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: 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.

Students

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

photo of Cosmin and Ignacio


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

Sequoia supercomputer


Source: Advanced Simulation and Computing

ASC Sequoia: the pioneering advanced technology system that broke new ground for UQ and science at scale

On January 31, 2020, the Sequoia supercomputer and its file system were decommissioned after nearly 8 years of remarkable service and achievements.

Computational Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

wide-angle view of the hackathon room


Source: LLNL Computing

16 bits from the winter hackathon

New year, new hackathon! The January 30–31 event was Computing’s 23rd hackathon and the 1st scheduled in the winter season.

AI/ML | Data Science | DevOps | Hackathons | HPC Systems and Software | Information Technology | Programming Languages and Models | Resource and Workflow Management | Software Engineering

graph showing fusion yields in NIF experiments


Source: Laser Focus World

Can machine learning improve computer models enough to ignite ICF?

Laser-fusion researchers have turned to machine-learning techniques to seek the combinations of laser pulse characteristics and target design needed to optimize target implosions for ICF.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Lasers and Optics

TFinity Spectra Archival Storage


Source: LLNL Computing

Upgraded data archives position Lab for exascale era

LLNL is now home to the world’s largest Spectra TFinity system, following a complete replacement of the tape library hardware that supports Livermore’s data archives.

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

ATOM workflow diagram


Source: LLNL Computing

HPC-driven collaboration accelerates drug discovery

A multi-institutional consortium aims to speed up the drug discovery pipeline by building predictive, data-driven pharmaceutical models.

AI/ML | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

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Source: LLNL News

Sierra team among Lab teams recognized by Secretary of Energy Awards

The Summit Sierra team, consisting of 45 staff at LLNL and ORNL, received a DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award for delivering, respectively, Sierra and Summit supercomputers.

Awards | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

Ulrike Meier Yang


Source: Exascale Computing Project

Podcast: Optimizing math libraries to prepare applications for exascale computing

The extreme-scale scientific software development kit (xSDK) is an ecosystem of independently developed math libraries and scientific domain components.

Computational Math | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia