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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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New Algorithms to Predict Power Grid Impacts from Hackers, Earthquakes and…Squirrels?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
A three-year project at LLNL uses a new algorithm called “Squirrel” to model power outages and enable government agencies and utilities to automatically identify weaknesses in the power grid.
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LLNL-CRN Collaboration Seeks Improved Predictive Models for Cancer Outcomes

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
LLNL researchers recently visited the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) in Oslo to discuss ongoing collaborations aimed at applying big data analytics to predicting cancer risk and mortality.
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Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in Tech at Grace Hopper ‘18

Friday, November 2, 2018
One of Computation’s favorite offsite events is the Grace Hopper Celebration, held this year in Houston, Texas. LLNL sent 43 employees — the largest attendance from any national lab.
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Audio/Video: Spotlight on Spack

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
In this video, LLNL's Todd Gamblin talks with the Exascale Computing Project's Exascale podcast about the package manager Spack. An audio-only version is available.
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LLNL Unveils NNSA’s Sierra, World’s Third Fastest Supercomputer

Monday, October 29, 2018
On October 26, the DOE’s NNSA, LLNL, and industry partners officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system’s completion.
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Looking Ahead to SC18

Friday, October 26, 2018
Dozens of members of LLNL’s Computation Directorate will attend the 2018 Supercomputing Conference. The Laboratory's presence includes tutorials, poster and paper sessions, and the Job Fair.
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DOE to Issue Joint Solicitation for HPC Programs

Thursday, October 25, 2018
DOE's High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative will issue its first joint solicitation in November for the HPC4Mfg (manufacturing) and HPC4Mtls (materials) initiatives.
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Computer Modeling Provides New Insights into Traumatic Brain Injury

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Computer modeling reveals important new information about the causes of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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Machine Learning Points Toward New Laser Target Designs

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The largest simulation of inertial confinement fusion data may have uncovered a counterintuitive path toward ignition.
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Solving the Mysteries of Metal Hardening

Monday, October 8, 2018
HPC materials simulations at LLNL reveal surprising insights about how metals behave under extreme pressure.