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Leading a Revolution in Design

April 30, 2018

LLNL researchers are using HPC codes and systems to transform how engineers create complex parts with additive manufacturing technologies.

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New exascale system for earth simulation

April 23, 2018

After four years of development, the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) will be released to the broader scientific community this month.

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DOE announces request for proposal for LLNL's next-generation exascale supercomputer

April 9, 2018

DOE Secretary Rick Perry announces the release of a request for proposals for development of new exascale supercomputers, including LLNL's El Capitan.

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Machine learning models could save lives through personalized sepsis diagnostics

April 4, 2018

Machine learning models developed at LLNL in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente can more accurately characterize a patient's progression through the stages of sepsis.

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LLNL/U.K. officials ink agreement to collaborate on HPC research, ensure competitiveness

February 14, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the United Kingdom’s governing body for scientific research on Monday announced the signing of a new three-year agreement aimed at improving U.S. and U.K. industries through high performance computing, promoting research collaborations and boosting economic competitiveness in the two countries.

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DOE's HPC4Manufacturing program seeks industry proposals for energy advances

February 1, 2018

The Department of Energy (DOE (link is external)) on Feb. 1 announced up to $3 million will be available to U.S. manufacturers for public/private projects aimed at applying high performance computing to industry challenges for the advancement of energy innovation.

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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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