In support of Livermore’s research, the Laboratory operates a major computing center, Livermore Computing (LC), one of the most prominent and consistently successful computer centers in the world. Among its many computational assets, LC is home to some of the most powerful computers, several of which are capable of petascale computing (1015 floating point operations per second). These computers use tens of thousands of cores (central and graphics processing units) running at the same time—known as parallel processing.
The Laboratory is participating in a White House initiative to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing (HPC) resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus. For example, LLNL's Corona supercomputing cluster, which will be used by COVID-19 researchers, is undergoing upgrades to nearly double the system’s peak compute power.
Researchers are invited to submit COVID-19 related research proposals to the consortium via the online portal, which will then be reviewed and matched with computing resources from one of the partner institutions. An expert panel of top scientists and computing researchers will coordinate with proposers to quickly assess the public health benefit of the work and coordinate the allocation of the group’s powerful computing assets.
- Accelerated publication - Quantitative form and fit of N95 filtering facepiece respirators are retained and coronavirus surrogate is inactivated after heat treatments
- Accelerated publication - Rapid in silico design of antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 using machine learning and supercomputing
- June 25, 2020 - Lab technologies help fight COVID-19
- June 9, 2020 - Lab, BMI produce FDA-approved emergency ventilator
- June 8, 2020 - Multi-lab research to improve COVID-19 diagnostics
- May 29, 2020 - Lab team studies calibrated AI and deep learning models to more reliably diagnose and treat disease
- May 21, 2020 - Lab provides assistance in national swab shortage
- May 19, 2020 - COVID-19 research goes public through new portal
- May 14, 2020 - Deactivating coronavirus on N95 respirators for reuse
- May 1, 2020 - LLNL’s new machine learning platform generates novel COVID-19 antibody sequences for experimental testing
- April 29, 2020 - LLNL develops ‘stopgap’ ventilator for COVID-19 use
- April 21, 2020 - Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research
- March 26, 2020 - New partnership to unleash U.S. supercomputing resources in the fight against COVID-19
- March 26, 2020 - Lab antibody, anti-viral research aids COVID-19 response
- February 3, 2020 - Lawrence Livermore researchers release 3D protein structure predictions for the novel coronavirus
- May 5, 2020 - Advanced manufacturing innovation helps industry in COVID-19 fight
- May 5, 2020 - 3-D printed COVID-19 test swabs pass their own tests
- May 4, 2020 - Swab Shortage: FATHOM & Abiogenix Bridge the Gap with 3D Printed NP Swabs
- April 14, 2020 - LLNL’s Jim Brase explains how DOE labs are fighting (and coping with) COVID-19
- February 5, 2020 - Coronavirus: Lawrence Livermore Lab researchers examine virus in hopes of blocking, treating it
For more information about the U.S. government's response to COVID-19, see coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus. For the latest public health and safety information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, see cdc.gov/coronavirus.