Redesign of Cardioid's heartbeat simulation brings code one step closer to clinical use

June 11, 2019- 
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers has successfully optimized a code that models the human heartbeat for next-generation, graphics processing unit (GPU)-based supercomputers, with an eye on developing it for virtual drug screening and modeling heart activity in clinical settings.     Cardioid, a suite merging mathematical solvers for electrophysiology,...

LLNL hosts DOE's 2019 Better Plants Technology Days to spur industry partnerships

April 15, 2019- 
Officials from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) joined representatives from more than two dozen private companies in visiting Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on April 9 for the 2019 Better Plants Technology Days. The annual event, hosted this year at LLNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is aimed at exposing partners...

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

March 22, 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...

DOE machines dominate record-breaking SC18

Nov. 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...

Call for HPC for Energy Innovation proposals

Nov. 14, 2018- 
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative today 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...

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

Oct. 26, 2018- 
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and its industry partners today officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system’s completion. Sierra will serve the NNSA’s three nuclear security laboratories, LLNL, Sandia National Laboratories and L...

Manufacturing program calls for proposals focused on challenges in steel, aluminum

Aug. 29, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has issued a special High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) call for proposals for projects aimed at addressing key challenges in U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturing. The solicitation officially opened on Aug. 23. Funding of up to $1.2 million will be made available from the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the Department of...

LLNL's Sierra is third fastest supercomputer

June 25, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) next-generation supercomputer, Sierra, is the third-fastest computing system in the world, according to the TOP500 list announced today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Expected to be fully operational this fall, Sierra will support the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) core mission of...

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

Feb. 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. Officials from LLNL, the National Nuclear...

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

Jan. 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. The projects are the first to receive funding under the HPC4Materials for Severe Environments (HPC4Mtls) program,...

DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects

Jan. 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. The projects mark the fourth round of awardees under the HPC4Manufacturing (...

Siting Sierra: Lawrence Livermore's newest and fastest supercomputer is taking shape

Nov. 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. Trucks began delivering racks and hardware over the summer for what will eventually be a 125-petaFLOPs (floating point operations per second)...

Lab leads new effort in materials development

Sept. 19, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will be part of a multi-lab effort to apply high-performance computing to U.S.-based industry’s discovery, design and development of materials for severe environments under a new initiative announced today by the Department of Energy (DOE). The High Performance Computing for Materials Program (HPC4Mtls) will connect industry with the world-class...

DOE's HPC for Manufacturing Program seeks industry proposals to advance energy tech

June 12, 2017- 
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 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. Since its inception, the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program...

HPC4Mfg project aims to reduce costs and time of manufacturing next-gen LED lights

June 8, 2017- 
Next-generation light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, similar to the lasers used in Blu-Ray players, can emit brighter, whiter light than conventional LEDs, but they’ve yet to replace them on a large scale because the gallium nitride (GaN) substrate they are built on is expensive and difficult to make. Through a project funded by the Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for...

LLNL team's code that improves molecular dynamic performance by orders of magnitude among Gordon Bell Prize finalists

Nov. 21, 2016- 
A Lawrence Livermore team’s  dramatically improved first-principles molecular dynamics code that promises to enable new computer simulation applications was one of the finalists for the 2016 Gordon Bell Prize. The team presented its ground breaking project at the 2016 supercomputing conference (SC16) held in Salt Lake City, Utah Nov. 12-18. "Modeling Dilute Solutions using First-Principles...

Lawrence Livermore tapped to lead 'co-design' center for exascale computing ecosystem

Nov. 11, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was one of four national labs selected today to lead a "co-design" center by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of a four-year, $48 million funding award. Each co-design center will receive $3 million annually. See the announcement. The ECP is responsible for the planning, execution and delivery of technologies...

National labs' researchers join effort to develop applications under Exascale Computing Project

Sept. 9, 2016- 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on Wednesday announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The awards, totaling $39.8 million, target...

RAND and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory combine high performance computing and public policy analysis for demonstration of water resource management

Aug. 25, 2016- 
Researchers from the RAND Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have joined forces to combine high-performance computing with innovative public policy analysis to improve planning for particularly complex issues such as such as water resource management.  Building on previous work conducted by RAND on the Colorado River Basin in 2012, RAND and the High Performance...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility

June 29, 2016- 
Officials from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and government representatives today dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8 million modular and sustainable facility provides the Laboratory flexibility to accommodate future advances in computer technology and meet a rapidly growing demand for...