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

Bhavya's portrait with the IEEE logo and a blue Earth background

Source: LLNL News

LLNL’s Kailkhura elevated to IEEE senior member

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization, has elevated LLNL staff member Bhavya Kailkhura to the grade of senior member within the organization.

AI/ML | Awards | Careers | Data Science

logo for girls who code national program

Source: LLNL Computing

LLNL continues to expand Girls Who Code outreach

Lawrence Livermore is celebrating nearly a decade of bringing the Girls Who Code program to local middle and high schools. Since standing up the effort in 2016, more than 900 students have participated in the clubs, and the offerings continue to expand.

Careers | Diversity | Education | Outreach | Students

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL hosts thousands of enthusiastic explorers for Open House 2023

Nearly 19,000 employees and guests visited LLNL’s Open House 2023 on Oct. 21 and 22: an unprecedented crowd witnessing the Lab’s innovative science and technology up close.

Events | Outreach

a child looks in wonder at a science demo

Source: LLNL News

‘STEM Day at the Lab’ returns

LLNL welcomed more than 145 students from the Bay Area to ‘STEM Day at the Lab’ on October 6. STEM Day is a biannual daylong interactive event focused on STEM activities for students (grades 5-8) from underserved or disadvantaged communities.

Diversity | Outreach

Abstract rendering from a computation looks like a block of entwined multicolor ribbons

Source: Science & Technology Review

S&TR highlight: High performance postdocs

In recent years, the Lab has boosted its recruiting profile even further by offering the prestigious Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Computing Sciences. The fellowship fosters creative partnerships between new and experienced scientists. In short, it ensures an annual cycle that refreshes advanced research in computer sciences at the Lab.

Careers | Computational Math | Computational Science | Data Science

three people install an El Capitan components in the machine room

Source: YouTube

Video: How LLNL’s exascale supercomputer came to be

Over several years, teams have prepared the infrastructure for El Capitan, designing and building the computing facility’s upgrades for power and cooling, installing storage and compute components and connecting everything together. Once all the pieces are in place, the life of El Cap as world-class supercomputer begins.

Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia

workflow diagram showing integration of ECP Data and Visualization products

Source: Exascale Computing Project

Alpine/ZFP addresses analysis, visualization, data reduction needs for exascale science applications

The Data and Visualization efforts in the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project provide an ecosystem of capabilities for data management, analysis, lossy compression, and visualization.

Data Compression | Data Movement and Memory | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Scientific Visualization

Silhouettes of researchers monitoring many screens of data.

Source: LLNL Computing

Robust verification of control system enables NIF software updates

NIF Computing deploys regular updates to its computer control systems to ensure NIF continues to achieve ignition.

Computational Science | Lasers and Optics | Software Engineering | Software Quality Assurance

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Source: LLNL News

Making a difference: From interns to LLNL employees

For Lab employees Mariah Martinez and Paige Jones of LLNL Computing, their journeys to the Lab started with an internship. They have continued their work as full-time employees, paving the way for others to make a difference at the Lab.

Careers | Students

3D simulation of a shock interaction that looks like a colorful cylinder peeling back at one end

Source: LLNL Computing

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Source: LLNL Computing

Meeting of the minds: advanced math for the exascale era

Hosted at LLNL, the Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations’ annual event featured breakout discussions, more than two dozen speakers, and an evening of bocce ball.

Climate | Co-Design | Computational Math | Computational Science | Discrete Mathematics | Emerging Architectures | Events | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software

R&D 100 award logo for 2023

Source: LLNL News

Lab scientists and engineers garner three awards for top inventions in R&D 100 competition

With this year’s results, the Lab has now collected a total of 179 R&D 100 awards since 1978. The awards will be showcased at the 61st R&D 100 black-tie awards gala on Nov. 16 in San Diego.

AI/ML | Awards | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Compression | Data Science | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Power Management

the Earth surrounded by four climate models

Source: LLNL News

LLNL scientists among finalists for new Gordon Bell climate modeling award

A team from LLNL and seven other DOE labs is a finalist for the new ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modeling for running an unprecedented high-resolution global atmosphere model on the world’s first exascale supercomputer. 

Awards | Climate | Computational Science | Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software

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Source: YouTube

Video: Utilizing HPC to model, simulate, & mitigate wildfire risk

LLNL's Ian Lee joins a Dots and Bridges panel to discuss HPC as a critical resource for data assimilation and numerical weather prediction research.

Climate | Computational Science | Cyber Security | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

two interns work at their laptops

Source: YouTube

Video: Ready for your LLNL internship?

Every year, LLNL welcomes hundreds of interns for an experiential, hands-on approach to learning. Working with some of the brightest minds in their fields, our interns have the opportunity to explore new projects, build their skills, connect with mentors, and integrate into Lab culture.

Careers | Students

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Source: R&D World

R&D 100 winners for 2023 are announced

LLNL's zfp and Variorum software projects are winners. LLNL is a co-developing organization on the winning CANDLE project.

Awards | Data Compression | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Power Management

Tammy and Jeff hold their awards

Source: National Ignition Facility

LLNL Corones Award winners celebrated

LLNL physicist Tammy Ma and computational scientist Jeff Hittinger were recently celebrated for winning the Krell Institute’s James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building, and Communication.

Awards | Careers

hands on a keyboard superimposed with locks and numbers

Source: Argonne National Lab

Making machine learning safer for biomedicine

Led by Argonne National Lab and including an LLNL collaborator, a research team aims to provide the security necessary to study life-threatening medical issues without violating patient privacy.

AI/ML | Bioinformatics | Collaborations | Data Science

Flux team members posed as a group outside building 453

Source: LLNL Computing

artist’s rendering of El Capitan in the machine room

Source: LLNL Computing

Road to El Capitan 1: It takes a village

Livermore Computing is making significant progress toward siting the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer.

Co-Design | Collaborations | Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

three people install an early access system rack in the machine room

Source: LLNL Computing

Road to El Capitan 2: All the moving parts

Siting a supercomputer requires close coordination of hardware, software, applications, and Livermore Computing facilities.

Co-Design | Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Resource and Workflow Management

the Systems Software and Security group standing in front of the Sierra supercomputer

Source: LLNL Computing

Road to El Capitan 3: The right operating system

The Tri-Lab Operating System Stack (TOSS) ensures other national labs’ supercomputing needs are met.

Co-Design | Collaborations | Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

Pythagoras and Bronis hoist a Rabbit node into a rack of the Hetchy early access system

Source: LLNL Computing

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Source: Science & Technology Review

LivIT meets the demand

Led by the guiding principles of simplicity, agility, and capability, Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) overcame technical challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access Management | Business Applications and Support | Cloud Services | Collaboration and Productivity Tools | Computer and Mobile Device Support | Cyber Security | Information Technology | Network Engineering

cartoon collage of code, a computer, and computing symbols

Source: Science & Technology Review

Expediting research with Spack

A Laboratory-developed software package management tool, enhanced by contributions from more than 1,000 users, supports the high performance computing community.

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