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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.



Corona supercomputer

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Funding by the CARES Act enabled LLNL and industry partners to more than double the speed of the Corona supercomputing cluster to in excess of 11 petaFLOPS of peak performance.
LLNL scientists use novel methods of in silico microscopy to reveal defects in the crystal lattice (green and red line objects and gray surface objects at the top) while removing all the atoms (yellow balls at the bottom) for clarity

LLNL team solves 100-year-old metallurgy puzzle

Monday, October 5, 2020
To solve a 100-year puzzle in metallurgy about why single crystals show staged hardening while others don’t, LLNL scientists performed atomistic simulations at the limits of supercomputing.
PSAAP logo of the acronym, a scroll, and electron fields

LLNL to provide supercomputing resources to universities selected by NNSA ASC program

Friday, October 2, 2020
LLNL will provide significant computing resources to students and faculty from 9 universities that were newly selected for participation in the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP).
two people on video chat overlaid on an abstract image of computer graphics

Open-source software community welcomes virtual internships

Thursday, October 1, 2020
This summer, the Computing Scholar Program welcomed 160 undergraduate and graduate students into virtual internships. The Lab’s open-source community was already primed for student participation.
Interlocked puzzle pieces with Berkeley, Oak Ridge and LLNL logos, one on each piece

Summit on Summit, Sierra, and Perlmutter hits second anniversary

Thursday, September 24, 2020
When it comes to solving complex technical issues for GPU-accelerated supercomputers, the national labs have found that tackling them is “better together”
computer rendering of a human skeleton with vasculature exposed

Video: how are we fighting cancer with 3D bioprinting?

Monday, September 14, 2020
LLNL pairs 3D-printed human brain vasculature with computational flow simulations to understand tumor cell attachment to blood vessels, a step in secondary tumor formation during cancer metastasis.
FFS header with spack logo and Episode #30, plus pic of Todd Gamblin

Floss for Science podcast: Spack package manager

Thursday, September 3, 2020
An interview with Todd Gamblin from the LLNL about the Spack project, discussing his current research project along with his involvement in Spack.
visualization of blood flow in a blood vessel

Research team pairs 3D bioprinting and computer modeling to examine cancer spread in blood vessels

Thursday, August 27, 2020
LLNL and Duke University combined 3D bioprinting and computational flow models to analyze the physics behind circulating tumor cell behavior and the cells’ attachment to the vascular endothelium.
colorful abstract image of lines radiating outward from a central point

Our 25th hackathon was a virtual success

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Computing’s summer hackathon was held virtually on August 6–7 and featured presentations from teams who tested software technologies, expanded project features, or explored new ways of analyzing data.
artistic graphic of ones and zeros forming a tunnel

Developer Day goes virtual

Friday, August 21, 2020
Computing’s fourth annual Developer Day was held as a virtual event on July 30 with 8 speakers and 90 participants.