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LLNL Computing’s groundbreaking research and development activities, innovative technologies, and world-class staff are often featured in various media outlets. For more information on computing at LLNL, please explore the resources below.



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Model for COVID-19 drug discovery a Gordon Bell finalist

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
A machine learning model developed by a team of LLNL scientists to aid in COVID-19 drug discovery efforts is a finalist for the Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research.
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The Sierra era

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The latest issue of LLNL's Science & Technology Review magazine highlights the work already accomplished with the Sierra supercomputer and what's to come.
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Blazing the trail for exascale storage

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
LLNL is home to advanced tech at the high end of compute, networking, and storage. The article includes a video featuring Robin Goldstone, HPC strategist in the Lab's Advanced Technologies Office.
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Lab stands tall on bi-annual list of Top500 supercomputers

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
LLNL can lay claim to housing 4 of the world’s 100 most powerful supercomputers, more than any other institution according to the TOP500 List announced during SC20.
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Video: an introduction to Girls Who Code

Monday, November 16, 2020
At the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo, Marisa Torres described the Girls Who Code program’s activities, how it's closing the technology gender gap, and ways to get involved.
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Video: an introduction to open source software

Monday, November 16, 2020
Computer engineer Ian Lee describes the Lab’s OSS community, activities, and policies. This talk was recorded for the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo.
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Video: predictive biology for COVID-19 Response

Monday, November 16, 2020
At the 2020 LLNL Computing Expo, Jim Brase outlined the Lab’s predictive biology efforts for new therapeutics, HPC capabilities, and making those resources available to researchers.
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DOE announces five new energy projects at LLNL

Friday, November 13, 2020
LLNL will collaborate with Machina Labs to apply ML to aluminum sheet metal processing for aerospace and automotive applications. Five recently announced LLNL-led projects will be funded by HPC4EI.
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LLNL welcomes 'Ruby' supercomputer for national nuclear security mission and COVID-19 research

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Ruby, a 6 petaFLOP cluster, will be used for in support of the NNSA’s stockpile stewardship mission, open science, and the search for therapeutic drugs and designer antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
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What put LLNL at the center of U.S. supercomputing in 2020?

Thursday, November 12, 2020
The Next Platform's Nicole Hemsoth writes that LLNL's addition of new hardware kept us at the front of the supercomputing news cycle throughout most of the year.