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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.



Inside NIF’s lobby, STEM Day docent and graphics designer John Jett discusses the role of art in science and technology communications

Inspiring Science Careers through STEM Stories

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
NIF Computing's Arsenia Rendon joined other LLNL scientists in hosting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Day for more than 180 middle school students.
Gary Laguna, Greg Lee, and Walt Nissen stand in front of the HPC building

Bytes from the Big Three: Hackathon Veterans Laguna, Lee, and Nissen

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
These hackathon veterans were there at the beginning and haven’t missed one since.
The crowd at the hackathon kickoff

Dispatches from the Fall Hackathon

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Rain or shine, the hackathon marches on with food, fun, collaboration, and sometimes surprises. Experience the play-by-play of our seasonal event.
An agent-based model of innate immune response mechanistically simulates sepsis in 2D

Playing Video Games May Help Researchers Find Personalized Medical Treatment for Sepsis

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
A deep learning approach originally designed to teach computers how to play video games better than humans could aid in developing personalized medical treatment for sepsis.
Fred Streitz

Audio: SC18 Booth Talk on Sierra

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
LLNL's Fred Streitz discusses his SC18 U.S. Department of Energy booth talk on “Machine Learning and Predictive Simulation: HPC and the U.S. Cancer Moonshot on Sierra.” Runtime is 13:21.
plot on ScrubJay user dashboard

A Bird's-Eye View of Computing Performance

Monday, December 10, 2018
ScrubJay, an open-source performance data analysis tool, helps ensure that the Laboratory’s HPC center lives up to its name.
animation that shows how fallout radiation’s effect on an area evolves over time

A Science-Based Tool for Emergency Planning

Saturday, December 8, 2018
LLNL’s web-based modeling resource helps U.S. cities develop emergency plans for what to do following the detonation of an improvised nuclear device.
Target regions for probabilistic seismic hazard assessments

Stronger Structures through Scientific Collaboration

Friday, December 7, 2018
LLNL's Seismic Cooperation Program uses our Coda Calibration Tool and HPC resources to help countries improve infrastructure to resist earthquake damage.
arrows showing progress left to right overlaid with ones and zeros

New ‘Unify’ File Systems Deliver Fast I/O Performance over Distributed Storage

Monday, November 26, 2018
To support hierarchical storage in exascale systems, LLNL is developing the Unify file system to deliver fast, scalable I/O performance via node-local storage design.
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.