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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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Can Machine Learning Improve Computer Models Enough to Ignite Inertial Confinement Fusion?

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.
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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.
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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.
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Sierra Team among Lab Teams Recognized by Secretary of Energy Awards

Friday, January 10, 2020
The Summit Sierra team, consisting of 45 staff at LLNL and ORNL, received a DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award for delivering, respectively, Sierra and Summit supercomputers.
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Podcast: Optimizing Math Libraries to Prepare Applications for Exascale Computing

Friday, January 3, 2020
The extreme-scale scientific software development kit (xSDK) is an ecosystem of independently developed math libraries and scientific domain components.
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Podcast: Software Enables Use of Distributed In-System Storage and Parallel File System

Thursday, December 12, 2019
A software product from the ECP called UnifyFS can provide I/O performance portability for applications, enabling them to use distributed in-system storage and the parallel file system.
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Glassdoor Ranks Lab among Top 10 Best Places to Work

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
LLNL has been honored for the second year with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Laboratory as one of the top 10 best places to work nationwide in 2020.
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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.