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Small Brain-on-a-Chip Promises Big Payoffs

Thursday, July 11, 2019
LLNL’s brain-on-a-chip may offer an effective way to evaluate the organ’s response to threats. Data analytics and HPC modeling help scientists better understand neuronal networks.
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Looking for Livermore Computing User Information?

Thursday, July 11, 2019
We recently changed this site's URL to, so some users may be redirected here instead of—home of Livermore Computing. Click this article title to go there instead.
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Why Do We Need Supercomputers and Who Is Using Them?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
LLNL is home to several supercomputers, including Sierra, the world's second fastest. PCMag stopped by to find out how these computers handle virtual nuclear weapons tests and weather modeling.
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Supercomputing Potential Impacts of a Major Quake by Building Location and Size

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore and Berkeley Labs are using supercomputers to quantify earthquake hazard and risk across the Bay Area.
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HPC4Energy Innovation Program Announces First Awards for Public/Private Partnerships

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The HPC4EI program announced 9 public/private projects awarded more than $2 million from the DOE. This program is the umbrella entity for the HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls programs, headed out of LLNL.
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Supercomputing Asteroid Impacts for Planetary Defenses

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
In support of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, researchers are creating 3D models and using LLNL's ALE3D code to produce simulations of hypothetical asteroid impact scenarios.
Trinity supercomputer

Hyperion Research Announces New Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
An LLNL team used LANL's Trinity supercomputer for a machine-learned surrogate representation of their laser-driven fusion implosion model.
Lassen supercomputer

LLNL’s Lassen Supercomputer Leaps to No. 10 on TOP500 List, Sierra Remains No. 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
LLNL’s Lassen joined Sierra in the top 10 of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, announced at the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
Sierra supercomputer

LLNL, Foundation Seek to Set up ALS Consortium

Friday, June 14, 2019
LLNL and the Livermore Lab Foundation may establish a consortium to leverage the Lab’s computing capabilities to identify causal factors for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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Preparing Scientific Applications for Exascale Computing

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Next-generation computing systems are projected to surpass the speed of today's supercomputers by 5–10 times. This article explains OpenMP-relevant initiatives under the Exascale Computing Project.