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

Diagram of Flux’s fully hierarchical scheduling model


Source: LLNL Computing

Developing software for an exascale ecosystem and emerging workloads: Flux

In the first of three news features, LLNL-developed Flux 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 | Resource and Workflow Management

cutaway of a red, white, and blue spherical simulation on a tan background


Source: LLNL Computing

Jacqueline stands in front of a sign that reads "OneID"


Source: LLNL Computing

OneID: modernizing digital identities

Livermore’s OneID system moves the Department of Energy toward industry’s trend of decentralized, controlled infrastructure where identity becomes the primary security boundary.

Access Management | Cloud Services | Cyber Security | Information Technology

SC19 logo


Source: LLNL Computing

SC19 event calendar

LLNL heads to the 31st annual Supercomputing Conference (SC19) in Denver, Colorado, on November 17–22, 2019.

Emerging Architectures | Events | HPC Systems and Software

rendering of El Capitan supercomputer


Source: Scientific Computing World

First Exascale Day celebrates the fastest supercomputers in the world

Cray, the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, the DOE labs that will house the nation’s first three exascale supercomputers have established National Exascale Day to be celebrated annually (Oct. 18).

Events | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

Jacqueline in front of OneID poster


Source: LLNL News

FedTech helps accelerate technology transfer

Two LLNL computer scientists with promising technologies have taken part in a national organization’s commercialization program that pairs researchers with entrepreneurs.

Access Management | Cyber Security | Data Science | Information Technology | Outreach

Ian Palmer points to a diagram as his presentation is projected on a big screen


Source: Data Science Institute

Learning about learning: reading group at Lab discusses advancements in AI

LLNL teams conduct research using AI, and the Machine Learning Reading Group serves as a resource for employees to keep one another apprised of developments in this ever-changing field.

AI/ML | Data Science | Deep Learning | Education

Two DSSI interns confer during one of the workshop’s networking breaks.


Source: Data Science Institute

Collaboration drives data science workshop

LLNL’s Data Science Institute hosted its second annual workshop with the University of California, emphasizing key challenges with machine learning and artificial intelligence in scientific research.

AI/ML | Data Science | Events | ML Theory | Outreach | Students

people in chairs in an auditorium listening to a speaker


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Third annual Developer Day encourages best practices

This year’s event included quick presentations on a range of topics, deep dives, a keynote speaker, and a panel discussion dedicated to the onboarding process.

Careers | DevOps | Events | SDLC Methodologies | Software Engineering | Software Quality Assurance

three men at a table


Source: LLNL News

Energy Department, Weill Foundation sign MOU to advance AI for biomedicine, health research

The partnership will apply DOE-fueled AI capabilities to advance transformative scientific opportunities in biomedical and public health research.

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

cartoon images of computers and hard drives


Source: BuiltIn.com

Will exascale computing change everything? Top experts weigh in

LLNL's Lori Diachin, deputy director of the DOE's Exascale Computing Project, was one of three authorities on the topic of exascale computing to be interviewed and featured on builtin.com.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

developers sit in a circle around a table, working on their laptops


Source: LLNL News

Hackathoners put coding skills to the test

LLNL's hackathon allows employees and interns to make unique breakthroughs and work on projects they either haven’t had time for or have been of low priority in their day jobs.

Hackathons | Software Engineering | Students

rendering of protein folding states


Source: Department of Energy

CANDLE illuminates new pathways in fight against cancer

As part of the Department of Energy’s role in the fight against cancer, scientists are building tools that use supercomputers to solve problems in entirely new ways.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | Deep Learning

Amanda and Alyson onstage in front of a presentation screen


Source: YouTube.com

Video: Women's luncheon presentation at KDD conference

The Data Science Institute co-sponsored the women's lunch at the 2019 Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Alyson Fox and Amanda Minnich discussed LLNL's diversity and inclusion efforts.

Data Science | Diversity | Multimedia | Outreach

artist's rendering of supercomputer with El Capitan logo


Source: LLNL Computing

DOE/NNSA, Lab announce partnership with Cray to develop NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer

The NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, El Capitan, will have a peak performance of more than 1.5 exaflops (1.5 quintillion calculations per second) and an anticipated delivery in late 2022.

AI/ML | Co-Design | Data Science | Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

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 | HPC Systems and Software | Hydrodynamics | ML Theory | Programming Languages and Models | Scientific Visualization

Alan in front of the DSSI wall sign


Source: LLNL News

Livermore Lab Foundation awards scholarship to Cal State East Bay computer science student

Alan Noun, a computer science student at CSU East Bay and the recipient of the Livermore Lab Foundation's first full-year scholarship, is an intern at LLNL’s Data Science Summer Institute.

Awards | Data Science | Students

Greg White and Steven Kreek inspect the Radiation Field Training Simulator


Source: LLNL News

Lab wins six tech commercialization grants

LLNL researchers have posted another standout year securing major grants through the DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund, including one for the Radiation Field Training Simulator.

Awards | Computational Science | Software Engineering

a helical cool steam generator with 72 tubes for Re=27,000, using 1.4 billion grid points and 131,000 MPI ranks


Source: Exascale Computing Project

CEED’s impact on Exascale Computing Project efforts is wide-ranging

The Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) within the ECP involves more than 30 computational scientists from 2 DOE labs (Livermore and Argonne) and 5 universities.

Co-Design | Computational Math | Discrete Mathematics

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Source: Data Center Dynamics

Cooling exascale: LLNL plans two exascale supercomputers totaling 85MW

Supercomputers have always been at the forefront of cooling technologies, with their high-power densities demanding careful attention. An LLNL team is upgrading facilities for exascale supercomputers.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

Meghan McGarry


Source: LLNL Computing

Meghan McGarry leads LLNL in new nuclear nonproliferation consortium

In the recently launched MTV Consortium, the Lab and academia join forces to address crucial global security challenges.

Careers | Computational Science

Ryan Chen in his office


Source: LLNL News

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders

Ryan Chen, LLNL data analyst and visualization technologist, has developed a model called the RDD Studio that provides a detailed simulation of an optimal response to a radiological dispersal device.

Computational Science | Data Science | Scientific Visualization

artist's rendering of the brain sitting on a computer chip


Source: Science & Technology Review

Small brain-on-a-chip promises big payoffs

LLNL’s brain-on-a-chip may offer an effective way to evaluate the organ’s response to threats. Data analytics and HPC modeling help scientists better understand neuronal networks.

Computational Science | Emerging Architectures | Neuromorphic Computing

vehicle chassis with areas marked for resistance and absorption


Source: LLNL News

HPC4EI program announces first awards for public/private partnerships

The HPC4EI program announced 9 public/private projects awarded more than $2 million from the DOE. This program is the umbrella entity for the HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls programs, headed out of LLNL.

Awards | Computational Science | Hydrodynamics | Materials Science

wide-angle view of the Sierra machine room


Source: PCMag

Why do we need supercomputers and who Is using them?

LLNL is home to several supercomputers, including Sierra, the world's second fastest. PCMag stopped by to find out how these computers handle virtual nuclear weapons tests and weather modeling.

Computational Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous