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Podcast: Helping Applications Use Future Architectures with First-Rate Discretization Libraries

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Led by LLNL's Tzanio Kolev, the Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) is a hub for high-order mathematical methods to increase application efficiency and performance.
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ASC Sequoia: The Pioneering Advanced Technology System that Broke New Ground for UQ and Science at Scale

Thursday, February 20, 2020
On January 31, 2020, the Sequoia supercomputer and its file system were decommissioned after nearly 8 years of remarkable service and achievements.
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16 Bits from the Winter Hackathon

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
New year, new hackathon! The January 30–31 event was Computing’s 23rd hackathon and the 1st scheduled in the winter season.
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Can Machine Learning Improve Computer Models Enough to Ignite Inertial Confinement Fusion?

Monday, February 3, 2020
Laser-fusion researchers have turned to machine-learning techniques to seek the combinations of laser pulse characteristics and target design needed to optimize target implosions for ICF.
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Upgraded Data Archives Position Lab for Exascale Era

Thursday, January 30, 2020
LLNL is now home to the world’s largest Spectra TFinity system, following a complete replacement of the tape library hardware that supports Livermore’s data archives.
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HPC-Driven Collaboration Accelerates Drug Discovery

Thursday, January 30, 2020
A multi-institutional consortium aims to speed up the drug discovery pipeline by building predictive, data-driven pharmaceutical models.
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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.