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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Tracking Space Debris

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


Non-Intrusive Uncertainty Quantification

The flourishing of simulation-based scientific discovery has also resulted in the emergence of the UQ discipline, which is essential for validating and verifying computer models.


Performance Analysis and Visualization at Exascale

Performance analysis of parallel scientific codes is difficult. The HAC model allows direct comparison of data across domains with data viz and analysis tools available in other domains.


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.


Scalable Shared Library Loading

Spindle improves the library-loading performance of dynamically linked HPC applications by plugging into the system’s dynamic linker and intercepting its file operations.


Application Introspection System

Caliper enables users to build customized performance measurement and analysis solutions by connecting independent context annotations, measurement services, and data processing services.

Serpentine Wave Propagation

Advanced Finite Difference Methods

These methods for solving hyperbolic wave propagation problems allow for complex geometries, realistic boundary and interface conditions, and arbitrary heterogeneous material properties.


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.


Livermore Metagenomics Analysis Toolkit

This genome sequencing technology helps accelerate the comparison of genetic fragments with reference genomes and improve the accuracy of the results as compared to previous technologies.

Memory-Centric Architectures

Analyzing and Exploiting Heterogeneous Memory Systems

Specialized hardware modules and software libraries to optimize memory access while simultaneously increasing memory capacity for data-intensive applications.

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.


High-Order Finite Element Hydrodynamics

BLAST is a high-order finite element hydrodynamics research code that improves the accuracy of simulations and provides a path to extreme parallel computing and exascale architectures.


Scalable Checkpoint/Restart for MPI

With SCR, jobs run more efficiently, recover more work upon failure, and reduce load on critical shared resources.


Parallel Time Integration with Multigrid

This project constructs coarse time grids and uses each solution to improve the next finer-scale solution, simultaneously updating a solution guess over the entire space-time domain.