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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.
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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.
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LLNL Pairs World’s Largest Computer Chip from Cerebras with Lassen

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
LLNL and Cerebras Systems have installed the company’s AI computer into Lassen, making LLNL the first institution to integrate the cutting-edge AI platform with a supercomputer.
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Podcast: ECP Leaders Discuss Highlights, Challenges, and Exascale Impacts

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Members of the leadership team of the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project cover the state of the project on the "Let's Talk Exascale" podcast. Episode 72 runs 1:26:54 and includes a transcript.
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Flux Framework Featured on Next Platform TV

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
LLNL computer scientist Stephen Herbein discusses the open-source Flux Framework HPC software on this video episode of Next Platform TV. His segment begins at 27:34.
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Lab Team Completes Highest-Ever Resolution Quake Simulations using Sierra Supercomputer

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
An LLNL team has published new simulations of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault—the highest-ever resolution ground motion simulations from such an event on this scale.
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Using Models, 3D Printing to Study Common Heart Defect

Monday, August 10, 2020
LLNL researchers and collaborators have combined machine learning, 3D printing, and HPC simulations to accurately model blood flow in the aorta.
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Resiliency in Computer Applications

Monday, August 3, 2020
In this issue featuring LLNL's R&D 100 Award winners from 2019, the versatile Scalable Checkpoint/Restart framework offers more reliable simulation performance.
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Software Installation Simplified

Monday, August 3, 2020
In this issue featuring LLNL's R&D 100 Award winners from 2019, software deployment is faster and easier with the Spack package management tool.
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Video: Advancing Healthcare with Data Science

Monday, August 3, 2020
This video provides an overview of LLNL projects in which data scientists work with domain scientists to address major challenges in healthcare.