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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Developer Day goes virtual

Computing’s fourth annual Developer Day was held as a virtual event on July 30 with 8 speakers and 90 participants.

Bioinformatics | CI/CD | Data Science | DevOps | Events | HPC Systems and Software | Resource and Workflow Management | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Web Technologies

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL pairs world’s largest computer chip from Cerebras with Lassen

LLNL and Cerebras Systems have installed the company’s AI computer into Lassen, making LLNL the first institution to integrate the cutting-edge AI platform with a supercomputer.

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

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Source: Exascale Computing Project

Podcast: ECP leaders discuss highlights, challenges, and exascale impacts

Members of the leadership team of the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project cover the state of the project on the "Let's Talk Exascale" podcast. Episode 72 runs 1:26:54 and includes a transcript.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia

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Source: The Next Platform

Video: Flux Framework featured on Next Platform TV

LLNL computer scientist Stephen Herbein discusses the open-source Flux Framework HPC software on this video episode of Next Platform TV. His segment begins at 27:34.

HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Resource and Workflow Management

Simulated strength of shaking from a magnitude 7.0 Hayward Fault earthquake showing peak ground velocity (colorbar) and seismograms (blue) at selected locations (triangles)


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Lab team completes highest-ever resolution quake simulations using Sierra supercomputer

An LLNL team has published new simulations of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault—the highest-ever resolution ground motion simulations from such an event on this scale.

Computational Science | Seismology

simulation of arterial blood flow using HARVEY


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Using models, 3D printing to study common heart defect

LLNL researchers and collaborators have combined machine learning, 3D printing, and HPC simulations to accurately model blood flow in the aorta.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Resiliency in computer applications

In this issue featuring LLNL's R&D 100 Award winners from 2019, the versatile Scalable Checkpoint/Restart framework offers more reliable simulation performance.

Awards | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Software installation simplified

In this issue featuring LLNL's R&D 100 Award winners from 2019, software deployment is faster and easier with the Spack package management tool.

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

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Video: Advancing healthcare with data science

This video provides an overview of LLNL projects in which data scientists work with domain scientists to address major challenges in healthcare.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | Multimedia

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Source: Next Platform TV

AI acceleration: a Next Platform TV interview with Ian Karlin and Brian Van Essen

Ian Karlin on AI hardware integration into HPC systems, workflows, followed by a talk about software integration of AI accelerators in HPC with Brian Van Essen.

AI/ML | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software

diagram of a new “Mix-n-Match” method for calibrating uncertainty of deep learning models


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LLNL papers accepted into prestigious conference

Two papers featuring LLNL scientists were accepted in the 2020 International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), one of the world’s premier conferences of its kind.

AI/ML | Data Science | Deep Learning | Events | ML Theory

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Lockdown doesn’t hinder annual Data Science Challenge

In this year's Data Science Challenge with UC Merced, 21 students developed machine learning models capable of differentiating potentially explosive materials from other types of molecules.

Data Science | Students

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Video: MFEM - advanced simulation algorithms for HPC applications

This video describes MFEM (Modular Finite Element Methods), an open-source software library that provides advanced mathematical algorithms for use by scientific applications.

Computational Math | Discrete Mathematics | Multimedia | Open-Source Software

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Manufacturing, Energy Initiative to fund 11 new projects

In the HPC4EI project, LLNL and OxEon Energy will reduce the number of reactor tubes used to convert natural gas to liquid fuel, to lower cost and increase performance of synthetic fuel production.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics

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Lab breaks ground for exascale facility upgrades

Scheduled for completion in 2022, the project will expand the Livermore Computing Center's power and cooling capacity in preparation for exascale supercomputing hardware.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Deep learning-based surrogate models outperform simulators and could hasten scientific discoveries

Surrogate models supported by neural networks could lead to new insights in complicated physics problems such as inertial confinement fusion.

Computational Science | Data Science | Deep Learning | Scientific ML

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Computing’s partnership with environmental programs at the Lab adds up to environmental stewardship

Computing employees play a critical role in supporting the Environmental Restoration Department; Environment, Safety, and Health; and Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management.

Business Applications and Support | Information Technology

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Source: Exascale Computing Project

Podcast: The MFEM finite element library broadens GPU support

The Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations recently released MFEM v4.1, which introduces features important for the nation’s first exascale supercomputers. LLNL's Tzanio Kolev explains.

Computational Math | Discrete Mathematics | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Multimedia | Open-Source Software

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Source: LLNL Computing

ISC20 event calendar

LLNL participates in the digital ISC High Performance Conference (ISC20) on June 22 to 25.

Events | HPC Systems and Software

Magma supercomputer


Source: The Next Platform

Cooling Magma is a challenge that Lawrence Livermore can take on

LLNL's latest HPC system, aptly nicknamed “Magma," delivers 5.4 petaflops of peak performance crammed into 760 compute nodes.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Lab team studies calibrated AI and DL models to more reliably diagnose and treat disease

A team led by an LLNL computer scientist proposes a deep learning approach aimed at improving the reliability of classifier models for predicting disease types from diagnostic images.

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

topological analysis of X-ray CT data for recognition and trending of changes in microstructure under material aging


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AI identifies change in microstructure in aging materials

LLNL scientists have taken a step forward in the design of future materials with improved performance by analyzing its microstructure using artificial intelligence.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Materials Science

protein structures of SARS-CoV-2


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COVID-19 research goes public through new portal

To help accelerate discovery of therapeutic antibodies or antiviral drugs for SARS-CoV-2, LLNL has launched a searchable data portal to share its COVID-19 research with scientists and the public.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Management | Data Science | Information Technology | Software Engineering | Web Technologies

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Source: Data Skeptic

Podcast: Interpretable AI in healthcare

LLNL's Jay Thiagarajan joins the Data Skeptic podcast to discuss his recent paper "Calibrating Healthcare AI: Towards Reliable and Interpretable Deep Predictive Models." The episode runs 35:50.

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