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

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


Source: LLNL News

New ML platform generates COVID-19 antibody sequences for experimental testing

LLNL researchers have identified an initial set of therapeutic antibody sequences, designed 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 software deployment on supercomputers

The Exascale Computing Project's Let's Talk Exascale podcast has a new episode (5:54) featuring LLNL's Todd Gamblin, who talks about the package manager Spack.

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

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

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

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

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 HPC resources that can advance 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

UC Merced students learning, growing at Livermore Lab

The university and LLNL open 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 advanced technology system that broke new ground

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 | Deep Learning | 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 | Deep Learning | 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

simulation of air flow around a semi-truck


Source: LLNL Computing

CASC Newsletter | Vol 8 | August 2019

Highlights include perspectives on machine learning and artificial intelligence in science, data driven models, autonomous vehicle operations, and the OpenMP standard 5.0.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Science | Data-Driven Decisions | Debugging and Correctness | Deep Learning | HPC Systems and Software | Hydrodynamics | ML Theory | Programming Languages and Models | Scientific ML | Scientific Visualization

Todd Gamblin's image projected onto a screen as he presents awards


Source: LLNL Computing

CASC Newsletter | Vol 7 | December 2018

Highlights include debris and shrapnel modeling at NIF, scalable algorithms for complex engineering systems, magnetic fusion simulation, and data placement optimization on GPUs.

Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Movement and Memory | Discrete Mathematics | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Hydrodynamics | Lasers and Optics | Materials Science | Mathematical Optimization | PDE Methods | Solvers

Abstract graphic of scientific images with progression shown from bottom left to top right


Source: LLNL Computing

CASC Newsletter | Vol 6 | August 2018

Highlights include CASC director Jeff Hittinger's vision for the center as well as recent work with PruneJuice DataRaceBench, Caliper, and SUNDIALS.

Computational Math | Data Science | Debugging and Correctness | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | ODE Methods | Open-Source Software | Programming Languages and Models | Resource and Workflow Management | Solvers

rayleigh taylor simulation done on Sierra


Source: LLNL Computing