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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.



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Learning about Learning: Reading Group at Lab Discusses Advancements in AI

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
LLNL teams conduct research using AI, and the Machine Learning Reading Group serves as a resource for employees to keep one another apprised of developments in this ever-changing field.
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Collaboration Drives Data Science Workshop

Thursday, September 12, 2019
LLNL’s Data Science Institute hosted its second annual workshop with the University of California, emphasizing key challenges with machine learning and artificial intelligence in scientific research.
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Third Annual Developer Day Encourages Best Practices

Friday, August 30, 2019
This year’s event included quick presentations on a range of topics, deep dives, a keynote speaker, and a panel discussion dedicated to the onboarding process.
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Energy Department, Weill Foundation sign MOU to Advance AI for Biomedicine, Health Research

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The partnership will apply DOE-fueled AI capabilities to advance transformative scientific opportunities in biomedical and public health research.
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Will Exascale Computing Change Everything? Top Experts Weigh In

Friday, August 23, 2019
LLNL's Lori Diachin, deputy director of the DOE's Exascale Computing Project, was one of three authorities on the topic of exascale computing to be interviewed and featured on builtin-com.
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Hackathoners Put Coding Skills to the Test

Thursday, August 22, 2019
LLNL's hackathon allows employees and interns to make unique breakthroughs and work on projects they either haven’t had time for or have been of low priority in their day jobs.
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CANDLE Illuminates New Pathways in Fight Against Cancer

Friday, August 16, 2019
As part of the Department of Energy’s role in the fight against cancer, scientists are building tools that use supercomputers to solve problems in entirely new ways.
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Video: Women's Luncheon Presentation at KDD Conference

Thursday, August 15, 2019
The Data Science Institute co-sponsored the women's lunch at the 2019 Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Alyson Fox and Amanda Minnich discussed LLNL's diversity and inclusion efforts.
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DOE/NNSA, Lab Announce Partnership with Cray to Develop NNSA’s First Exascale Supercomputer

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, El Capitan, will have a peak performance of more than 1.5 exaflops (1.5 quintillion calculations per second) and an anticipated delivery in late 2022.
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Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) Newsletter, Volume 8

Monday, August 12, 2019
Highlights include perspectives on machine learning and artificial intelligence in science, data driven models, autonomous vehicle operations, and the OpenMP standard 5.0.