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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.



Tom Epperly with the Sierra supercomputer

Tom Epperly: A Software Architect Starts Early

Monday, January 28, 2019
In this career profile, CASC architect Tom Epperly describes NIF's Virtual Beam Line code and his penchant for solving software programming problems.
two scientists stand next to a large wall onto which a power grid diagram is projected

LLNL Team Explores Electric Grid Modernization via HPC

Thursday, January 24, 2019
LLNL has successfully deployed power distribution grid simulation software on an HPC system, taking a key step toward creating a commercial tool that utilities could use to modernize the grid.
CASC logo over a monotone image of the Sierra supercomputer

Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) Newsletter, Volume 7

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Highlights include debris an shrapnel modeling at NIF, scalable algorithms for complex engineering systems, magnetic fusion simulation, and data placement optimization on GPUs.
Inside NIF’s lobby, STEM Day docent and graphics designer John Jett discusses the role of art in science and technology communications

Inspiring Science Careers through STEM Stories

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
NIF Computing's Arsenia Rendon joined other LLNL scientists in hosting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Day for more than 180 middle school students.
Gary Laguna, Greg Lee, and Walt Nissen stand in front of the HPC building

Bytes from the Big Three: Hackathon Veterans Laguna, Lee, and Nissen

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
These hackathon veterans were there at the beginning and haven’t missed one since.
An agent-based model of innate immune response mechanistically simulates sepsis in 2D

Playing Video Games May Help Researchers Find Personalized Medical Treatment for Sepsis

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
A deep learning approach originally designed to teach computers how to play video games better than humans could aid in developing personalized medical treatment for sepsis.
The crowd at the hackathon kickoff

Dispatches from the Fall Hackathon

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Rain or shine, the hackathon marches on with food, fun, collaboration, and sometimes surprises. Experience the play-by-play of our seasonal event.
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.