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: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Sequoia supercomputer collaged with 3D cubes


Source: LLNL News

LLNL team achieves largest graph analytics to date

Computer scientists and applied mathematicians searched for 1 quadrillion “triangles” using 1 million processors on LLNL’s IBM BlueGene/Q Sequoia supercomputer.

Computational Math

LLNL volunteers at STEM events


Source: LLNL Computing

Exposing local youth to core computing principles and STEM career pathways

Computing staff participate in several education and outreach programs in the local community with support from a new LLNL funding program.

Careers | Diversity | Outreach | Students

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Source: LLNL Computing

Refreshing the controls and IT infrastructure at NIF

As LLNL’s NIF enters its second decade of full-scale operations, the demands on all aspects of its information technology (IT) infrastructure are becoming more varied, complex, and critical.

Cloud Services | Cyber Security | Information Technology | Lasers and Optics | Network Engineering | Reporting and Analytics | Software Applications | Software Engineering

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Source: LLNL Computing

Securing data and communications at remote experimental facility

Protecting sensitive information has always been critical to Lawrence Livermore’s national security missions. In the digital age, a well-guarded door is not enough.

Cyber Operations | Cyber Security | Information Technology | Integration Services | Network Engineering

Diagram showing how an application makes SCR API calls around its existing checkpoint/restart code


Source: LLNL Computing

Developing software for an exascale ecosystem and emerging workloads: SCR

In the third of three news features, LLNL-developed SCR software will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the HPC leadership-class systems of tomorrow.

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

Plot showing time elapsed per iteration of a large directory structure that was copied 3,500 times


Source: LLNL Computing

Developing software for an exascale ecosystem and emerging workloads: OpenZFS

In the second of three news features, LLNL-developed OpenZFS software will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the HPC leadership-class systems of tomorrow.

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

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Source: LLNL Computing

Looking ahead to SC19

LLNL’s Computing Directorate will descend upon the 2019 Supercomputing Conference. Find us at tutorials, workshops, panels, poster/paper sessions (with a Best Paper finalist), and the Job Fair.

Emerging Architectures | Events | HPC Systems and Software | Outreach