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 Computing

Summer hackathon tradition continues virtually

Each new season brings another hackathon, and Computing’s 2021 summer event took place on August 12–13.

Hackathons | HPC Systems and Software | Programming Languages and Models | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Students | Web Technologies

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Source: Data Science Institute

Former interns share insights during career panel

A new career panel series continued with a session featuring former LLNL interns who converted to full-time employment at the Lab.

Careers | Data Science | Education | Outreach

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Source: YouTube

Podcast: Talking Drupal features developer Shelane French

A new episode of the Talking Drupal podcast features LLNL developer Shelane French, who discussed how Computing uses Drupal and Docksal in the Lab's web environment.

Containerization | DevOps | Information Technology | Middleware | Multimedia | Open-Source Software | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Web Technologies

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL, ATOM, Purdue introduce students to drug design modeling

LLNL and Purdue are partnering to speed up drug design using computational tools under the Accelerating Therapeutic Opportunities in Medicine project.

Collaborations | Computational Science | Data Science | Students

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Source: LLNL Computing

Dev Day makes the most of virtual format

Held virtually on July 15, our fifth annual Developer Day featured lightning talks, a technical deep dive, “quick takes” on remote-development resources, presentations about career paths, and a career development panel discussion.

Careers | Events | Open-Source Software | Software Applications | Software Engineering | Software Libraries | Web Technologies

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Source: Science & Technology Review

Exascale software lays foundation for discovery of new materials

The Center for Non-Perturbative Studies of Functional Materials under Non-Equilibrium Conditions advances high performance computing software to support novel materials discovery.

Computational Science | Exascale | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Materials Science

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Source: Science in Parallel

Podcast: Jeff Hittinger: leading by example

In this episode (32:00), LLNL's Jeff Hittinger talks about scientific success, leadership, and the tricks he’s cultivated for communicating science to broader audiences through the Livermore Ambassador Lecture series.

Awards | Careers | Multimedia | Outreach

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Source: LLNL News

DOE funds 13 new HPC4EI projects

The Department of Energy announced awards of $3.7 million for 13 new High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) projects, including a collaboration involving LLNL targeted at improving CO2 conversion.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics | Materials Science

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Source: LLNL Computing

Career panel series kicks off with women in Computing leadership roles

More than 100 LLNL staff and students gathered virtually for the first session of a new career panel series inspired by the annual Women in Data Science conference and sponsored by the Data Science Institute.

Careers | Diversity | Outreach

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Source: LLNL News

New heavy vehicle design increases fuel efficiency, cuts carbon emissions

LLNL engineers have demonstrated that aerodynamically integrated vehicle shapes decrease body-axis drag in a crosswind, creating large negative front pressures that effectively “pull” the vehicle forward against the wind, much like a sailboat.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics

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Source: LLNL News

Research proves quantum computing errors correlated, ties them to cosmic rays

Researchers have found that fluctuations in qubits can be highly correlated. The team also linked tiny error-causing perturbations in the qubits’ charge state to the absorption of cosmic rays.

Emerging Architectures | Quantum Computing

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Source: LLNL News

Virtual Data Science Challenge tackles asteroid detection though machine learning

UC Merced students engaged with LLNL mentors and peers to address a challenge problem, using machine learning to identify potentially hazardous asteroids that could pose a threat to humanity.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | Space Science | Students

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Source: YouTube

Video: Developing scientific code on the world’s fastest computers at LLNL

Our use of supercomputers is enabled by the codes developed to model and simulate complex physical phenomena on massively parallel architectures.

Computational Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Multimedia | Scientific Visualization | Software Engineering

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL team looks at nuclear weapon effects for near-surface detonations

Using the Miranda code and Ruby supercomputer, LLN takes a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to Earth’s surface create complications in their effects and apparent yields.

Computational Science | Hydrodynamics

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Source: YouTube

Video: COVID-19 detection and analysis with Nisha Mulakken

On a recent video episode of The Data Standard Podcast, biostatistician Nisha Mulakken discusses the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) system, which has detection capability for all variants of SARS-CoV-2.

Bioinformatics | Data Science | Multimedia

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Source: LLNL Computing

ISC21 event calendar

LLNL participates in the digital ISC High Performance Conference (ISC21) on June 24 through July 2.

Events | HPC Systems and Software | Performance, Portability, and Productivity | Software Build and Installation

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Source: YouTube

Video: Flux – enabling modern supercomputing workflows

This video describes Flux, an open-source software framework that manages and schedules computing workflows to maximize available resources to run applications faster and more efficiently.

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

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL featured as a top STEM workplace by AISES

LLNL was honored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Winds of Change magazine as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces in 2021, as an organization setting the standard for indigenous STEM professionals.

Careers | Diversity

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Source: Department of Energy

DOE blog celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Department of Energy recently published a blog post celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, featuring LLNL Computing employee Jeene Villanueva.

Diversity | Outreach

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Source: Data Science Institute

Video: DSI virtual seminar series debuts on YouTube

The Data Science Institute's seminar series has transitioned to a virtual format, and a playlist of recently recorded seminars is available on the Livermore Lab Events YouTube channel.

Data Science | Multimedia | Outreach

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Source: LLNL News

Conference papers highlight importance of data security to machine learning

The 2021 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition features two papers co-authored by an LLNL researcher targeted at understanding robust machine learning models.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Computer Vision | Data Science | Deep Learning | ML Theory

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Source: LLNL News

Advanced Data Analytics for Proliferation Detection shares technical advances

The ADAPD program held a virtual meeting to highlight science-based, data-driven analysis work to advance AI innovation and AI-enabled systems to enhance the U.S. nuclear proliferation detection activities.

AI/ML | Data Science | Data-Driven Decisions

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Source: YouTube

Video: The U.S. Exascale Computing Project

In a talk recorded for the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo, Computing principal deputy associate director and ECP deputy director Lori Diachin describes the ECP’s goals and the Laboratory's role.

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

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Source: LLNL Computing

A winning strategy for deep neural networks

New research debuting at ICLR 2021 demonstrates a learning-by-compressing approach to deep learning that outperforms traditional methods without sacrificing accuracy.

AI/ML | Computational Math | Data Science | Deep Learning | ML Theory | Scientific ML

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Source: LLNL News

LLNL, IBM, Red Hat join forces to explore HPC resource management interface

LLNL, IBM, and Red Hat will develop best practices for interfacing HPC schedulers and cloud orchestrators in preparation for supercomputers that use cloud technologies.

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