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LLNL Computation executives receive an award at SC18

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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.



Fred Streitz

Audio: SC18 Booth Talk on Sierra

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
LLNL's Fred Streitz discusses his SC18 U.S. Department of Energy booth talk on “Machine Learning and Predictive Simulation: HPC and the U.S. Cancer Moonshot on Sierra.” Runtime is 13:21.
plot on ScrubJay user dashboard

A Bird's-Eye View of Computing Performance

Monday, December 10, 2018
ScrubJay, an open-source performance data analysis tool, helps ensure that the Laboratory’s HPC center lives up to its name.
animation that shows how fallout radiation’s effect on an area evolves over time

A Science-Based Tool for Emergency Planning

Saturday, December 8, 2018
LLNL’s web-based modeling resource helps U.S. cities develop emergency plans for what to do following the detonation of an improvised nuclear device.
Target regions for probabilistic seismic hazard assessments

Stronger Structures through Scientific Collaboration

Friday, December 7, 2018
LLNL's Seismic Cooperation Program uses our Coda Calibration Tool and HPC resources to help countries improve infrastructure to resist earthquake damage.
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New ‘Unify’ File Systems Deliver Fast I/O Performance over Distributed Storage

Monday, November 26, 2018
To support hierarchical storage in exascale systems, LLNL is developing the Unify file system to deliver fast, scalable I/O performance via node-local storage design.
Fred Streitz speaks at the SC18 IBM booth

DOE Machines Dominate Record-Breaking SC18

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Supercomputing '18 (SC18), held Nov. 11–16 in Dallas, broke records for attendees and exhibitors and saw LLNL once again make its presence felt on the world’s biggest HPC stage.
molecular dynamics simulation

Call for HPC for Energy Innovation Proposals

Thursday, November 15, 2018
The DOE's High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative today issued its first joint solicitation for the HPC4Mfg (manufacturing) and the HPC4Mtls (materials).
five people stand with award plaques

Sierra Honored with Top Supercomputing Achievement from HPCwire

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
HPCwire handed LLNL and ORNL their Editors’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top Supercomputing Achievement of 2018, recognizing the world’s two fastest computing systems.
Corona high-performance computing cluster

New Computing Cluster Coming to Livermore

Monday, November 12, 2018
LLNL (partnering with Penguin Computing, AMD and Mellanox Technologies) looks forward to Corona, a new unclassified HPC cluster for exploring data science and machine learning.
Sierra supercomputer

Sierra Takes No. 2 Spot on List of World's Fastest Computers

Monday, November 12, 2018
LLNL's newest supercomputer rose to second place on the list of the world’s fastest computing systems, TOP500 List representatives announced Monday at the Supercomputing conference (SC18) in Dallas.