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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).
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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.
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New Algorithms to Predict Power Grid Impacts from Hackers, Earthquakes and…Squirrels?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
A three-year project at LLNL uses a new algorithm called “Squirrel” to model power outages and enable government agencies and utilities to automatically identify weaknesses in the power grid.
CRN logo and a group of delegates

LLNL-CRN Collaboration Seeks Improved Predictive Models for Cancer Outcomes

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
LLNL researchers recently visited the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) in Oslo to discuss ongoing collaborations aimed at applying big data analytics to predicting cancer risk and mortality.
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Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in Tech at Grace Hopper ‘18

Friday, November 2, 2018
One of Computation’s favorite offsite events is the Grace Hopper Celebration, held this year in Houston, Texas. LLNL sent 43 employees — the largest attendance from any national lab.
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Audio/Video: Spotlight on Spack

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
In this video, LLNL's Todd Gamblin talks with the Exascale Computing Project's Exascale podcast about the package manager Spack. An audio-only version is available.
Sierra supercomputer

LLNL Unveils NNSA’s Sierra, World’s Third Fastest Supercomputer

Monday, October 29, 2018
On October 26, the DOE’s NNSA, LLNL, and industry partners officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system’s completion.