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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ....

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...

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...

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...