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TFinity Spectra Tape Library

Upgraded Data Archives Position Lab for Exascale Era

January 30, 2020

LLNL is now home to the world’s largest Spectra TFinity system, following a complete replacement of the tape library hardware that supports Livermore’s data archives.

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Ulrike Meier Yang being interviewed

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).

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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.

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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.

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Kathryn and Elsa at R&D100 awards

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.

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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.

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Awards ceremony for Best Paper

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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Video: HPC at CASC

July 30, 2019

In this video, researchers describes activities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC). Director Jeffrey Hittinger and Teresa Bailey discuss how CASC uses high-performance computing for research in the interest of national security.

watch—Video: HPC at CASC

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

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

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.

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CANDLE Illuminates New Pathways in Fight Against Cancer

August 14, 2019

As part of the Department of Energy’s role in the fight against cancer, scientists are building tools that use supercomputers to solve problems in entirely new ways. Deep learning puts artificial intelligence (AI) to use to discover the complex, often unexpected, correlations hiding within big data. 

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DOE/NNSA, Lab Announce Partnership with Cray to Develop NNSA’s First Exascale Supercomputer

August 13, 2019

The Department of Energy(DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.”

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DOE Office of Science honors two Lab scientists

August 1, 2019

Jingke Xu and Kathryn Mohror are among the 73 scientists nationwide who were selected for the recognition. Under the program, typical awards for DOE national laboratory staff are $500,000 per year for five years.

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Cooling exascale at LLNL

July 16, 2019

During a panel on different cooling solutions, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory systems engineer Chris DePrater detailed the lab's plans for the B453 Simulation Facility, used to run nuclear weapons simulations as part of the NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship program.

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