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.

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Speeding Up Commodity Cluster Computing

Researchers have been developing a standardized and optimized operating system and software for deployment across a series of Linux clusters to enable high performance computing at a reduced cost…

Master Block List

Protecting Against Cyber Threats

Master Block List is a service and data aggregation tool that aids Department of Energy facilities in creating filters and blocks to prevent cyber attacks.

ROSE Compiler

Robust Analysis, Debugging, and Optimization Capabilities

ROSE, an open-source project maintained by Livermore researchers, provides easy access to complex, automated compiler technology and assistance.


Scaling Up Transport Sweep Algorithms

LLNL researchers are testing and enhancing a neutral particle transport code and the algorithm on which the code relies to ensure that they successfully scale to larger and more complex computing…

CT Image Enhancement

Novel Processing Pipeline for Threat Detection

Researchers are developing enhanced computed tomography image processing methods for explosives identification and other national security applications.

Data-Intensive Computing Solutions

Addressing Growing Demands

New platforms are improving big data computing on Livermore’s high performance computers.

Derived Field Generation

Execution Strategies for Multiple Hardware Architectures

Livermore computer scientists have helped create a flexible framework that aids programmers in creating source code that can be used effectively on multiple hardware architectures.


Supporting Climate Research Collaboration

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

HPC Code Performance

Challenges and Solutions

LLNL researchers are finding some factors are more important in determining HPC application performance than traditionally thought.


Improving Communications for Large-Scale Computing

Livermore Computing staff is enhancing the high-speed InfiniBand data network used in many of its high performance computing and file systems.

Machine Learning

Strengthening Performance Predictions

LLNL computer scientists use machine learning to model and characterize the performance and ultimately accelerate the development of adaptive applications.


Tracking Space Debris

Testbed Environment for Space Situational Awareness software helps to track satellites and space debris and prevent collisions.

Topological Analysis

Charting Data’s Peaks and Valleys

LLNL and University of Utah researchers have developed an advanced, intuitive method for analyzing and visualizing complex data sets.


Improving Lustre Efficiency

Computer scientists are incorporating ZFS into their high-performance parallel file systems for better performance and scalability.


Non-Intrusive Uncertainty Quantification

The flourishing of simulation-based scientific discovery has also resulted in the emergence of the verification and validation (V&V) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) disciplines. The goal…


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.


Application Introspection System

A comprehensive understanding of the performance behavior of large-scale simulations requires the ability to compile, analyze, and compare measurements and contexts from many independent sources.…


Running Millions of Concurrent MPI Jobs

Cram lets you easily run many small MPI jobs within a single, large MPI job by splitting MPI_COMM_WORLD up into many small communicators to run each job in the cram file independently.


Fast Global File Status

Fast Global File Status (FGFS) is an open-source package that provides scalable mechanisms and programming interfaces to retrieve global information of a file.


Power Measurement

libMSR provides a convenient interface to access Model Specific Registers and to allow tools to utilize their full functionality.


Performance Analysis and Visualization at Exascale

Performance analysis of parallel scientific codes is becoming increasingly difficult, and existing tools fall short in revealing the root causes of performance problems. We have developed the HAC…

Serpentine Wave Propagation

Advanced Finite Difference Methods

The Serpentine project develops advanced finite difference methods for solving hyperbolic wave propagation problems. Our approach is based on solving the governing equations in second order…


Scalable Shared Library Loading

Spindle improves the library-loading performance of dynamically linked HPC applications. It plugs into the system’s dynamic linker and intercepts its file operations so that only one process (or…

Application-Level Resilience

Efficient Algorithmic Fault Tolerance

Application-level resilience is emerging as an alternative to traditional fault tolerance approaches because it provides fault tolerance at a lower cost than traditional approaches.