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DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects

January 11, 2018

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) today announced the funding of $1.87 million for seven new industry projects under an ongoing initiative designed to utilize DOE’s high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise to advance U.S. manufacturing and clean-energy technologies

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DOE announces first awardees for new HPC4Materials for 'Severe Environments'

January 11, 2018

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) today announced the funding of $450,000 for the first two private-public partnerships under a brand-new initiative aimed at discovering, designing and scaling up production of novel materials for severe environments.

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Lab-led HPC for Manufacturing project wins 'Innovation Excellence' award at SC17

November 22, 2017

An HPC for Manufacturing project aimed at saving time and money for paper product manufacturers earned an HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the 2017 SuperComputing Conference (SC17 (link is external)) in Denver on Nov. 14.

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Siting the Sierra Supercomputer

November 20, 2017

Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where siting and installation for Sierra, the Lab’s next advanced technology high-performance supercomputer, is kicking into high gear.

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HPC Wire Award Winners Use LC Resources

November 17, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers won two HPCwire Editor’s Choice awards for their work in applying high-performance computing (HPC) to solve complex challenges. The awards were presented at SC17 in Denver.

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Sudden Changes at Ultra-High Pressure

October 31, 2017

Livermore physicist Jon Belof and a team of physicists, engineers, and computational scientists are subjecting matter to extreme conditions and simulating experiments with high-performance computers to study phase transitions at ultrahigh pressures.

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Exascale in motion on earthquake risks

October 12, 2017

Assessing large magnitude (greater than 6 on the Richter scale) earthquake hazards on a regional (up to 100 kilometers) scale takes big machines. To resolve the frequencies important to engineering analysis of the built environment (up to 10 Hz or higher), numerical simulations of earthquake motions must be done on today's most powerful computers.

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A quicker picker upper? Lab researchers eye papermaking improvements through HPC

October 4, 2017

Paper-making research, performed for an HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) project with the papermaking giant, Proctor and Gamble, resulted in the largest multi-scale model of paper products to date, simulating thousands of fibers in ParaDyn with resolution down to the micron scale.

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Transforming electrical grid resiliency with distributed energy resources

September 28, 2017

Normally, in a large-scale emergency, distributed energy resources (DERs) -- such as the energy produced by solar panels at customers' homes -- are shut off to protect the greater electrical grid. But a new project headed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) aims to utilize these resources for restoration and recovery operations, boosting the grid's ability to bounce back from a blackout or cascading outage, and potentially reducing customer reconnection time to a matter of hours.

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Metamaterials: Using Supercomputers to Mold Electromagnetics

July 24, 2017

Sandia researchers modeled the electromagnetics of complex systems on two DOE supercomputers that can solve tens of millions of problems in hours: Trinity (LANL) and Sequoia (LLNL). This research has led to impressive advances in metamaterials research that will boost the substances’ flexibility, efficiency, adaptability and other properties.

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DOE's HPC4Mfg seeks industry proposals to advance energy tech

June 12, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program, designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy efficient manufacturing, is seeking a new round of proposals from industry to compete for $3 million.

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Accelerating Simulation Software with Graphics Processing Units

May 8, 2017

To address the challenges of transitioning to the next generation of high performance computing (HPC), Livermore is bringing together designers of hardware, software, and applications to rethink and redesign their HPC elements and interactions for the exascale era (i.e., systems capable of a billion billion floating point operations per second or 1018 flops).

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Preparing for Sierra, LLNL's next state-of-the-art supercomputer

April 21, 2017

In late 2017, IBM will begin delivery of Sierra, the latest in a series of leading-edge Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program supercomputers. Delivering peak speeds of up to 150 petaflops (1015 floating-point operations per second), Sierra is projected to provide at least four to six times the performance of Sequoia, Livermore’s current flagship supercomputer. To run efficiently on Sierra, applications must be modified to achieve a level of task division and coordination well beyond what previous systems demanded.

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Computational innovation boosts manufacturing

January 16, 2017

The DOE's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program aims to advance clean-energy technologies, increase the efficiency of manufacturing processes, accelerate innovation, reduce the time it takes to bring new technologies to market, and improve the quality of products. The program unites the world-class high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise of Lawrence Livermore and other national laboratories with U.S. manufacturers to deliver solutions that could revolutionize the manufacturing industry.

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Two LLNL CTS-1 cluster systems named to TOP100 supercomputer list

December 12, 2016

Two Penguin Computing systems installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Quartz and Jade, were ranked 41st and 42nd on the TOP100 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. The announcement came during the SC16 supercomputing conference, held November 13–18, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The systems were procured under NNSA’s Tri-Laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program, or CTS-1, to bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

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