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Optimizing Math Libraries to Prepare for Exascale Computing

January 2, 2020

This episode of Let’s Talk Exascale takes a brief look at the xSDK4ECP and hypre projects within the Software Technology research focus area of the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP).

read more about—Math Libraries for Exascale

Kathryn and Elsa at R&D100 awards

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Podcast: SCR Scalable Checkpoint/Restart Paves the Way for Exascale

December 8, 2019

In this Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, researchers involved with the Scalable Checkpoint/Restart (SCR) Framework describe how it will enable users of high-performance computing systems to roll with the rapid pace of change.

read more about SCR

Kathryn Mohror and fellow researcher in front of scientific poster

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Software Enables Use of Distributed In-System Storage and Parallel File System

December 5, 2019

A software product from the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) called UnifyFS can provide I/O performance portability for applications, enabling them to use distributed in-system storage and the parallel file system.

read more about UnifyFS

Spack session

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On the Spack Track

December 5, 2019

At the annual supercomputing conference, SC19 in Denver, Colorado, there were Spack events each day of the conference.

read more about Spack

DOE booth

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LLNL’s presence in HPC shines bright at SC19

December 4, 2019

The 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis— better known simply as SC19 — returned to Denver, and once again Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) made its presence known as a force in supercomputing.

read more about—LLNL's presence at SC19

Awards ceremony for Best Paper

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LLNL-led team awarded Best Paper at SC19 for modeling cancer-causing protein interactions

November 22, 2019

A panel of judges at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) on Thursday awarded a multi-institutional team led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computer scientists with the conference’s Best Paper award.

read more about—SC19 paper award winner

Bronis accepts HPCWire Award

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LLNL wins 2019 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for El Capitan

November 20, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), along with the Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories and Cray Inc., garnered HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for Top Supercomputing Achievement for 2019.

read more about—LLNL wins 2019 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for El Capitan

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Upgrades coming to LLNL’s Corona computing cluster

November 19, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is collaborating with Penguin Computing Inc. and graphics card manufacturer AMD to upgrade its unclassified computing cluster Corona to roughly double the amount of graphics processors (GPUs) the system previously had. The upgrade will provide significantly greater performance and bring additional capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning to the LLNL user community, according to Lab researchers.

read more about—Upgrades coming to LLNL’s Corona computing cluster

top500 announcement by Eric Strohmaier

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New TOP500 List unveiled: Sierra stays No. 2 and more

November 18, 2019

The latest TOP500 List of the world's most powerful computers was released today at the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) in Denver. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL's) IBM/NVIDIA Sierra supercomputer held steady at the No. 2 spot, one of seven Lab systems to crack the top 100, including a brand-new arrival.

read more about the 2019 Top500 list

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Penguin/Intel 'Magma' computing cluster coming to LLNL

November 18, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is welcoming the newest addition to its already powerful supercomputing lineup, a commodity cluster system built by Penguin Computing Inc. that will perform vital calculations for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

read more about—Penguin/Intel 'Magma' computing cluster coming to LLNL

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LLNL to receive DOE funding for new HPC4EI projects

November 12, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the 12 projects awarded funding under the latest solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Program (HPC4EI), a public/private collaboration that seeks to leverage DOE’s high performance computing facilities at national labs for industry to improve energy efficiency and streamline manufacturing processes.

read more about—LLNL to receive DOE funding for new HPC4EI projects

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Ramesh Pankajakshan: From Research Professor to Professional Researcher

September 11, 2019

Computational Scientist Ramesh Pankajakshan came to LLNL in 2016 directly from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. But unlike most recent hires from universities—students, grad students, or postdocs—Ramesh made a mid-career switch from research professor to professional researcher.

read more about—Ramesh Pankajakshan

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Video: Managing HPC Software Complexity with Spack

September 1, 2019

Spack is an open-source package manager for HPC. Its simple, templated Python DSL allows the same package to be built in many configurations, with different compilers, flags, dependencies, and dependency versions.

watch—Video: Managing HPC Software Complexity with Spack

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Energy Department, Weill Foundation Sign MOU to Advance AI for Biomedicine, Health Research

August 27, 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry (center) emphasized the importance of advancing high performance computing and artificial intelligence to take on a number of transformative science opportunities during a special round-table discussion held Monday at Lawrence Livermore.

read more about—Energy Department, Weill Foundation Sign MOU to Advance AI for Biomedicine, Health Research

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Will Exascale Computing Change Everything? Top Experts Weigh In

August 26, 2019

The world's fastest supercomputers will soon be left in the dust by so-called "exascale" machines. Built-in talked with three authorities about the futuristic, and future-impacting, technology, including LLNL's Lori Diachin.

read more about—Will Exascale Computing Change Everything? Top Experts Weigh In

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