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

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Source: LLNL News

Skywing: open-source software aids collaborative autonomy applications

Collaborative autonomy software apps allow networked devices to detect, gather, identify and interpret data; defend against cyber-attacks; and continue to operate despite infiltration.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Critical Infrastructure | Cyber Security | Data Science | Open-Source Software

DeepRacer car positioned on the blue track with a dashed yellow center line and white lines marking the outside of the lane

Source: YouTube

Video: Hackathon puts machine learning in the driver’s seat

From our fall 2022 hackathon, watch as participants trained an autonomous race car with reinforcement learning algorithms.

AI/ML | Cloud Services | Data Science | Deep Learning | Hackathons | Information Technology | Multimedia | Scientific Cloud Computing

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Source: LLNL News

New HPC4EI project to create 'digital twin' models for aerospace manufacturing

A new collaboration will leverage advanced LLNL-developed software to create a “digital twin” of the near-net shape mill-products system for producing aerospace parts.

AI/ML | Collaborations | Computational Science | Data Science | Materials Science

portrait of Bronis with ACM logo

Source: LLNL News

Bronis de Supinski named 2022 ACM fellow

The ACM recognized him for his contributions to the design of large-scale systems and their programming systems and software.

Awards | Careers

Edna Vienop loads a tape on the IBM 704

Source: Science & Technology Review

High Performance Storage System: Taking the long view

A multidecade, multi-laboratory collaboration evolves scalable long-term data storage and retrieval solutions to survive the march of time.

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

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Cognitive simulation supercharges scientific research

Adding machine learning and other artificial intelligence methods to the feedback cycle of experimentation and computer modeling can accelerate scientific discovery.

AI/ML | CogSim/AI/ML Hardware | Data Science | Scientific ML

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Source: HPCwire

Marty Marinak in front of Sierra supercomputer

Source: insideHPC

Due credit: Sierra, Jade and HPC’s role in Livermore’s fusion ignition breakthrough

Two supercomputers powered the research of hundreds of scientists at Livermore’s NNSA National Ignition Facility, which recently achieved ignition.

AI/ML | Algorithms at Scale | Computational Science | Data Science | HPC Systems and Software | Lasers and Optics | Scientific ML

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Source: LLNL News

National Ignition Facility achieves fusion ignition

The major scientific breakthrough decades in the making will pave the way for advancements in national defense and the future of clean power.

Computational Science | Lasers and Optics

A high-fidelity simulation of the hypersonic turbulent flow over a notional hypersonic flight vehicle (colored grey) depicts the speed of the air surrounding the body, with red as high and blue as low. The turbulent motions that impose harsh, unsteady loading on the vehicle body are depicted in the back portion of the vehicle. Accurately predicting these loads are critical to vehicle survivability, and for practical applications, billions of degrees of freedom are required to predict physics of interest

Source: Sandia National Lab

Sandia, Intel seek novel memory tech to support stockpile mission

ASC’s Advanced Memory Technology research projects are developing technologies that will impact future computer system architectures for complex modeling and simulation workloads.

HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Source: LLNL Computing

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Source: LLNL News

ML model instantly predicts polymer properties

LLNL researchers have developed a novel machine learning (ML) model that can predict 10 distinct polymer properties more accurately than was possible with previous ML models.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Materials Science

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL staff returns to Texas-sized Supercomputing Conference

The 2022 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC22) returned to Dallas as a large contingent of LLNL staff participated in sessions, panels, paper presentations and workshops centered around HPC.

AI/ML | Awards | Collaborations | Compiler Technology | Data Science | Diversity | Emerging Architectures | Events | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Outreach | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Software Build and Installation

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Source: LLNL News

Researchers win HPCwire award for applying cognitive simulation to inertial confinement fusion

The award recognizes progress in the team's ML-based approach to modeling ICF experiments, which has led to the creation of faster and more accurate models of ICF implosions.

AI/ML | CogSim/AI/ML Hardware | Data Science | Emerging Architectures | Open-Source Software | Scientific ML

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Source: LLNL Computing

MFEM workshop showcases application variety and broad impact

The second annual MFEM workshop brought together the project’s global user and developer community for technical talks, Q&A, and more.

Computational Math | Computational Science | Discrete Mathematics | Events | Open-Source Software | Outreach | PDE Methods | Software Libraries

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Source: LLNL News

First-ever LLNL career fair overflows with applicants

The Lab's first-ever on-site career fair was a resounding success, with more than 500 people attending the onsite event to learn about career opportunities.

Careers | Events

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Source: LLNL News

SUNDIALS team wins prestigious SIAM/ACM Prize

The prestigious award is handed out every two years and recognizes outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems.

Awards | Computational Math | ODE Methods | Open-Source Software | Solvers

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Charging up and rolling out

Science & Technology Review highlights the Exascale Computing Facility Modernization project that delivered the infrastructure required to bring exascale computing online in 2023.

Emerging Architectures | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Optimizing workflow with Flux

The latest issue of Science & Technology Review highlights the R&D 100 award–winning Flux software framework.

HPC Systems and Software | Open-Source Software | Resource and Workflow Management

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Source: LLNL News

Test of Time awards at 2022 IEEE VIS conference

Two LLNL-led teams received SciVis Test of Time awards at the 2022 IEEE VIS conference for papers that have achieved lasting relevancy in the field of scientific visualization.

Awards | Data Science | Scientific Visualization

a participant in the hackathon room examines the DeepRacer car

Source: LLNL Computing

Hackathon puts machine learning in the driver’s seat

In a time-trial competition, participants trained an autonomous race car with reinforcement learning algorithms.

AI/ML | Cloud Services | Data Science | Deep Learning | Hackathons | Information Technology | Scientific Cloud Computing

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Source: LLNL News

Project co-led at LLNL looks to improve visualization of large-scale datasets

Researchers are starting a three-year project aimed at improving methods for visual analysis of large heterogeneous datasets as part of a recent DOE funding opportunity.

Data Science | Scientific Visualization

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL scientists eagerly anticipate El Capitan’s potential impact

While LLNL awaits the arrival of El Capitan, physicists and computer scientists running scientific applications on testbeds are getting a taste of what to expect.

Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software