dona converse in front of a fireplace video


Source: LLNL News

First-ever hybrid Women in Data Science Livermore event celebrates achievements, supports women in the field

Women data scientists, Lab employees, and other attendees interested in the field gathered at the Livermore Valley Open Campus for the annual Livermore Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event held in conjunction with the global WiDS conference.

Careers | Data Science | Diversity | Events | Outreach

screen shot of Erik talking to the seminar group with his slides on a big screen


Source: YouTube

Video: Future exascale architectures (IPAM at UCLA)

UCLA's Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics hosted LLNL's Erik Draeger for a talk about the challenges and possibilities of exascale computing.

Events | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Multimedia | Outreach

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Source: Elastic

Elastic announces 2022 Elastic Excellence Awards winners

LLNL is recognized as a public sector organization leading the way in innovative, sustainable, and critical use cases.

Awards | Information Technology | Software Engineering

Terri's portrait next to People To Watch graphic


Source: LLNL News

HPCwire names LLNL’s Terri Quinn among 2023 'People to Watch'

“I am delighted to be recognized by HPCwire,” Quinn said. “I feel the recognition has as much to do with the stature of Livermore Computing as the opportunity I’ve had to contribute. "

Awards | Careers | HPC Systems and Software

black-and-white photo of Robert Hughes at his desk in the 1970s


Source: LLNL Computing

screen shot of Ian presenting a slide showing a diagram of current HPC architecture


Source: Elastic

Webinar: You must unlearn what you have learned

LLNL security operations team lead Ian Lee recently gave a webinar describing how the Lab uses Elasticsearch for HPC. The 19:27 video is available on demand.

Events | Information Technology | Multimedia | Outreach | Software Engineering

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Source: NVIDIA Blog

Fusion reaction: how AI, HPC are energizing science

A principal investigator at LLNL shares how machine learning on the world’s fastest systems catalyzed the lab’s breakthrough.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Lasers and Optics | Scientific ML

Tony sitting in an auditorium of bright orange chairs


Source: Supercomputing

Meet the unflinchingly diverse Tony Baylis

Tony Baylis, LLNL Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs director and SC23 inclusivity co-chair, has devoted more than three decades to building partnerships and collaborations that exemplify the tenets of DEI.

Careers | Diversity | Events

DOE logo on green and blue background with "Achievement Awards" text overlay


Source: LLNL News

Five Lab teams recognized with Secretary’s Honor Achievement Awards

This year, the DOE honored 44 teams including LLNL's Exascale Computing Facility Modernization Project team for significant power and cooling upgrades to support upcoming exascale supercomputers.

Awards | HPC Systems and Software