LLNL’s presence in HPC shines bright at SC19

Dec. 4, 2019- 
The 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis— better known simply as SC19 — returned to Denver, and once again Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) made its presence known as a force in supercomputing. The conference, attended by nearly 14,000 people representing 118 countries, kicked off with all-day tutorials and workshops on...

LLNL wins 2019 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for El Capitan

Nov. 20, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), along with the Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories and Cray Inc., garnered HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for Top Supercomputing Achievement for 2019. The awards recognize the announcements earlier this year of the Department of Energy’s first three exascale-class machines: Aurora, Frontier and El Capitan. All three...

Upgrades coming to LLNL’s Corona computing cluster

Nov. 19, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is collaborating with Penguin Computing Inc. and graphics card manufacturer AMD to upgrade its unclassified computing cluster Corona to roughly double the amount of graphics processors (GPUs) the system previously had. The upgrade will provide significantly greater performance and bring additional capabilities in artificial intelligence and...

Penguin/Intel 'Magma' computing cluster coming to LLNL

Nov. 18, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is welcoming the newest addition to its already powerful supercomputing lineup, a commodity cluster system built by Penguin Computing Inc. that will perform vital calculations for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Penguin Computing, along with its partners Intel and CoolIT, announced it has shipped LLNL’s latest Linux-based...

New TOP500 List unveiled: Sierra stays No. 2 with six other LLNL supercomputers in top 100

Nov. 18, 2019- 
The latest TOP500 List of the world's most powerful computers was released today at the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) in Denver. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL's) IBM/NVIDIA Sierra supercomputer held steady at the No. 2 spot, one of seven Lab systems to crack the top 100, including a brand...

LLNL to receive DOE funding for new HPC4EI projects

Nov. 12, 2019- 
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the 12 projects awarded funding under the latest solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Program (HPC4EI), a public/private collaboration that seeks to leverage DOE’s high performance computing facilities at national labs for industry to improve energy efficiency and streamline manufacturing processes. The...

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...