Our research projects vary in size, scope, and duration, but they share a focus on developing tools and methods that help LLNL deliver on its missions to the nation and, more broadly, advance the state of the art in scientific HPC. Projects are organized here in three ways: Active projects are those currently funded and regularly updated. Legacy projects are no longer actively developed. The A-Z option sorts all projects alphabetically, both active and legacy.

Active | A-Z | Legacy

Floating Point Compression

Lossless and Lossy Solutions

High-precision numerical data from computer simulations, observations, and experiments is often represented in floating point and can easily reach terabytes to petabytes of storage.

MFEM

Scalable Finite Element Discretization Library

The open-source MFEM library enables application scientists to quickly prototype parallel physics application codes based on PDEs discretized with high-order finite elements.

SUNDIALS

SUite of Nonlinear and DIfferential/ALgebraic Equation Solvers

This project solves initial value problems for ODE systems, sensitivity analysis capabilities, additive Runge-Kutta methods, DAE systems, and nonlinear algebraic systems.

Flux

Building a Framework for Resource Management

This 2021 R&D 100 award-winning software solves data center bottlenecks by enabling resource types, schedulers, and framework services to be deployed as data centers evolve.

ESGF

Supporting Climate Research Collaboration

The Earth System Grid Federation is a web-based tool set that powers most global climate change research.

Spack

A Flexible Package Manager for HPC Software

Livermore builds an open-source community around its award-winning HPC package manager.

zfp

Compressed Floating-Point and Integer Arrays

zfp is an open-source C/C++ library for compressed floating-point and integer arrays that support high throughput read and write random access.

Backlighter Tech

Automated Software to Optimize NIF Shot Efficiency

The latest generation of a laser beam–delay technique owes its success to collaboration, dedication, and innovation.

HPSS

High Performance Storage System

Livermore’s archive leverages a hierarchical storage management application that runs on a cluster architecture that is user-friendly, extremely scalable, and lightning fast.

Automated Testing System

Ensuring Reliability of HPC Codes

LLNL’s Python 3–based ATS tool provides scientific code teams with automated regression testing across HPC architectures.

RADIUSS

Rapid Application Development via an Institutional Universal Software Stack

The RADIUSS project aims to lower cost and improve agility by encouraging adoption of our core open-source software products for use in institutional applications.

SDRC

Software Development Resource Center

The Software Development Resource Center connects developers across LLNL through best practices in software tools, development methodologies, DevOps, security compliance, and more.

JCATS

Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation

One of the most widely used tactical simulations in the world, JCATS is installed in hundreds of U.S. military and civilian organizations, in NATO, and in more than 30 countries.

ETHOS

Enabling Technologies for High-Order Simulations

The Enabling Technologies for High-Order Simulations (ETHOS) project performs research of fundamental mathematical technologies for next-generation high-order simulations algorithms.

COVID-19 Operations

LivIT and NIF Support

LivIT tackles challenges of workforce safety, telecommuting, cyber security protocols, National Ignition Facility software updates, and more.

COVID-19 R&D

Computing Responds to Pandemic

From molecular screening, a software platform, and an online data to the computing systems that power these projects.

LivCloud

Migrating Data and Services to the AWS Cloud

The Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) program is the first organization at LLNL to commit to migrating all services and applications to the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Deterrence in Cyberspace

Defending Our Critical Infrastructure

LLNL’s cyber programs work across a broad sponsor space to develop technologies addressing sophisticated cyber threats directed at national security and civilian critical infrastructure.

MAPP

Multiphysics Simulations for the Exascale Era

The MAPP incorporates multiple software packages into one integrated code so that multiphysics simulation codes can perform at scale on present and future supercomputers.

Exascale Archiving

Massive-Scale Tape Libraries

LLNL is home to the world’s largest Spectra TFinityTM system, which offers the speed, agility, and capacity required to take LLNL into the exascale era.

Ascending to Exascale

LLNL Prepares for El Capitan

El Capitan will have a peak performance of more than 2 exaflops—roughly 16 times faster on average than the Sierra system—and is projected to be several times more energy efficient than Sierra.

Vidya

Creating Machine Learning Tools to Optimize Design Simulations

This project advances research in physics-informed ML, invests in validated and explainable ML, creates an advanced data environment, builds ML expertise across the complex, and more.

Innovative HPC Architectures

Mission-Driven Science

LC sited two different AI accelerators in 2020: the Cerebras wafer-scale AI engine attached to Lassen; and an AI accelerator from SambaNova Systems into the Corona cluster.

VBL++

Virtual Beamline Code

Upgraded with the C++ programming language, VBL provides high-fidelity models and high-resolution calculations of laser performance predictions.