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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Conference paper illuminates neural image compression

New research reveals subtleties in the performance of neural image compression methods, offering insights toward improving these models for real-world applications.

AI/ML | Computer Vision | Data Compression | Data Science

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Revolutionary tool speeds up GPU programs for scientific applications

An LLNL-led team has developed a method for optimizing application performance on large-scale GPU systems, providing a useful tool for developers running on GPU-based massively parallel and distributed machines.

HPC Systems and Software

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LLNL’s Woodward, Hill elected to key SIAM leadership positions

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announced the election of LLNL computational mathematician Carol Woodward as its president-elect and computational scientist Judy Hill as a council member for the organization.

Careers | Computational Math

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LLNL’s Doerfert awarded IEEE Computer Society Early Career Researchers Award

Johannes Doerfert, a computer scientist in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing, was one of three researchers awarded the honor at SC23 in Denver.

Awards | HPC Systems and Software

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Record-setting SC23 builds mile-high momentum for exascale computing, AI, and the future of HPC

A record number of attendees—more than 14,000—experts, researchers, vendors and enthusiasts in the field of HPC descended on the Mile High City for the 2023 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, colloquially known as SC23.

AI/ML | Data Science | Emerging Architectures | Events | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software

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For better CT images, new deep learning tool helps fill in the blanks

LLNL researchers collaborated with Washington University in St. Louis to devise a state-of-the-art, machine learning ML–based reconstruction tool for when high-quality computed tomography data is in low supply.

AI/ML | Data Science | Deep Learning | Scientific ML

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LLNL-led SCREAM team clinches inaugural Gordon Bell Prize for climate modeling

An LLNL-led effort that performed an unprecedented global climate model simulation on the world’s first exascale supercomputer has won the first-ever Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling, ACM officials announced.

Awards | Climate | Collaborations | Computational Science | Exascale

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Spack receives prestigious HPCwire award at SC23

Leading HPC publication HPCwire presented Spack developers with the Editor's Choice Award for Best HPC Programming Tool or Technology at SC23.

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

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Computational math community gathers for annual workshop

The MFEM virtual workshop highlighted the project’s development roadmap and users’ scientific applications. The event also included Q&A, student lightning talks, and a visualization contest.

Computational Math | Computational Science | Discrete Mathematics | Events | Open-Source Software | Outreach | PDE Methods | Software Libraries

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New commodity supercomputing clusters deployed at NNSA labs claim Top500 spots

The debut of the NNSA Commodity Technology Systems-2 computing clusters Dane and Bengal on the Top500 List of the world’s most powerful supercomputers brings the total of LLNL-sited systems on the list to 11, the most of any supercomputing center in the world.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Data Days brings DOE labs together for discussions on data management and more

Data researchers, developers, data managers, and program managers from national laboratories visited LLNL to discuss the latest in data management, sharing, and accessibility at the 2023 DOE Data Days (D3) workshop.

Cloud Services | Collaborations | Data Management | Data Science | Events | Information Technology

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LLNL’s Kailkhura elevated to IEEE senior member

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization, has elevated LLNL staff member Bhavya Kailkhura to the grade of senior member within the organization.

AI/ML | Awards | Careers | Data Science

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LLNL continues to expand Girls Who Code outreach

Lawrence Livermore is celebrating nearly a decade of bringing the Girls Who Code program to local middle and high schools. Since standing up the effort in 2016, more than 900 students have participated in the clubs, and the offerings continue to expand.

Careers | Diversity | Education | Outreach | Students

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LLNL hosts thousands of enthusiastic explorers for Open House 2023

Nearly 19,000 employees and guests visited LLNL’s Open House 2023 on Oct. 21 and 22: an unprecedented crowd witnessing the Lab’s innovative science and technology up close.

Events | Outreach

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‘STEM Day at the Lab’ returns

LLNL welcomed more than 145 students from the Bay Area to ‘STEM Day at the Lab’ on October 6. STEM Day is a biannual daylong interactive event focused on STEM activities for students (grades 5-8) from underserved or disadvantaged communities.

Diversity | Outreach

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Source: Science & Technology Review

S&TR highlight: High performance postdocs

In recent years, the Lab has boosted its recruiting profile even further by offering the prestigious Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Computing Sciences. The fellowship fosters creative partnerships between new and experienced scientists. In short, it ensures an annual cycle that refreshes advanced research in computer sciences at the Lab.

Careers | Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Science

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Video: How LLNL’s exascale supercomputer came to be

Over several years, teams have prepared the infrastructure for El Capitan, designing and building the computing facility’s upgrades for power and cooling, installing storage and compute components and connecting everything together. Once all the pieces are in place, the life of El Cap as world-class supercomputer begins.

Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia

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Source: Exascale Computing Project

Alpine/ZFP addresses analysis, visualization, data reduction needs for exascale science applications

The Data and Visualization efforts in the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project provide an ecosystem of capabilities for data management, analysis, lossy compression, and visualization.

Data Compression | Data Movement and Memory | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Scientific Visualization

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Robust verification of control system enables NIF software updates

NIF Computing deploys regular updates to its computer control systems to ensure NIF continues to achieve ignition.

Computational Science | Lasers and Optics | Software Engineering | Software Quality Assurance

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Making a difference: From interns to LLNL employees

For Lab employees Mariah Martinez and Paige Jones of LLNL Computing, their journeys to the Lab started with an internship. They have continued their work as full-time employees, paving the way for others to make a difference at the Lab.

Careers | Students

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Meeting of the minds: advanced math for the exascale era

Hosted at LLNL, the Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations’ annual event featured breakout discussions, more than two dozen speakers, and an evening of bocce ball.

Climate | Co-Design | Computational Math | Computational Science | Discrete Mathematics | Emerging Architectures | Events | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software

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Lab scientists and engineers garner three awards for top inventions in R&D 100 competition

With this year’s results, the Lab has now collected a total of 179 R&D 100 awards since 1978. The awards will be showcased at the 61st R&D 100 black-tie awards gala on Nov. 16 in San Diego.

AI/ML | Awards | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Compression | Data Science | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Power Management

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LLNL scientists among finalists for new Gordon Bell climate modeling award

A team from LLNL and seven other DOE labs is a finalist for the new ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modeling for running an unprecedented high-resolution global atmosphere model on the world’s first exascale supercomputer. 

Awards | Climate | Computational Science | Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software