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

Hundreds of tall cylinders arranged pair-wise in rows, photographed from an elevated vantage point

Source: Science & Technology Review

S&TR cover story: The ACES in our hand

The Adaptive Computing Environment and Simulations (ACES) project will advance fissile materials production models and reduce risk of nuclear proliferation.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Containerization | Data Science | Information Technology | Scientific ML

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Source: Science & Technology Review

S&TR highlight: Expanded capabilities and opportunities for VBL code

The latest generation of Livermore’s workhorse laser physics code promises full integration across research and operations applications.

Collaborations | Computational Science | Lasers and Optics | Software Engineering

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Source: LLNL Computing

Celebrating 10 years of hackathons

After 10 years and 33 hackathons, nothing can stop this beloved tradition.

Data Science | Hackathons | Software Engineering | Students

group of diverse Computing employees posing at the Lab's 2019 Tapia Conference recruiting booth

Source: LLNL Computing

Tapia2022 event calendar

LLNL participates in the CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (Tapia2022) on September 7–10.

Careers | Data Science | DevOps | Diversity | Events | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Outreach | Software Engineering

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Source: LLNL Computing

Developer Day returns for the sixth year

Computing’s annual Developer Day held a hybrid event on July 21 with lightning talks, a town hall discussion, and guest speakers.

Careers | Cyber Research | Cyber Security | Emerging Architectures | Events | Quantum Computing | Software Engineering | Software Quality Assurance

Sandia’s thunderbird logo on a blue background with interconnected lines across a map of the western U.S.

Source: LLNL Computing

Sandia leverages Livermore’s open-source software for new website

A Sandia National Laboratories team has adapted Livermore’s software.llnl.gov website to showcase their own open-source software. Both projects are developed and hosted on GitHub.

Collaborations | Open-Source Software | Software Engineering | Web Technologies

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Source: Exascale Computing Project

LLNL ATDM addresses software infrastructure needs for multiple communities

The Advanced Technology Development and Mitigation program within the Exascale Computing Project shows that the best way to support the mission is through open collaboration and a sustainable software infrastructure.

Computational Math | Exascale | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Open-Source Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Programming Languages and Models | Resource and Workflow Management | Software Build and Installation

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL joins forces with supercomputing centers in Germany, the UK and the US to form IASC

LLNL has signed a memorandum of understanding with HPC facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the U.S., jointly forming the International Association of Supercomputing Centers.

Collaborations | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Outreach

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Source: YouTube

Video: HPC Tech Shorts features Greg Becker and Spack

LLNL's Greg Becker spoke with HPC Tech Shorts to explain how Spack's binary cache works. The video “Get your HPC codes installed and running in minutes using Spack’s Binary Cache” runs 15:11.

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

Map of the western United States with a 3D image of the WUS256 model showing variations in isotropic shear wavespeeds with high/low values indicated by blue/orange

Source: LLNL News

Going deep: new ground motion model more accurately simulates earthquakes, explosions

LLNL scientists have created a new adjoint waveform tomography model that more accurately simulates earthquake and explosion ground motions. The paper, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, was selected for an Editor’s Highlight.

Computational Science | Seismology

Quartz supercomputer

Source: HPCwire

Supercomputer models explosives critical for nuclear weapons

Researchers from LLNL's Energetic Materials Center and Purdue University have leveraged LLNL supercomputing to better understand the chemical reactions that detonate explosives that are “critical to managing the nation’s nuclear stockpile.”

Computational Science | Materials Science

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Source: LLNL News

GridDS: An open-source, data-science toolkit for energy

More than 100 million smart meters have been installed in the U.S. to record and communicate electric consumption, voltage, and current to consumers and grid operators. LLNL has developed GridDS to help make the most of this data.

AI/ML | Critical Infrastructure | Data Management | Data Science | Open-Source Software

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Latest S&TR issue highlights Kathryn Mohror

Computer scientist Kathryn Mohror is among LLNL's recipients of the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program awards.

