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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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Video: Spack – A Package Manager for HPC

Saturday, March 9, 2019
In this video from the 2019 Stanford HPC Conference, LLNL's Todd Gamblin presents "Spack – A Package Manager for HPC."
plot of a Porsche 911 model imported from a NASTRAN bulk data file and generated with VisIt

The Great Migration: VisIt Moves from Subversion to GitHub

Friday, March 8, 2019
Migrating 2 million lines of code is easier said than done. A Computation team discusses the logistics, challenges, and benefits of VisIt’s complicated migration.
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Video: Sierra – Science Unleashed

Thursday, March 7, 2019
In this video from the 2019 Stanford HPC Conference, LLNL's Rob Neely presents "Sierra – Science Unleashed." Sierra is NNSA’s first large-scale production heterogeneous system.
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HPC4Mfg Program Names Awardees for Latest Round of DOE Funding

Thursday, March 7, 2019
The HPC for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) announced the recipients of $1.2 million in federal funding for projects aimed at solving key manufacturing challenges through supercomputing.
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People to Watch 2019: Lori Diachin, ECP Deputy Director

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Profile of LLNL's Lori Diachin, who has over 25 years experience in applied mathematics research including mesh quality improvement, mesh component software, numerical methods, and parallel computing.
Eric Mckinzie (holding award on behalf of Marcey Kelley), Michael Vieira and Chris Murray

Defense Recognizes Lab as Patriotic Employer

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
An effort to support a deployed Computation employee and change a longstanding policy on differential pay for active duty soldiers has garnered awards from the Secretary of Defense.
artist rendering of people collaborating around the world with clouds and binary numbers

ESGF Conference Caps a Productive Year

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Held in Washington, DC, the Earth System Grid Federation’s 8th annual face-to-face conference was a lively, fruitful affair.
Brenda Ng presents in front of a projection screen

Going Deep: Lab Employees Introduced to Machine Learning, Neural Networks

Monday, February 4, 2019
LLNL employees attended a five-part “Deep Learning 101” course, which introduced the basics of neural networks and machine learning to anyone with a basic knowledge of programming in Python.
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Livermore Leaps into Quantum Computing

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Not only is LLNL home to some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, we've also built test beds for quantum computing.
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LLNL and Three Employees Win 'Best in Class' National Tech Transfer Award

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The “best in class” award was for the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium, which aims to use HPC to accelerate drug development.