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LLNL Computation executives receive an award at SC18

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Eric Mckinzie (holding award on behalf of Marcey Kelley), Michael Vieira and Chris Murray

Defense Recognizes Lab as Patriotic Employer

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
An effort to support a deployed Computation employee and change a longstanding policy on differential pay for active duty soldiers has garnered awards from the Secretary of Defense.
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ESGF Conference Caps a Productive Year

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Held in Washington, DC, the Earth System Grid Federation’s 8th annual face-to-face conference was a lively, fruitful affair.
Brenda Ng presents in front of a projection screen

Going Deep: Lab Employees Introduced to Machine Learning, Neural Networks

Monday, February 4, 2019
LLNL employees attended a five-part “Deep Learning 101” course, which introduced the basics of neural networks and machine learning to anyone with a basic knowledge of programming in Python.
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Livermore Leaps into Quantum Computing

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Not only is LLNL home to some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, we've also built test beds for quantum computing.
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LLNL and Three Employees Win 'Best in Class' National Tech Transfer Award

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The “best in class” award was for the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium, which aims to use HPC to accelerate drug development.
Tom Epperly with the Sierra supercomputer

Tom Epperly: A Software Architect Starts Early

Monday, January 28, 2019
In this career profile, CASC architect Tom Epperly describes NIF's Virtual Beam Line code and his penchant for solving software programming problems.
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LLNL Team Explores Electric Grid Modernization via HPC

Thursday, January 24, 2019
LLNL has successfully deployed power distribution grid simulation software on an HPC system, taking a key step toward creating a commercial tool that utilities could use to modernize the grid.
CASC logo over a monotone image of the Sierra supercomputer

Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) Newsletter, Volume 7

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Highlights include debris an shrapnel modeling at NIF, scalable algorithms for complex engineering systems, magnetic fusion simulation, and data placement optimization on GPUs.
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.