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

winter 2021 hackathon logo


Source: Data Science Institute

Winter hackathon highlights data science talks and tutorial

The Data Science Institute sponsored LLNL’s 27th hackathon on February 11–12. Organizers offered a deep learning tutorial and presentations showcasing data science techniques.

Data Science | Deep Learning | Hackathons

Molecular dynamics simulations with insets showing molecules


Source: LLNL News

Research uncovers missing physics in explosive hotspots

Research conducted on the Quartz supercomputer highlights findings made by scientists that reveal a missing aspect of the physics of hotspots in TATB and other explosives.

Computational Science | Materials Science

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Source: LLNL News

Lab event encourages growth of women in data science

Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, LLNL’s 4th Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event brought women together to discuss successes, opportunities and challenges of being female in a mostly male field.

Careers | Data Science | Diversity | Events | Outreach

El Capitan rendering


Source: The Next Platform

Livermore converges a slew of new ideas for exascale storage

CTO Bronis de Supinski discusses the integrated storage strategy of the future El Capitan exascale supercomputing system, which will have in excess of 2 exaflops of raw computing power spread across nodes.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Near Memory Computing | Resource and Workflow Management | Software Engineering | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

divesity summit logo on a read and yellow background alongside Jeene's photo


Source: LLNL News

Villanueva shares path to growth at diversity summit

Jeene Villanueva, LLNL computer scientist and group leader, represented the Lab at the 2021 Lab Manager Diversity Digital Summit, "Building Better Labs: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion."

Careers | Diversity | Outreach

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Source: Frontiers of Engineering

Ana Kupresanin featured in FOE alumni spotlight

LLNL's Ana Kupresanin, CASC deputy director and member of the Data Science Institute council, was recently featured in a Frontiers of Engineering alumni spotlight. FOE is run by the National Academy of Engineering nonprofit organization.

Careers | Data Science | UQ and Statistics

collage of four researchers and examples of chest x-rays


Source: LLNL News

'Self-trained' deep learning to improve disease diagnosis

LLNL and IBM research on deep learning models to accurately diagnose diseases from x-ray images won the Best Paper award for Computer-Aided Diagnosis at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference.

Awards | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | Deep Learning

photo of Ghaleb who is wearing a mask poolside


Source: Virginia Tech

Ghaleb Abdulla named a Virginia Tech computer science notable alumni

As part of the 50th anniversary of Virginia Tech’s computer science department, the university is featuring active and dynamic alumni—including LLNL computer scientist Ghaleb Abdulla.

Careers | Computational Science | Data Science | Education

CASC and SIAMCSE logos side by side


Source: LLNL Computing

SIAM CSE21 event calendar

Our researchers will be well represented at the virtual SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21) on March 1–5. SIAM is the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics with an international community of more than 14,500 individual members.

Algorithms at Scale | Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Science | Discrete Mathematics | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | PDE Methods | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Programming Languages and Models | UQ and Statistics

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Source: HPCwire

Livermore’s El Capitan supercomputer to debut HPE ‘Rabbit’ near node local storage

A near node local storage innovation called Rabbit factored heavily into LLNL’s decision to select Cray’s proposal for its CORAL-2 machine, the lab’s first exascale-class supercomputer, El Capitan.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Near Memory Computing | Resource and Workflow Management | Software Engineering | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

abstract graphic of a brain and network overlaid with the CASC logo


Source: LLNL Computing

CASC research in machine learning robustness debuts at AAAI conference

Three papers address feature importance estimation under distribution shifts, attribute-guided adversarial training, and uncertainty matching in graph neural networks.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Data Science | Deep Learning | ML Theory | Scientific ML | UQ and Statistics

illustration showing the LbC method of simulator inputs into a prediction estimator


Source: LLNL News

Lab researchers explore ‘learn-by-calibration’ approach to deep learning

An LLNL team has developed a “Learn-by-Calibrating” method for creating powerful scientific emulators that could be used as proxies for far more computationally intensive simulators.

Computational Math | Data Science | Deep Learning | ML Theory | Scientific ML

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Source: LLNL News

Lab makes Glassdoor’s 2021 list of ‘Best Places to Work’

For the third consecutive year, LLNL has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2021.

Awards | Careers

successive photos of a cheetah with a patch of the image generated by a machine learning algorithm


Source: LLNL News

Lawrence Livermore computer scientist heads award-winning computer vision research

A team led by LLNL developed a new kind of prior—a characterization of the space of natural images—for compressive image recovery that is trained on patches of images instead of full-sized images.

Awards | Computer Vision | Data Science

 simulation of protein-lipid dynamics for a 1 µm x 1 µm membrane subsection at near-atomistic resolution


Source: HPCwire

Scientists tap the power of HPC in a bet to understand cancer growth

A multi-institutional team including LLNL is using Summit, America’s fastest supercomputer, to understand how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering cancer.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science

Photo of Bronis next to IEEE logo


Source: LLNL News

LLNL’s de Supinski earns prestigious IEEE Fellowship

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, has named Livermore Computing CTO Bronis de Supinski to its 2021 Class of Fellows for his leadership in large-scale computing systems.

Awards | Careers

diagram of a robust machine learning life cycle


Source: LLNL News

NeurIPS papers aim to improve understanding and robustness of machine learning algorithms

The 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems features two papers advancing the reliability of deep learning for mission-critical applications at LLNL.

AI/ML | Data Science | ML Theory

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Source: LLNL News

Girls Who Code ‘Big’ program goes virtual

The first-ever virtual Girls Who Code – "Big" program (a collaboration between LLNL, the Livermore Lab Foundation, and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District) recently wrapped up.

Diversity | Outreach | Students

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