Awards | Careers | Fault Tolerance and Resilience | HPC Systems and Software | Storage, File Systems, and I/O

logos for seven open-source projects: Spack, BLT, Caliper, MFEM, Flux, Ascent, and RAJA

Source: software.llnl.gov

Sign up for RADIUSS AWS tutorials coming in August

Learn how to use LLNL software in the cloud. In August, we will host tutorials in collaboration with AWS on how to install and use these projects on AWS EC2 instances. No previous experience necessary.

Education | Events | HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Outreach | Scientific Cloud Computing | Software Engineering | Software Libraries

progression of the MuMMI model to predict how RAS and RAF proteins interact with each other

Source: LLNL News

LLNL cancer research goes exascale

An LLNL team will be among the first researchers to perform work on the world’s first exascale supercomputer—Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Frontier—when they use the system to model cancer-causing protein mutations.

AI/ML | Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Source: Data Science Institute

Panel discussion spotlights COVID-19 R&D

The Data Science Institute's career panel series continued on June 28 with a discussion of LLNL’s COVID-19 research and development. Four data scientists talked about their work in drug screening, protein–drug compounds, antibody–antigen sequence analysis, and risk factor identification.

Bioinformatics | Biology/Biomedicine | Careers | Computational Science | Data Science

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Assured and robust…or bust

Livermore’s machine learning experts aim to provide assurances on performance and enable trust in machine-learning technology through innovative validation and verification techniques.

AI/ML | Data Science

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Source: LLNL News

UC Merced students work with LLNL mentors on potential new drugs to combat COVID-19

For the first time in the DSC series since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Lab mentors visited the college campus to provide in-person guidance for five teams of UC Merced students.

Biology/Biomedicine | Computational Science | Data Science | Students

node diagram for El Capitan

Source: The Next Platform

Lawrence Livermore's El Capitan to take AMD’s Instinct APU mainstream

The Lab's upcoming exascale-capable supercomputer will see an implementation of a converged accelerated computing unit, or APU, hybrid CPU-GPU compute engine.

Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

rendering of El Capitan supercomputer

Source: HPCwire

AMD’s MI300 APUs to power exascale El Capitan supercomputer

In a presentation delivered to the 79th HPC User Forum at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, LLNL's Terri Quinn revealed that AMD’s forthcoming MI300 APU would be the computational bedrock of El Capitan, which is slated for installation at LLNL in late 2023.

Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

13 people cut a red ribbon in front of the new building

Source: LLNL News

NNSA Administrator Hruby dedicates LLNL’s computing facility upgrade

The utility-grade infrastructure project massively upgraded the power and water-cooling capacity of the adjacent Livermore Computing Center, preparing it to house next generation exascale-class supercomputers for NNSA.

Emerging Architectures | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous

Some of the LLNL HPSS team in front of one of our tape storage systems: Herb Wartens, Debbie Morford, and Todd Heer

Source: LLNL News

Multi-lab High Performance Storage System collaboration marks 30 years of data storage

After 30 years, the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) collaboration continues to lead and adapt to the needs of the time while honoring its primary mission of long-term data stewardship of the crown jewels of data for government, academic and commercial organizations around the world.

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

HPSS 30th anniversary logo

Source: YouTube

Video: Celebrating 30 years of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) collaboration

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) collaboration, comprising five DOE HPC national laboratories: LLNL, Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Sandia, along with industry partner IBM.

Multimedia | Storage, File Systems, and I/O | HPC Systems and Software | Collaborations

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Source: LLNL News

Brase discusses advances by ATOM in accelerating drug discovery pipeline

The Accelerating Therapeutic Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium is showing “significant” progress in demonstrating that HPC and machine learning tools can speed up the drug discovery process, ATOM co-lead Jim Brase said at a recent webinar.

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

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Delivering exceptional promise: Early and mid-career recognition award recipients

The latest issue of the Lab's Science & Technology Review magazine highlights Todd Gamblin among other EMCR Program awardees.

Awards | Careers | HPC Systems and Software | Software Build and Installation