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: YouTube

Exascale Day video playlist

The DOE's Exascale Computing Project compiled a video playlist for Exascale Day on October 18 (1018).

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

simulation of a computationally designed antibody interacting with the receptor binding domain of the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus


Source: LLNL News

LLNL joins Human Vaccines Project to accelerate vaccine development and understanding of immune response

LLNL will lend its expertise in vaccine research—most recently from designing new antibodies and antiviral drugs for COVID-19—and computing resources to the Human Vaccines Project consortium to aid

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

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Source: R&D World

Flux software wins 2021 R&D 100 Award

The renowned worldwide competition announced the winners of the 2021 R&D 100 Awards, among them LLNL's Flux workload management software framework in the Software/Services category.

Awards | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Resource and Workflow Management

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Source: LLNL Computing

SC21 event calendar

LLNL is participating in the 33rd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC21), which will be held both virtually and in St. Louis on November 14–19, 2021.

Data Science | Emerging Architectures | Events | HPC Systems and Software

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Source: LLNL News

Early access systems at LLNL mark progress toward El Capitan

Though the arrival of the exascale supercomputer El Capitan at LLNL is still almost two years away, teams of code developers are busy working on predecessor systems to ensure critical applications are ready for Day One.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

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Source: LLNL News

Powering up: LLNL prepares for exascale with massive energy and water upgrade

To prepare for the exascale El Capitan and the next generation of power-hungry supercomputers, LLNL construction crews and maintenance workers have been working since late 2019 and throughout the pandemic on a $100 million Exascale Computing Facility Modernization project.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

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Source: LLNL News

Updated exascale system for earth simulations

A new version of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) is two times faster than its earlier version released in 2018. E3SM2 was released to the broader scientific community in September. The project is supported by the DOE's Office of Science in the Biological and Environmental Research Office.

Climate | Computational Science

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Source: Data Science Institute

Data Science Challenge welcomes UC Riverside

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing and Data Science Institute welcomed a new academic partner to the 2021 Data Science Challenge program: the University of California Riverside campus. The intensive program has run for three years with UC Merced, and it tasks students with addressing a real-world scientific problem using data science techniques.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Students

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Source: LLNL Computing

GHC21: Grace Hopper Celebration

Many LLNL women and allies attend Grace Hopper Celebration every year to learn, to network, and to be inspired.

Diversity | Events | Outreach

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Source: LLNL News

NNSA taps Dell Technologies to provide expanded computing resources for stockpile stewardship

LLNL, in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, has awarded a subcontract to Dell Technologies for additional supercomputing systems to support the NNSA's nuclear deterrent mission. The contract will provide at least $40 million for more than 40 petaflops of expanded computing capacity for the NNSA Tri-Labs .

Computational Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

screen shot of Felice and interviewer on video chat with SC21 logo at bottom right


Source: YouTube

Video: HPC speeds up computational biology and drug design

Computational biology is using HPC to rapidly design and develop ways to treat cancer and COVID. LLNL researcher Felice Lightstone discusses ATOM (Accelerated Therapeutic Opportunities in Medicine) in this edition of SC21 TV.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | Multimedia

Rayleigh-Taylor instability simulation


Source: LLNL News

Lab-led effort one of nine DOE-funded data reduction projects

An LLNL-led effort in data compression was one of nine projects recently funded by the DOE for research aimed at shrinking the amount of data needed to advance scientific discovery. Under the project — ComPRESS: Compression and Progressive Retrieval for Exascale Simulations and Sensors — LLNL scientists will seek better understanding of data-compression errors.

Data Compression | Data Science | Open-Source Software

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Source: Data Science Institute

Inaugural industry forum inspires ML community

LLNL held its first-ever Machine Learning for Industry Forum (ML4I) on August 10–12. Co-hosted by the Lab’s High-Performance Computing Innovation Center and Data Science Institute, the virtual event brought together more than 500 attendees from the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, commercial companies, professional societies, and academia.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Science | Materials Science | ML Theory | Outreach | Scientific ML | Scientific Visualization

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Source: LLNL News

DOE-funded project to advance portability of heterogeneous HPC applications

A newly funded project involving co-principal investigator and LLNL computer scientist Ignacio Laguna will examine one of the major challenges as supercomputers become increasingly heterogeneous—the numerical aspects of porting scientific applications to different HPC platforms.

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

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Latest S&TR issue highlights VisIt

The Livermore-led VisIt visualization and analysis tool has supported scalable, high-quality evaluation of simulation results for over 20 years.

Data Science | Open-Source Software | Scientific Visualization

micro-model simulation showing the aggregation of Ras proteins on top of a cell membrane model


Source: Science & Technology Review

60 years of cancer research

From studying radioactive isotope effects to better understanding cancer metastasis, the Laboratory’s relationship with cancer research endures some 60 years after it began, with historical precedent underpinning exciting new research areas.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software

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Source: R&D World

Flux software selected among R&D 100 Awards finalists

The renowned worldwide competition announced the finalists for the 2021 R&D 100 Awards, among them LLNL's Flux workload management software framework in the Software/Services category.

Awards | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Resource and Workflow Management

Greg and Todd in video chat next to a screen showing a code demo


Source: YouTube

Video: How to Spack a software package

At the AWS/Arm Cloud Hackathon, Todd Gamblin and Greg Becker discuss the essential skills and concepts needed to understand how to create and deploy Spack recipes to build scientific codes.

HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Software Build and Installation

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Source: LLNL Computing

Summer hackathon tradition continues virtually

Each new season brings another hackathon, and Computing’s 2021 summer event took place on August 12–13.

Hackathons | HPC Systems and Software | Programming Languages and Models | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Students | Web Technologies

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Source: Data Science Institute

Former interns share insights during career panel

A new career panel series that kicked off in June continued on August 10 with a session featuring former LLNL interns who converted to full-time employment at the Lab. Moderator Mary Silva was joined by panelists from the Computing and Engineering Directorates.

Careers | Data Science | Education | Outreach

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Source: YouTube

Podcast: Talking Drupal features developer Shelane French

A new episode of the Talking Drupal podcast features LLNL developer Shelane French, who discussed how Computing uses Drupal and Docksal in the Lab's web environment.

Containerization | DevOps | Information Technology | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Web Technologies

ATOM logo on a black background


Source: LLNL News

LLNL/ATOM engagement with Purdue introduces students to drug design modeling

LLNL and Purdue are partnering to speed up drug design using computational tools under the Accelerating Therapeutic Opportunities in Medicine project. LLNL researcher Jonathan Allen mentored students and two teaching assistants, introducing them to computationally driven drug discovery and designing predictive models for drug candidates.

Computational Science | Data Science | Students

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Source: LLNL Computing

Dev Day makes the most of virtual format

Held virtually on July 15, our fifth annual Developer Day featured lightning talks, a technical deep dive, “quick takes” on remote-development resources, presentations about career paths, and a career development panel discussion.

Careers | Events | Open-Source Software | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Software Libraries | Web Technologies

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Exascale software lays foundation for discovery of new materials

The Center for Non-Perturbative Studies of Functional Materials under Non-Equilibrium Conditions advances high performance computing software to support novel materials discovery.

Computational Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Materials Science

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Source: Science in Parallel

Podcast: Jeff Hittinger: leading by example

In this episode (32:00), LLNL's Jeff Hittinger talks about scientific success, leadership, and the tricks he’s cultivated for communicating science to broader audiences through the Livermore Ambassador Lecture series.

Awards | Careers | Multimedia | Outreach