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Lockdown Doesn’t Hinder Annual Data Science Challenge

Friday, June 26, 2020
In this year's Data Science Challenge with UC Merced, 21 students developed machine learning models capable of differentiating potentially explosive materials from other types of molecules.
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Video: MFEM - Advanced Simulation Algorithms for HPC Applications

Friday, June 26, 2020
This video describes MFEM (Modular Finite Element Methods), an open-source software library that provides advanced mathematical algorithms for use by scientific applications.
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Manufacturing, Energy Initiative to Fund 11 New Projects

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
In the HPC4EI project, LLNL and OxEon Energy will reduce the number of reactor tubes used to convert natural gas to liquid fuel, to lower cost and increase performance of synthetic fuel production.
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Lab Breaks Ground for Exascale Facility Upgrades

Monday, June 22, 2020
Scheduled for completion in 2022, the project will expand the Livermore Computing Center's power and cooling capacity in preparation for exascale supercomputing hardware.
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Deep Learning-Based Surrogate Models Outperform Simulators and Could Hasten Scientific Discoveries

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Surrogate models supported by neural networks could lead to new insights in complicated physics problems such as inertial confinement fusion.
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Computing’s Partnership with Environmental Programs at the Lab Adds Up to Environmental Stewardship

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Computing employees play a critical role in supporting the Environmental Restoration Department; Environment, Safety, and Health; and Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management.
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#ShutdownSTEM an opportunity to reflect on ending racism

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Many scientists and engineers will participate in #ShutDownSTEM to better support black colleagues. The Lab appreciates the need to better understand the issues and drive toward purposeful action.
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Looking Ahead to ISC20

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
LLNL will participate in the online ISC High Performance Conference (ISC20) on June 22–25. Be sure to follow @Livermore_Comp on Twitter with the #ISC20 and #ISChpc hashtags.
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Podcast: The MFEM Finite Element Library Broadens GPU Support

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
The Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations recently released MFEM v4.1, which introduces features important for the nation’s first exascale supercomputers. LLNL's Tzanio Kolev explains.
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Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) Newsletter, Volume 9

Monday, June 8, 2020
Highlights include response to the COVID-19 pandemic, high-order matrix-free algorithms, and managing memory spaces.