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Sierra Team among Lab Teams Recognized by Secretary of Energy Awards

Friday, January 10, 2020
The Summit Sierra team, consisting of 45 staff at LLNL and ORNL, received a DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award for delivering, respectively, Sierra and Summit supercomputers.
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Podcast: Optimizing Math Libraries to Prepare Applications for Exascale Computing

Friday, January 3, 2020
The extreme-scale scientific software development kit (xSDK) is an ecosystem of independently developed math libraries and scientific domain components.
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Podcast: Software Enables Use of Distributed In-System Storage and Parallel File System

Thursday, December 12, 2019
A software product from the ECP called UnifyFS can provide I/O performance portability for applications, enabling them to use distributed in-system storage and the parallel file system.
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Glassdoor Ranks Lab among Top 10 Best Places to Work

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
LLNL has been honored for the second year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Laboratory as one of the top 10 best places to work nationwide in 2020.
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On the Spack Track at SC19

Friday, December 6, 2019
At SC19, there were Spack events each day of the conference. Spack is an open-source scientific software package manager for HPC environments, MacOS, and Linux platforms.
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LLNL’s Presence in HPC Shines Bright at SC19

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis—SC19—returned to Denver. Once again LLNL made its presence known as a force in supercomputing.
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LLNL-Led Team Awarded Best Paper at SC19 for Modeling Cancer-Causing Protein Interactions

Monday, December 2, 2019
The paper describes the workflow driving a first-of-its-kind multiscale simulation on predictively modeling the dynamics of RAS proteins and interactions with lipids.
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Fall Event Maintains Hackathon Momentum

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Computing’s 22nd hackathon was held on October 24–25. The event has become so popular that a fourth hackathon will be added to the seasonal rotation in early 2020.
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LLNL Wins 2019 HPCwire Awards for El Capitan

Thursday, November 21, 2019
The HPCwire Editors’ and Readers’ Choice awards for Top Supercomputing Achievement recognized Cray, LLNL, and two other labs for developing the first U.S. exascale-class supercomputers.
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Upgrades Coming to LLNL’s Corona Computing Cluster

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Penguin Computing announced that Corona, a high performance computing cluster delivered to LLNL in 2018, has been upgraded with the newest AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 accelerators.