Topic: Computational Science

LLNL held its first-ever Machine Learning for Industry Forum (ML4I) on August 10–12. Co-hosted by the Lab’s High-Performance Computing Innovation Center and Data Science Institute, the virtual event brought together more than 500 attendees from the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, commercial companies, professional societies, and academia.

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From studying radioactive isotope effects to better understanding cancer metastasis, the Laboratory’s relationship with cancer research endures some 60 years after it began, with historical precedent underpinning exciting new research areas.

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LLNL and Purdue are partnering to speed up drug design using computational tools under the Accelerating Therapeutic Opportunities in Medicine project. LLNL researcher Jonathan Allen mentored students and two teaching assistants, introducing them to computationally driven drug discovery and designing predictive models for drug candidates.

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The Center for Non-Perturbative Studies of Functional Materials under Non-Equilibrium Conditions advances high performance computing software to support novel materials discovery.

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The Department of Energy announced awards of $3.7 million for 13 new High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) projects, including a collaboration involving LLNL targeted at improving CO2 conversion.

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LLNL engineers have demonstrated that aerodynamically integrated vehicle shapes decrease body-axis drag in a crosswind, creating large negative front pressures that effectively “pull” the vehicle forward against the wind, much like a sailboat.

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Meeting virtually three times per week, 22 UC Merced students engaged with LLNL mentors and peers to address a real-world challenge problem, using machine learning to identify potentially hazardous asteroids that could pose an existential threat to humanity.

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Supported by the Advanced Simulation and Computing program, the open-source Axom project focuses on developing software infrastructure components that can be shared by HPC applications running on diverse computing platforms.

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Our use of supercomputers is enabled by the codes developed to model and simulate complex physical phenomena on massively parallel architectures.

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Using the Miranda code and the Ruby supercomputer, an LLNL team has taken a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to the Earth’s surface create complications in their effects and apparent yields.

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

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LLNL has turned to AMD and Penguin Computing to upgrade a supercomputer to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The computer's name is... Corona. The 2018 system, named for the total solar eclipse of 2017, will nearly double in peak performance to 4.5 peak petaflops.

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Led by computational scientist Youngsoo Choi, the Data-Driven Physical Simulation reading group has been meeting biweekly since October 2019. The pandemic almost disbanded the group... until it turned into a virtual seminar series.

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COVID-19 HPC Consortium scientists and stakeholders met virtually to mark the consortium’s one-year anniversary, discussing the progress of research projects and the need to pursue a broader organization to mobilize supercomputing access for future crises.

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In recognition of March as International Women’s History Month, SC21 profiled six women doing trailblazing work, including LLNL's Hiranmayi Ranganathan.

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The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine consortium, of which LLNL is part, announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne, Brookhaven and Oak Ridge national labs are joining the consortium to further develop ATOM’s AI-driven drug discovery platform.

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Research conducted on the Quartz supercomputer highlights findings made by scientists that reveal a missing aspect of the physics of hotspots in TATB and other explosives.

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LLNL and IBM research on deep learning models to accurately diagnose diseases from x-ray images won the Best Paper award for Computer-Aided Diagnosis at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference.

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As part of the 50th anniversary of Virginia Tech’s computer science department, the university is featuring active and dynamic alumni—including LLNL computer scientist Ghaleb Abdulla.

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Our researchers will be well represented at the virtual SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21) on March 1–5. SIAM is the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics with an international community of more than 14,500 individual members.

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StarSapphire is a collection of scientific data mining projects focusing on the analysis of data from scientific simulations, observations, and experiments.

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A multi-institutional team including LLNL is using Summit, America’s fastest supercomputer, to understand how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering cancer.

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A machine learning model developed by a team of LLNL scientists to aid in COVID-19 drug discovery efforts is a finalist for the Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research.

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