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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.



Magma Supercomputer

LLNL highlights Magma’s role in NNSA’s computing arsenal

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
This week, LLNL highlighted one of the latest additions to its computing arsenal: Magma. Magma is a Penguin Computing “Relion” system comprised of 752 nodes with Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 processors.
illustration of El Capitan supercomputer

LLNL and HPE to partner with AMD on El Capitan, projected as world’s fastest supercomputer

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
With its advanced CPUs/GPUs developed by AMD, El Capitan’s peak performance is expected to exceed 2 exaFLOPS, which would make it the fastest supercomputer in the world when it is deployed in 2023.
power grid heat map next to a photo of Cosmin and Ignacio

Lab team sizzles at DOE Grid Optimization Competition

Thursday, February 27, 2020
LLNL bested more than two dozen teams to place first overall in Challenge 1 of the DOE Grid Optimization Competition, aimed at developing a more reliable, resilient, and secure U.S. electrical grid.
UC Merced logo

‘Yes, You Can’: UC Merced students learning, growing at Livermore Lab

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The university and LLNL lay the groundwork for a direct pipeline between the two, opening a door to research collaborations as well as job and internship opportunities for students and alumni.
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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.
Sequoia supercomputer

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.
wide-angle view of the hackathon room

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.
graph showing fusion yields in NIF experiments

Can machine learning improve computer models enough to ignite ICF?

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.
TFinity Spectra Archival Storage

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.
ATOM workflow diagram overlaid on an abstract image

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.