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

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

Rick Perry speaking in front of an American flag

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

photo of two interviewees

Source: Exascale Computing Project

Podcast: Software enables use of distributed in-system storage and parallel file system

A software product from the ECP called UnifyFS can provide I/O performance portability for applications, enabling them to use distributed in-system storage and the parallel file system.

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

collage of employee photos with Glassdoor logo

Source: LLNL News

Glassdoor ranks Lab among top 10 best places to work

LLNL has been honored for the second year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Laboratory as one of the top 10 best places to work nationwide in 2020.

Awards | Careers

three men at a table speaking on a panel

Source: HPCwire

On the Spack track at SC19

At SC19, there were Spack events each day of the conference. Spack is an open-source scientific software package manager for HPC environments, MacOS, and Linux platforms.

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

collage of the DOE booth and Mike standing next to a Sierra poster

Source: LLNL News

LLNL’s presence in HPC shines bright at SC19

The 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis—SC19—returned to Denver. Once again LLNL made its presence known as a force in supercomputing.

Awards | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

six people stand in front of an SC19 sign

Source: LLNL News

LLNL-led team awarded Best Paper at SC19 for modeling cancer-causing protein interactions

The paper describes the workflow driving a first-of-its-kind multiscale simulation on predictively modeling the dynamics of RAS proteins and interactions with lipids.

Awards | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science

two men holding award plaques

Source: LLNL News

LLNL wins 2019 HPCwire awards for El Capitan

The HPCwire Editors’ and Readers’ Choice awards for Top Supercomputing Achievement recognized Cray, LLNL, and two other labs for developing the first U.S. exascale-class supercomputers.

Awards | Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

teams work at laptops and tables in the main hackathon room

Source: LLNL Computing

Fall event maintains hackathon momentum

Computing’s 22nd hackathon was held on October 24–25. The event has become so popular that a fourth hackathon will be added to the seasonal rotation in early 2020.

Hackathons | HPC Systems and Software | Programming Languages and Models | Software Engineering

Corona supercomputer

Source: LLNL News

Upgrades coming to LLNL’s Corona computing cluster

Penguin Computing announced that Corona, a high performance computing cluster delivered to LLNL in 2018, has been upgraded with the newest AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 accelerators.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

Erich Strohmaier of the TOP500 and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Source: LLNL News

New TOP500 list unveiled: Sierra no. 2 with 6 LLNL supercomputers in top 100

The latest TOP500 List of the world's most powerful computers was released at the International Supercomputing Conference for HPC, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) in Denver.

Awards | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

Penguin Computing logo on a black field

Source: LLNL News

Penguin/Intel 'Magma' computing cluster coming to LLNL

Penguin Computing, along with its partners Intel and CoolIT, has shipped LLNL's Linux-based cluster, known as “Magma,” to the Laboratory.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

Spack team

Source: LLNL News

LLNL wins three regional FLC awards

Three LLNL teams, including the Spack package manager, netted regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) last week.

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

collage of simulation and other computer-generated graphics

Source: LLNL News

LLNL to receive DOE funding for new HPC4EI projects

Twelve projects are awarded funding for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Program, which leverages DOE’s HPC facilities to improve energy efficiency and manufacturing processes.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics

Sasha at a podium presenting ESGF work

Source: Data Science Institute

DOE researchers share data management strategies at first-ever “Data Day”

More than 100 researchers from DOE national labs came to LLNL for the inaugural DOE Data Day workshop to discuss challenges and solutions in accessing, curating, and sharing data.

Data Management | Data Science | Data-Driven Decisions | Events | Information Technology

abstract fibers swirling with HPC4EnergyInnovation text

Source: LLNL News

DOE announces $4 million for HPC4EI Initiative

The HPC4EI Initiative seeks industry partners to work with DOE labs to solve key technical challenges in manufacturing and mobility.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics | Materials Science

seven people in front of an abstract simulation background

Source: LLNL News

LLNL researchers win R&D 100 Awards

Of the Lab's four R&D 100 Award winners for 2019, two are open-source software projects: SCR and Spack.

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

abstract dot pattern with article title in text overlay

Source: Science & Technology Review

Big data illuminates the physical sciences

Livermore teams are applying innovative data analysis and interpretation techniques to advance fundamental science research.

Data Science | Materials Science | Space Science

The original x-ray source application (XRSA) test cassette

Source: Science & Technology Review

No shots in the dark

At the National Ignition Facility, simulations help assess the risk of damage from target debris and shrapnel dispersal during high-energy laser shots.

Computational Science | Lasers and Optics

robot hand holding a magnifying glass over an artist's rendering of protein interactions

Source: LLNL News

Lab leads effort to model proteins tied to cancer

LLNL researchers and colleagues are using machine learning as a virtual magnifying glass to study interesting regions of RAS protein/lipid simulations in higher detail.

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