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 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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

diagram showing conversion of CO2 to chemicals and fuels using renewable energy

Source: LLNL News

DOE funds 13 new HPC4EI projects

The Department of Energy announced awards of $3.7 million for 13 new High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) projects, including a collaboration involving LLNL targeted at improving CO2 conversion.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics | Materials Science

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Source: LLNL Computing

Career panel series kicks off with women in Computing leadership roles

More than 100 LLNL staff and students gathered virtually for the first session of a new career panel series inspired by the annual Women in Data Science conference and sponsored by the Data Science Institute.

Careers | Diversity | Outreach

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Source: LLNL News

New heavy vehicle design increases fuel efficiency, cuts carbon emissions

LLNL engineers have demonstrated that aerodynamically integrated vehicle shapes decrease body-axis drag in a crosswind, creating large negative front pressures that effectively “pull” the vehicle forward against the wind, much like a sailboat.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics

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New research proves quantum computing errors correlated, ties them to cosmic rays

In experiments performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers found that fluctuations in the electrical charge of multiple quantum bits (qubits) can be highly correlated. The team also linked tiny error-causing perturbations in the qubits’ charge state to the absorption of cosmic rays.

Emerging Architectures | Quantum Computing

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Virtual LLNL-UC Merced Data Science Challenge tackles asteroid detection though machine learning

Meeting virtually three times per week, 22 UC Merced students engaged with LLNL mentors and peers to address a real-world challenge problem, using machine learning to identify potentially hazardous asteroids that could pose an existential threat to humanity.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Space Science | Students

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Source: YouTube

Video: Developing scientific code on the world’s fastest computers at LLNL

Our use of supercomputers is enabled by the codes developed to model and simulate complex physical phenomena on massively parallel architectures.

Computational Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Multimedia | Scientific Visualization | Software Engineering

nuclear weapon blast simulation in multiple colors

Source: LLNL News

Lawrence Livermore team looks at nuclear weapon effects for near-surface detonations

Using the Miranda code and the Ruby supercomputer, an LLNL team has taken a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to the Earth’s surface create complications in their effects and apparent yields.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics

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Source: YouTube

Video: COVID-19 detection and analysis with Nisha Mulakken

On a recent video episode of The Data Standard Podcast, biostatistician Nisha Mulakken discusses the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) system, which has detection capability for all variants of SARS-CoV-2.

Bioinformatics | Data Science | Multimedia