HPC News

Stephen Herbein is an SC student volunteer success story

Stephen Herbein Keeps His SC Conference Connection Thriving

May 28, 2019

LLNL computer scientist Stephen Herbein was a student volunteer during his first SC conference. Now he's on the planning committee.

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Kathryn Mohror Completes Tenure as S&TR Scientific Editor

May 7, 2019

In addition to her day job—researcher, group leader, contributor to the computer science community—Kathryn Mohror spent a year as scientific editor of LLNL’s science and technology magazine.

read more about—Kathryn Mohror's tenure at S&TR

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How Machine Learning Could Change Science

May 3, 2019

Fred Streitz explains LLNL's work to exploit the relationship between simulation and experiments to build predictive codes.

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Opening Supercomputing to All Agencies

April 29, 2019

Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry wrote last May that “the future is in supercomputers,” but until recently, only a handful of agencies have been able to tap into that kind of power. But times have changed, according to Ian Lee, open source lead at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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LLNL’s Virtual Beam Line ++ Now Available to Users

April 3, 2019

LLNL physicists designing new laser systems and modeling laser performance now have a powerful new tool in their hands with the Virtual Beam Line++ (VBL++) code.

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Multi-Lab Workshops Explore Advances in HPC Performance Portability and Productivity

March 26, 2019

LLNL looks forward to the Performance, Portability and Productivity meeting where attendees will share ideas and updates on performance portability across the DOE’s supercomputers.

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Multi-institutional meeting centers on making the ‘impossible’ possible in cancer research

March 25, 2019

Computer scientists, biomedical engineers, cancer biologists and bioinformaticians from eight Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, health-related government agencies and universities converged at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) March 6-7 to discuss ongoing efforts to advance cancer research through computation, identify existing challenges and brainstorm future multidisciplinary projects.

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Transforming the future: LLNL team explores electric grid modernization via HPC

January 24, 2019

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team has successfully deployed a widely used power distribution grid simulation software on a high-performance computing (HPC) system, demonstrating substantial speedups and taking a key step toward creating a commercial tool that utilities could use to modernize the grid.

read more about—HPC and the energy grid

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‘Unify’ Delivers Fast I/O Performance over Distributed Storage

November 26, 2018

LNL’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) and Livermore Computing divisions recently joined forces to tackle performance drag caused by input/output (I/O) workloads.

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Fred Streitz at SC

DOE Machines Dominate Record-Breaking SC18

November 20, 2018

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and the 30th anniversary of the annual International Conference of High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18), held Nov. 11-16 in Dallas, did not disappoint. The conference, which broke records for attendees and exhibitors, saw Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) once again make its presence felt on the world’s biggest HPC stage.

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Call for HPC for Energy Innovation proposals

November 14, 2018

The Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative has issued its first joint solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) and the High Performance Computing for Materials Program (HPC4Mtls).

The call for proposals seeks American companies interested in collaborating with DOE’s national laboratories on one-year projects to apply high-performance computing (HPC) modeling, simulation and data analysis to key challenges in U.S. manufacturing and material development.

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Sierra honored with Top Supercomputing Achievement from HPCwire

November 13, 2018

On November 13, 2018, the high performance computing publication HPCwire awarded Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) their Editors’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top Supercomputing Achievement of 2018, recognizing the launch of the world’s two fastest computing systems.

Representatives from LLNL and ORNL accepted the awards for Sierra and Summit at the 2018 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18) conference in Dallas, Texas.

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Corona: New Computing Cluster Coming to Livermore

November 12, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in partnership with Penguin Computing, AMD and Mellanox Technologies, will accept delivery of Corona, a new unclassified high-performance computing (HPC) cluster that will provide unique capabilities for Lab researchers and industry partners to explore data science, machine learning and big data analytics.

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Sierra reaches higher altitudes, takes No. 2 spot on list of world's fastest supercomputers

November 12, 2018

Sierra, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) newest supercomputer, rose to second place on the list of the world’s fastest computing systems, TOP500 List representatives announced November 12, 2018, at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis conference (SC18) in Dallas.

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Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA’s Sierra, world’s third fastest supercomputer

October 26, 2018

Sierra, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, will serve the National Nuclear Security Administration’s three nuclear security laboratories, providing high-fidelity simulations in support of NNSA’s core mission of ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. [VIDEO]

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