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

Sierra supercomputer with text overlay of ISC logo

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

series of images depicting the progression of a patient (current state) diagnosed with COVID-19

Source: LLNL News

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

Source: LLNL News

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

Source: LLNL News

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

data skeptic podcast logo

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

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Source: Better Scientific Software

Working remotely: the Spack team

Elaine Raybourn interviews LLNL's Todd Gamblin about the Spack project's experience working remotely.

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

simulation showing a laser interacting simultaneously with the melt pool and a large “spatter” of metal powder particle

Source: LLNL News

Lab devises plan to reduce defects in 3D metal printing

Combining computer simulations with ultra-high-speed X-ray imaging, LLNL researchers have discovered a way to reduce defects in parts built through a laser-based metal 3D-printing process.

Computational Science | Materials Science

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Source: insideHPC

Video: Incorporation of machine learning into scientific simulations at LLNL

In this video from the Stanford HPC Conference, Katie Lewis presents "The Incorporation of Machine Learning into Scientific Simulations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory."

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Multimedia

abstract design showing layers of materials and chemicals on a stylized background

Source: Data Science Institute

Building knowledge and insights using machine learning of scientific articles

An LLNL team developed ML tools that extract and structure information from the text and figures of nanomaterials articles using NLP, image analysis, computer vision, and visualization techniques.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Data-Driven Decisions | Materials Science

3D structure of an antibody candidate is shown alongside the protein of SARS-CoV-

Source: LLNL News

LLNL’s new ML platform generates novel COVID-19 antibody sequences for experimental testing

LLNL researchers have identified an initial set of therapeutic antibody sequences, designed in a few weeks using machine learning and supercomputing, aimed at binding and neutralizing SARS-CoV-2.

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

Todd with headphones and a microphone

Source: Exascale Computing Project

Podcast: Flexible package manager automates the deployment of software on supercomputers

The Exascale Computing Project's Let's Talk Exascale podcast has a new episode featuring LLNL's Todd Gamblin, who talks about the package manager Spack. Episode 67 runs 5:54 and includes a transcript.

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

Corona supercomputer

Source: LLNL News

Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research

AMD will supply upgraded GPUs for the Corona supercomputing cluster, which will be used by scientists working on discovering potential antibodies and antiviral compounds for SARS-CoV-2.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

Hidden in Plain Sight podcast logo

Source: Mission.org

Podcast: Using data to build a secure future

On the Hidden in Plain Sight podcast, LLNL director Bill Goldstein explains how the Lab crunches data to shape the future.

Data Science | Multimedia

Computing summer students class of 2019

Source: LLNL News

LLNL summer student program update

This summer, LLNL will offer a remote program allowing students to carry out research projects by telecommuting, if their original project can be modified for online work.


collage of four speakers during their talks

Source: Data Science Institute

Local Women in Data Science conference showcases Lab research

Held in early March, the WiDS Livermore event featured four technical talks from LLNL data scientists.

Careers | Data Science | Diversity | Events | Outreach

Group selfie at WiDS 2020

Source: Data Science Institute

Lab promotes diversity, tech at Women in Data Science regional event

The early-March event was the third annual WiDS Livermore event, featuring speakers, a career panel, mentoring, and a livestream.

Climate | Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Science | Diversity | Events | Lasers and Optics | UQ and Statistics

Drawing of coronavirus structure

Source: LLNL News

LLNL creates web resources to aid in fight against COVID-19

LLNL has infrastructure, unique research capabilities, and a dedicated team of scientists and engineers supporting the fight against COVID-19.

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

3D model of virus protein (shown in blue) bound to two antibodies (which are shown in red and green)

Source: LLNL News

Lab antibody, antiviral research aids COVID-19 response

LLNL scientists are contributing to the global fight against COVID-19 by combining AI/ML, bioinformatics, and supercomputing to help discover candidates for new antibodies and pharmaceutical drugs.

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

Lassen supercomputer

Source: LLNL News

New partnership to unleash U.S. supercomputing resources in the fight against COVID-19

The White House announced the COVID-19 HPC Consortium to provide access to the world’s most powerful HPC resources that can advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.

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

Magma Supercomputer

Source: HPCwire

LLNL highlights Magma’s role in NNSA’s computing arsenal

This week, LLNL highlighted one of the latest additions to its computing arsenal: Magma. Magma is a Penguin Computing “Relion” system comprised of 752 nodes with Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 processors.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

illustration of El Capitan supercomputer

Source: LLNL News

LLNL and HPE to partner with AMD on El Capitan, projected as world’s fastest supercomputer

With its advanced CPUs/GPUs developed by AMD, El Capitan’s peak performance is expected to exceed 2 exaFLOPS, which would make it the fastest supercomputer in the world when it is deployed in 2023.

Co-Design | Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

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Source: LLNL News

Lab team sizzles at DOE Grid Optimization Competition

LLNL bested more than two dozen teams to place first overall in Challenge 1 of the DOE Grid Optimization Competition, aimed at developing a more reliable, resilient, and secure U.S. electrical grid.

Awards | Computational Math | Computational Science | Critical Infrastructure | Cyber Security

scientist lecturing to students at a whiteboard

Source: UC Merced

‘Yes, You Can’: UC Merced students learning, growing at Livermore Lab

The university and LLNL lay the groundwork for a direct pipeline between the two, opening a door to research collaborations as well as job and internship opportunities for students and alumni.

Data Science | Outreach | Students