Lab plays key role in Richard Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

Feb. 27, 2013- 
With strong support from Lawrence Livermore, the 2013 edition of the Richard Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference concluded the largest and most diverse meeting of its 12-year history in Washington, D.C. Over the last dozen years, the conference has served as a catalyst for bringing researchers and professionals from populations underrepresented in the computing profession into the...

HPCwire selects Dona Crawford as one of its 'People to Watch' in 2013

Jan. 29, 2013- 
HPCwire, a leading news and information portal for the HPC technologies, has named Computation Associate Director Dona Crawford as one of its "People to Watch" in 2013. The annual list "pays tribute to an exemplary group of the best and brightest minds of HPC, whose hard work, dedication and contributions we believe reach beyond the spectrum of high performance computing and will...

Lawrence Livermore scientist to discuss how simulation of human heart on supercomputer could improve healthcare

Nov. 28, 2012- 
WHAT: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will present its groundbreaking supercomputer simulation capability to realistically and rapidly model a beating human heart to better understand fatal disease. Developed in collaboration with IBM on one of the world's fastest supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore, such powerful simulations could have considerable impact on the healthcare industry...

The rapid evolution of supercomputing displayed at SC12

Nov. 16, 2012- 
If the annual supercomputing (SC) conference proves anything, it is that high performance computing technology changes with stunning speed. But then, the purpose of SC is to galvanize the forces that bring about that change. SC12, held in Salt Lake City, was no exception. Sequoia, the 16.3 petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second) IBM BlueGene/Q system at LLNL...

Bug repellent for supercomputers proves effective

Nov. 14, 2012- 
Livermore, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used the Stack Trace Analysis Tool (STAT), a highly scalable, lightweight tool to debug a program running more than one million MPI processes on the IBM Blue Gene/Q (BGQ)-based Sequoia supercomputer.The debugging tool is a significant milestone in LLNL's multi-year collaboration with the University of...

Early science runs prepare Lawrence Livermore National Lab's Sequoia for national security missions

Nov. 9, 2012- 
Sequoia, a world-class IBM BlueGene/Q computer sited at LLNL for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), is exploring a broad range of science to shakeout the machine and fully develop the capabilities the system will require to fulfill its national security missions, starting early next year. Researchers from NNSA's three nuclear weapons laboratories are testing Sequoia's power...

Energy companies see bright future for high performance computing collaborations with the Lab

Nov. 7, 2012- 
Whether it is designing a cleaner more efficient combustion engine, analyzing energy use in buildings or improving oil and gas drilling methods, energy companies agree that Lab supercomputers and expertise are showing them ways to "think differently" and accelerate the development of new products and services. "When you have computing capabilities you didn't have before, you think...

Sequoia earns Popular Mechanics award

Oct. 15, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Sequoia supercomputer has received a 2012 Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Sequoia, an IBM BlueGene/Q machine, is ranked No. 1 on the industry-standard TOP500 list of the world's fastest high performance computing systems. Bruce Goodwin, principal associate director for Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), Michel McCoy, head...

Sequoia supercomputer earns Popular Mechanics 2012 Breakthrough Award

Oct. 5, 2012- 
The Laboratory's Sequoia supercomputer has been selected for a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Sequoia, an IBM BlueGene/Q machine, is ranked No. 1 on the industry-standard TOP500 list of the world's fastest high performance computing systems. Bruce Goodwin, principal associate director for Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), Michel McCoy, head of LLNL's Advanced...

A drive to solve problems in all aspects of life earns Banks a presidential early career award

Aug. 6, 2012- 
Whether the challenge is academic or athletic, Laboratory computational scientist Jeff Banks has always set the bar high. In the end, hurtling down a runway to pole vault to a new height and grappling with a complex computational problem to take simulation to a new level tap the same inner drive. Banks, a pole vaulter in college, notes that technical people are often attracted by the...

Department of Energy awards $62 million in contracts to accelerate development of 'extreme scale' supercomputers

Aug. 6, 2012- 
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Under an initiative called FastForward, the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have awarded $62 million in research and development (R&D) contracts to five leading companies in high performance computing to accelerate the development of next-generation supercomputers vital to national defense, scientific...

Lab hosts workshop with research universities to address energy challenges

Aug. 2, 2012- 
To lay the foundation for stronger collaborations to address national energy problems, the Laboratory recently invited researchers from leading universities to exchange ideas and mathematical approaches for leveraging high performance computing, and to identify areas for cooperative research. "This exchange of ideas is a great opportunity to build on existing collaborations in...

i-GATE students shine at HPCIC

July 13, 2012- 
Three University of Oklahoma (OU) students who took part in this year's Innovation for Green Advanced Transportation Excellence (i-GATE) Fellowship Program, presented the results of their five-week research project on the potential commercialization of a Lab clean combustion engine technology at a Tuesday symposium. The presentation was made in the Livermore Valley Open Campus' High...

Lab to collaborate with NASA Ames Research Center

June 29, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC) in Mountain View, Calif., have agreed to collaborate by sharing technology and resources on technical areas of national interest, including space missions, energy and advanced computing. LLNL director Parney Albright and ARC director Pete Worden signed the agreement Thursday in Livermore, and were briefed...

IBM, Lawrence Livermore researchers form 'Deep Computing Solutions' collaboration to help boost U.S. industrial competitiveness

June 27, 2012- 
Researchers at IBM and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced that they are broadening their nearly 20-year collaboration in high performance computing (HPC) by joining forces to work with industrial partners to help boost their competitiveness in the global economy. Under a recently concluded agreement, IBM and LLNL have formed an HPC collaboration called Deep...

NNSA's Sequoia supercomputer ranked as world's fastest

June 18, 2012- 
Supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab passes 16 petaflopsWASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that a supercomputer called Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was ranked the world's most powerful computing system.Clocking in at 16.32 sustained petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second), Sequoia...

Sequoia is ranked the world's fastest supercomputer

June 18, 2012- 
The Lab's Sequoia supercomputer is the world's fastest high performance computing system on the international ranking announced earlier today at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Hamburg, Germany. Clocking in at 16.32 sustained petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second), Sequoia earned the number one ranking on the industry standard Top500 list...

Lawrence Livermore teams with industry to advance energy technologies using high performance computing

March 19, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced the selection of six industry projects for the advancement of energy technologies using high performance computing (HPC). Called the "hpc4energy incubator," this pilot program aims to innovate and accelerate the development of energy technology and boost U.S. economic competitiveness in the global marketplace...

Lab co-sponsors North Dakota energy technology symposium

March 5, 2012- 
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, the Lab's deputy director for Science and Technology, discussed Monday how high performance computer modeling and simulation can accelerate the development of clean energy technologies in a keynote address at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. The Laboratory was a co-sponsor of the "North Dakota Energy Symposium: Using Technology to Enhance Clean...

New LLNL supercomputer tops Graph 500 benchmark for data-intensive computing

Nov. 17, 2011- 
The Blue Gene/Q Prototype II, now located at the IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in New York and soon to be delivered to LLNL as the new Sequoia supercomputer for the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program, won first place on the annual Graph 500 list.Blue Gene/Q was able to traverse more than 254 billion graph edges per second (TEPS), more than two and a half times more edges per...