IBM unveils BlueGene/Q at SC11

Nov. 16, 2011- 
The BlueGene/Q supercomputing system that will be deployed at the Lab as Sequoia was officially unveiled by IBM in a brief ceremony at the start of SC11, the annual supercomputing conference. Kim Cupps, leader of the High Performance Computing (HPC) division, representing the Laboratory, paid tribute to the longstanding partnership with IBM and the computing breakthroughs that have...

Lab biophysicist invents improvement to Monte Carlo technique

Oct. 17, 2011- 
Jerome P. Nilmeier, a biophysicist working in computational biology, is willing to bet his new research will provide a breakthrough in the use of the Monte Carlo probability code in biological simulations. Working with Gavin E. Crooks at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, David D. L. Minh at Argonne, and John D. Chodera, from the University of California, Berkeley, Nilmeier has co-authored...

Greg Bronevetsky receives Presidential Early Career Award

Sept. 27, 2011- 
The White House announced Monday that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientist Greg Bronevetsky has been named a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for helping advance the state-of-the-art in high performance computing. The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, is the highest honor...

Training tomorrow's cyber security specialists

Aug. 16, 2011- 
"Cyber Defenders" may sound like a new super hero movie. But, in reality, Cyber Defenders denotes a unique summer student program that trains a new breed of computer security professionals. Now in its second year at LLNL, the Cyber Defenders program led by Computation's Celeste Matarazzo, a principal investigator in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing, has enrolled 21 computer...

Gates scholar selected to attend conference

Aug. 12, 2011- 
It's not every day a Lab intern gets to meet a famous billionaire and philanthropist.  But, Computation summer student TeAirra Brown recently did just that. Brown was one of five Gates Millennium Scholars  selected to attend a reception with scholar program and Microsoft founder Bill Gates following his presentation about jobs of the future at the National Urban League Conference in...

Lab delegation explores China's supercomputing power

Aug. 10, 2011- 
China's advances in building science and technology infrastructure, especially supercomputing, has been in the news lately. Last week, National Public Radio aired a piece documenting the country's achievements in supercomputing including its six-month reign as the home of the world's fastest supercomputer. As recently as 2001, China did not appear at all on the current Top500 list ...

De La Cruz encourages Latina students to take control of their future

Aug. 3, 2011- 
It's a long way from Chihuahua, Mexico, to Livermore, but for Yahel De La Cruz, it has been a rewarding journey -- and one worth sharing.De La Cruz, a software engineer at the Lab, discussed growing up in Mexico, coming to the United States and the challenges she faced and opportunities she found along the way, with a group of young Latina women at Las Positas College recently.The middle...

Miller touts Lab capabilities as resource for economy

July 28, 2011- 
Mechanisms to grow a healthier economy, whether for Livermore, the Tri-Valley and greater Bay Area, the state or nation, were discussed during a special Innovation Forum, as part of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce's Summer Luncheon series. Director George Miller served as one of the panelists, along with John Chen, chairman and CEO of Sybase, Inc.; S. Shariq Yosufzai, vice president of...

Laboratory signs agreement with China to develop clean energy technology

July 19, 2011- 
The Laboratory has signed an agreement with the Clean Energy Research Institute in China to conduct joint research and development of clean energy technologies. The Clean Energy Research Institute was formed by Huaneng Power International Inc., the largest power company in the world. Under the memorandum of understanding, the Laboratory will create a stronger relationship with Huaneng...

Sequoia earns top ranking on Green500

July 1, 2011- 
IBM's BlueGene/Q, which will be deployed at the Laboratory in 2012 as Sequoia, has earned the title of the world's most efficient supercomputer from the Green500. A prototype of the BlueGene/Q next-generation system was announced Thursday as No. 1 on the Green500 list.Energy efficiency, including performance per watt for the most computationally demanding workloads, has long been a goal of...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

June 30, 2011- 
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC).The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high performance computing to product design, development and manufacturing, data management and the...

High Performance Computing Innovation Center opened

June 30, 2011- 
The first facility in the Livermore Valley Open Campus was dedicated Thursday, in a ceremony hosted by Laboratory Deputy Director Tom Gioconda and attended by Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Jerry McNerney, Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena, San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson, Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, and other state and local officials. The High Performance Computing Innovation Center...

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the Lab

June 28, 2011- 
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Laboratory Tuesday afternoon for tours and briefings. After an overview, Newsom listened to presentations about the Industrial Partnerships Office, the Livermore Valley Open Campus, high performance computing, 21st century energy projects and educational outreach. He also toured the Terascale Simulation Facility and the National Ignition Facility.

LLNL scientists and engineers capture two awards for top industrial innovations

June 22, 2011- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured two awards for developing cutting-edge technologies with commercial potential. A team of LLNL computer scientists and a team of engineers have won awards from the trade journal R&D Magazine for developing advances among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2010. One of the teams worked with two universities...

Salari earns HPC Innovation Award

June 21, 2011- 
The Heavy Vehicle Aerodynamic Drag Project, led by Kambiz Salari at LLNL, has been awarded an HPC Innovation Excellence Award for its use of modeling and simulation to find practical ways to reduce aerodynamic drag and improve the fuel efficiency of the tractor trailers ubiquitous on America's highways. The International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the award Monday morning at the...

Laboratory scientists win three Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards

May 11, 2011- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have earned $7.5 million in funding through the Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Early career is defined as principal investigators (PIs) who are within 10 years of receiving a Ph.D. and are either untenured assistant professors on the tenure track, untenured...

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

April 26, 2011- 
Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth.This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned American communications satellite collided near the North Pole. The incident produced clouds of debris...

LLNL researchers find way to mitigate traumatic brain injury in study for Joint IED Defeat Organization

April 18, 2011- 
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have found that soldiers using military helmets one size larger and with thicker pads could reduce the severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from blunt and ballistic impacts. Their results came after a one-year study funded by the U.S. Army and the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to compare the effectiveness of various...

Hydrocarbons in the deep earth

April 14, 2011- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures. The thermodynamic and kinetic properties of hydrocarbons at high pressures and temperatures are important for understanding carbon reservoirs and fluxes in Earth. The work...

Lab joins HPC leaders in effort to address data storage challenges

Oct. 27, 2010- 
The Laboratory has joined forces with Cray, Data Direct Networks and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to form a non-profit corporation dedicated to addressing one of the great challenges facing High Performance Computing - data storage and management.Open Scalable File System, Inc. (OpenSFS) will focus on the development of high performance computing (HPC) storage software technology to help...