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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.
Corona supercomputer

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.
Erich Strohmaier of the TOP500 and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

New TOP500 List Unveiled: Sierra No. 2 with 6 LLNL Supercomputers in Top 100

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The latest TOP500 List of the world's most powerful computers was released at the International Supercomputing Conference for HPC, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) in Denver.
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Penguin/Intel 'Magma' Computing Cluster Coming to LLNL

Monday, November 18, 2019
Penguin Computing, along with its partners Intel and CoolIT, has shipped LLNL's Linux-based cluster, known as “Magma,” to the Laboratory.
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LLNL wins Three Regional FLC Awards

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Three LLNL teams, including the Spack package manager, netted regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) last week.
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LLNL to Receive DOE Funding for New HPC4EI Projects

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Twelve projects are awarded funding for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Program, which leverages DOE’s HPC facilities to improve energy efficiency and manufacturing processes.