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

wide shot of the room with hackathon teams working at tables

Source: LLNL Computing

Scenes from our 20th hackathon

Bolstered by ergonomic stretching and exercise breaks, Computation’s 20th hackathon saw high turnout collaboration, experimentation, and fun.

Hackathons | Software Engineering

Rick Perry giving a talk

Source: YouTube.com

Video: DOE fueled AI is transforming the world as we know it

According to DOE secretary Rick Perry, "Accelerating artificial intelligence and machine learning is crucial to strengthening our country’s economic and national security."

AI/ML | Data Science | Multimedia

eight people stand side by side in front of the NIF building

Source: NIF & Photon Science

LLNL’s Virtual Beam Line ++ now available to users

LLNL physicists designing new laser systems and modeling laser performance now have a powerful new tool in their hands with the Virtual Beam Line++ (VBL++) code.

Computational Science | Lasers and Optics

grid of squares representing GPUs and CPUs

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Multi-lab workshops explore advances in HPC performance portability and productivity

The 2019 Department of Energy (DOE) Performance, Portability and Productivity meeting is slated for April 2–4, 2019, in Denver, CO, where attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and updates on performance portability.

Computational Science | HPC Systems and Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity

panel discussion of seven people

Source: LLNL News

Multi-institutional meeting centers on making the ‘impossible’ possible in cancer research

Computer scientists, biomedical engineers, cancer biologists, and bioinformaticians from 8 DOE labs, health agencies, and universities advance cancer research through computation.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Events

Sierra supercomputer overlaid with CASC logo

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CASC research showcased at major data science venues

LLNL’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing looks back at 2018 papers, presentations, and other activities recognizing research and innovation in data science.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Computer Vision | Data Science | Deep Learning | Events | UQ and Statistics

two women talking

Source: LLNL News

Making connections, career development highlight Women in Data Science regional event

For the 2nd straight year, LLNL's HPC Innovation Center hosted to a Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event, drawing dozens of attendees from LLNL, local universities, and other Bay Area labs.

Careers | Data Science | Diversity | Events | Outreach

first slide from the presentation showing spack logo

Source: insideHPC

Video: Spack – a package manager for HPC

In this video from the 2019 Stanford HPC Conference, LLNL's Todd Gamblin presents "Spack – A Package Manager for HPC."

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

plot of a Porsche 911 model imported from a NASTRAN bulk data file and generated with VisIt

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The great migration: VisIt moves from Subversion to GitHub

Migrating 2 million lines of code is easier said than done. A Computation team discusses the logistics, challenges, and benefits of VisIt’s complicated migration.

CI/CD | DevOps | Open-Source Software | Software Engineering | Software Libraries | Web Technologies

hot slab of metal on a conveyor belt

Source: LLNL News

HPC4Mfg Program names awardees for latest round of DOE funding

The HPC for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) announced the recipients of $1.2 million in federal funding for projects aimed at solving key manufacturing challenges through supercomputing.

Awards | Computational Science | Materials Science

turbulent fluid simulation

Source: insideHPC

Video: Sierra – science unleashed

In this video from the 2019 Stanford HPC Conference, LLNL's Rob Neely presents "Sierra – Science Unleashed." Sierra is NNSA’s first large-scale production heterogeneous system.

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

photo of Lori overlaid on ECP logo

Source: HPCwire

People to watch 2019: Lori Diachin, ECP deputy director

Profile of LLNL's Lori Diachin, who has over 25 years experience in applied mathematics research including mesh quality improvement, mesh component software, numerical methods, and parallel computing.

Careers | Computational Math | HPC Systems and Software

Eric Mckinzie (holding award on behalf of Marcey Kelley), Michael Vieira and Chris Murray

Source: LLNL News

Defense recognizes Lab as patriotic employer

An effort to support a deployed Computation employee and change a longstanding policy on differential pay for active duty soldiers has garnered awards from the Secretary of Defense.


artist rendering of people collaborating around the world with clouds and binary numbers

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ESGF conference caps a productive year

Held in Washington, DC, the Earth System Grid Federation’s 8th annual face-to-face conference was a lively, fruitful affair.

Climate | Computational Science | Data Management | Data Science | Events | Open-Source Software

Brenda Ng presents in front of a projection screen

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Going deep: Lab employees introduced to machine learning, neural networks

LLNL employees attended a five-part “Deep Learning 101” course, which introduced the basics of neural networks and machine learning to anyone with a basic knowledge of programming in Python.

AI/ML | Data Science | Deep Learning | Education

conference attendees at a recruiting booth

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SIAM CSE19 event calendar

LLNL heads to the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) in Spokane, Washington, on February 25 to March 1, 2019.

Computational Math | Computational Science | Events | Transport

Bloch sphere on abstract background

Source: Science & Technology Review

Livermore leaps into quantum computing

Not only is LLNL home to some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, we've also built test beds for quantum computing.

Emerging Architectures | Quantum Computing

four people in an office holding an award

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LLNL and three employees win 'Best in Class' national tech transfer award

The “best in class” award was for the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium, which aims to use HPC to accelerate drug development.

Awards | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science

Tom Epperly with the Sierra supercomputer

Source: NIF & Photon Science

Tom Epperly: a software architect starts early

In this career profile, CASC architect Tom Epperly describes NIF's Virtual Beam Line code and his penchant for solving software programming problems.

Careers | Computational Science | Lasers and Optics

two scientists stand next to a large wall onto which a power grid diagram is projected

Source: LLNL News

LLNL team explores electric grid modernization via HPC

LLNL has successfully deployed power distribution grid simulation software on an HPC system, taking a key step toward creating a commercial tool that utilities could use to modernize the grid.

Computational Science | Critical Infrastructure | Cyber Security

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

Source: LLNL Computing

CASC Newsletter | Vol 7 | December 2018

Highlights include debris an 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 | Solvers

Inside NIF’s lobby, STEM Day docent and graphics designer John Jett discusses the role of art in science and technology communications

Source: NIF & Photon Science

Inspiring science careers through STEM stories

NIF Computing's Arsenia Rendon joined other LLNL scientists in hosting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Day for more than 180 middle school students.

Careers | Outreach | Students

Gary Laguna, Greg Lee, and Walt Nissen stand in front of the HPC building

Source: LLNL Computing

Bytes from the big three: hackathon veterans Laguna, Lee, and Nissen

These hackathon veterans were there at the beginning and haven’t missed one since.

Careers | Hackathons

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

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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

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