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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CASC research in ML robustness debuts at AAAI conference

Three papers address feature importance estimation under distribution shifts, attribute-guided adversarial training, and uncertainty matching in graph neural networks.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Data Science | Deep Learning | ML Theory | Scientific ML | UQ and Statistics

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Lab makes Glassdoor’s 2021 list of ‘Best Places to Work’

For the third consecutive year, LLNL has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2021.

Awards | Careers

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LLNL computer scientist heads award-winning computer vision research

An LLNL-led team developed a new kind of prior—a characterization of the space of natural images—for compressive image recovery that is trained on patches of images instead of full-sized images.

Awards | Computer Vision | Data Science

 simulation of protein-lipid dynamics for a 1 µm x 1 µm membrane subsection at near-atomistic resolution

Source: HPCwire

Scientists tap the power of HPC in a bet to understand cancer growth

A multi-institutional team including LLNL is using Summit, America’s fastest supercomputer, to understand how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering cancer.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science

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LLNL’s de Supinski earns prestigious IEEE Fellowship

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, has named Livermore Computing CTO Bronis de Supinski to its 2021 Class of Fellows for his leadership in large-scale computing systems.

Awards | Careers

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NeurIPS papers aim to improve understanding and robustness of machine learning algorithms

The 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems features two papers advancing the reliability of deep learning for mission-critical applications at LLNL.

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

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Girls Who Code ‘Big’ program goes virtual

The first-ever virtual Girls Who Code – "Big" program (a collaboration between LLNL, the Livermore Lab Foundation, and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District) recently wrapped up.

Diversity | Outreach | Students

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LLNL, IBM win SC20 ‘Test of Time’ for Blue Gene/L

A team of current and former LLNL and IBM scientists won the annual “Test of Time” award at the 2020 Supercomputing Conference on November 19 for a paper outlining LLNL’s Blue Gene/L supercomputer.

Awards | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Model for COVID-19 drug discovery a Gordon Bell finalist

A machine learning model developed by a team of LLNL scientists to aid in COVID-19 drug discovery efforts is a finalist for the Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science

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Source: Science & Technology Review

The Sierra era

The latest issue of LLNL's Science & Technology Review magazine highlights the work already accomplished with the Sierra supercomputer and what's to come.

Computational Science | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

Sierra supercomputer

Source: The Next Platform

Blazing the trail for exascale storage

LLNL is home to advanced tech at the high end of compute, networking, and storage. The article includes a video featuring Robin Goldstone, HPC strategist in the Lab's Advanced Technologies Office.

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

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Lab stands tall on bi-annual list of Top500 supercomputers

LLNL can lay claim to housing 4 of the world’s 100 most powerful supercomputers, more than any other institution according to the TOP500 List announced during SC20.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

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Video: An introduction to Girls Who Code

At the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo, Marisa Torres described the Girls Who Code program’s activities, how it's closing the technology gender gap, and ways to get involved.

Diversity | Multimedia | Outreach | Students

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Video: An introduction to open source software

Computer engineer Ian Lee describes the Lab’s OSS community, activities, and policies. This talk was recorded for the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo.

Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Software Engineering

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Video: Predictive biology for COVID-19 response

At the 2020 LLNL Computing Expo, Jim Brase outlined the Lab’s predictive biology efforts for new therapeutics, HPC capabilities, and making those resources available to researchers.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Multimedia

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DOE announces five new energy projects at LLNL

LLNL will collaborate with Machina Labs to apply ML to aluminum sheet metal processing for aerospace and automotive applications. Five recently announced LLNL-led projects will be funded by HPC4EI.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science

Ruby supercomputer

Source: The Next Platform

What put LLNL at the center of U.S. supercomputing in 2020?

The Next Platform's Nicole Hemsoth writes that LLNL's addition of new hardware kept us at the front of the supercomputing news cycle throughout most of the year.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

Ruby supercomputer

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LLNL welcomes Ruby supercomputer for national nuclear security mission, COVID-19 research

Ruby, a 6-petaflop cluster, will be used for the stockpile stewardship mission, open science, and the search for therapeutic drugs and antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.

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

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DOE to showcase scientific computational expertise at SC20

The scientific computing and networking leadership of 17 DOE national labs will be showcased at SC20, taking place Nov. 9-19 for the first time via a completely virtual format.

Computational Science | Events | HPC Systems and Software

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Women’s math association names Woodward a Fellow

The Association for Women in Mathematics has named computational scientist Carol Woodward as a 2021 fellow, recognizing her commitment to supporting and advancing women in the mathematical sciences.

Awards | Careers | Computational Math | Diversity | Solvers

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Mammoth computing cluster to aid COVID research

Funded by the CARES Act, LLNL's new computing cluster, Mammoth, will be used to perform genomics analysis, nontraditional simulations, and graph analytics required by scientists working on COVID-19.

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

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Computing trio wins Best Paper Award at OpenMP Workshop

A team of LLNL computer scientists and a collaborator from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) won the Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP) 2020 in September.

Awards | Compiler Technology | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Programming Languages and Models

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Looking ahead to SC20: more than HPC

LLNL’s Computing Directorate heads to the 32nd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC20) held virtually on November 9–19. Although the format is different this year, we’re turning out in full force.

Data Science | Emerging Architectures | Events | HPC Systems and Software | Outreach | Scientific Visualization | Students

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Girls persevere for STEM in virtual conference

More than 150 girls participated in the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference via Zoom last month. LLNL Computing staff were among the online speakers.

Diversity | Events | Outreach | Students

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SC20 event calendar

LLNL participates in the 32nd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC20) held virtually on November 9–19, 2020.

Data Science | Deep Learning | Emerging Architectures | Events | HPC Systems and Software