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

Blue Gene/L supercomputer


Source: LLNL News

LLNL, IBM win SC20 ‘Test of Time’ for Blue Gene/L

A team of current and former LLNL and IBM scientists won the annual “Test of Time” award at the 2020 Supercomputing Conference on November 19 for a paper outlining LLNL’s Blue Gene/L supercomputer.

Awards | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

drawing of coronavirus model showing receptor binding domain and a small molecule bound to the viral protein


Source: LLNL News

Model for COVID-19 drug discovery a Gordon Bell finalist

A machine learning model developed by a team of LLNL scientists to aid in COVID-19 drug discovery efforts is a finalist for the Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science

the words "the sierra era" overlaid on a red, white, and blue hydrodynamics simulation


Source: Science & Technology Review

The Sierra era

The latest issue of LLNL's Science & Technology Review magazine highlights the work already accomplished with the Sierra supercomputer and what's to come.

Computational Science | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

Sierra supercomputer


Source: The Next Platform

Blazing the trail for exascale storage

LLNL is home to advanced tech at the high end of compute, networking, and storage. The article includes a video featuring Robin Goldstone, HPC strategist in the Lab's Advanced Technologies Office.

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

Top500 logo overlaid on a photo of the Sierra supercomputer


Source: LLNL News

Lab stands tall on bi-annual list of Top500 supercomputers

LLNL can lay claim to housing 4 of the world’s 100 most powerful supercomputers, more than any other institution according to the TOP500 List announced during SC20.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

a slide from Jim's deck about COVID-19 research


Source: YouTube.com

Video: Predictive biology for COVID-19 response

At the 2020 LLNL Computing Expo, Jim Brase outlined the Lab’s predictive biology efforts for new therapeutics, HPC capabilities, and making those resources available to researchers.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Multimedia

a slide from Marisa's deck showing a cartoon Rosie the Riveter type cartoon


Source: YouTube.com

Video: An introduction to Girls Who Code

At the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo, Marisa Torres described the Girls Who Code program’s activities, how it's closing the technology gender gap, and ways to get involved.

Diversity | Multimedia | Outreach | Students

Ian speaking at a podium


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Video: An introduction to open source software

Computer engineer Ian Lee describes the Lab’s OSS community, activities, and policies. This talk was recorded for the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo.

Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Software Engineering

simulation of aluminum sheet metal processing


Source: LLNL News

DOE announces five new energy projects at LLNL

LLNL will collaborate with Machina Labs to apply ML to aluminum sheet metal processing for aerospace and automotive applications. Five recently announced LLNL-led projects will be funded by HPC4EI.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science

Ruby supercomputer


Source: The Next Platform

What put LLNL at the center of U.S. supercomputing in 2020?

The Next Platform's Nicole Hemsoth writes that LLNL's addition of new hardware kept us at the front of the supercomputing news cycle throughout most of the year.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

Ruby supercomputer


Source: LLNL News

LLNL welcomes 'Ruby' supercomputer for national nuclear security mission and COVID-19 research

Ruby, a 6 petaFLOP cluster, will be used for in support of the NNSA’s stockpile stewardship mission, open science, and the search for therapeutic drugs and designer antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.

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

SC20 logo


Source: LLNL News

Department of Energy to showcase scientific computational expertise at SC20

The scientific computing and networking leadership of 17 DOE national labs will be showcased at SC20, taking place Nov. 9-19 for the first time via a completely virtual format.

Computational Science | Events | HPC Systems and Software

Carol Woodward in front of a whiteboard covered in math notations


Source: LLNL News

Women’s math association names Woodward a Fellow

The Association for Women in Mathematics has named computational scientist Carol Woodward as a 2021 fellow, recognizing her commitment to supporting and advancing women in the mathematical sciences.

Awards | Careers | Computational Math | Diversity | Solvers

Mammoth computing cluster


Source: LLNL News

Mammoth computing cluster to aid COVID research

Funded by the CARES Act, LLNL's new computing cluster, Mammoth, will be used to perform genomics analysis, nontraditional simulations, and graph analytics required by scientists working on COVID-19s.

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

one and zeros forming a tunnel


Source: LLNL Computing

Computing trio wins Best Paper Award at OpenMP Workshop

A team of LLNL computer scientists and a collaborator from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) won the Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP) 2020 in September.

Awards | Compiler Technology | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Programming Languages and Models

SC20 logo


Source: LLNL Computing

Looking ahead to SC20: more than HPC

LLNL’s Computing Directorate heads to the 32nd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC20) held virtually on November 9–19. Although the format is different this year, we’re turning out in full force.

Data Science | Emerging Architectures | Events | HPC Systems and Software | Outreach | Scientific Visualization | Students

collage of students and mentors on Zoom video chats


Source: LLNL News

Girls persevere for STEM in virtual conference

More than 150 girls participated in the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference via Zoom last month. LLNL Computing staff were among the online speakers.

Diversity | Events | Outreach | Students

SC20 logo


Source: LLNL Computing

SC20 event calendar

LLNL participates in the 32nd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC20) held virtually on November 9–19, 2020.

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

Corona supercomputing cluster


Source: LLNL News

AI gets a boost via LLNL, SambaNova collaboration

LLNL has installed a new AI accelerator into the Corona supercomputer, allowing researchers to run simulations while offloading AI calculations from those simulations to the AI system.

AI/ML | CogSim/AI/ML Hardware | Data Science | Emerging Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

screen shot of video showing Todd talking to three people and showing a slide of a graph


Source: YouTube

Video: Build all the things with Spack

LLNL computer scientist and Spack PI Todd Gamblin explains how the package manager works in this video from CppCon (C++ Conference). The video runs 6:53.

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

exascale day with date of October 18


Source: Exascale Computing Project

Celebrate exascale computing on October 18

LLNL will celebrate the second annual Exascale Day on October 18 with the DOE's Exascale Computing Project, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Argonne, and Oak Ridge.

Events | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

side-by-side comparison of Cerebras wafer next to a GPU


Source: HPCwire

LLNL, ANL and GSK provide early glimpse into Cerebras AI system performance

Livermore Computing's CTO Bronis de Supinski discusses the Lab's early work with, and vision for, the Cerebras-Lassen hardware integration.

CogSim/AI/ML Hardware | Data Science | Emerging Architectures | Scientific ML

Corona supercomputer


Source: LLNL News

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work

Funding by the CARES Act enabled LLNL and industry partners to more than double the speed of the Corona supercomputing cluster to in excess of 11 petaFLOPS of peak performance.

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

LLNL scientists use novel methods of in silico microscopy to reveal defects in the crystal lattice (green and red line objects and gray surface objects at the top) while removing all the atoms (yellow balls at the bottom) for clarity


Source: LLNL News

LLNL team solves 100-year-old metallurgy puzzle

To solve a 100-year puzzle in metallurgy about why single crystals show staged hardening while others don’t, LLNL scientists performed atomistic simulations at the limits of supercomputing.

Computational Science

PSAAP logo of the acronym, a scroll, and electron fields


Source: LLNL News

LLNL to provide supercomputing resources to universities selected by NNSA ASC program

LLNL will provide significant computing resources to students and faculty from 9 universities that were newly selected for participation in the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP).

HPC Systems and Software | Outreach | Students