For immediate release: 06/24/2011 | NR-11-06-07

Media advisory: Dedication of interim High Performance Computing Innovation Center

Donald B Johnston, LLNL, (925) 423-4902,

WHAT: Dedication of Interim High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaborations that boost American industry's global competitiveness

WHO: Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Jerry McNerney, Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena, other representatives of local government, and Laboratory officials

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30 (please plan to arrive by noon)

WHERE: The open campus area on the east side of the Laboratory off of Greenville Road, just south of the East Gate entrance to LLNL, behind the UNCLE Credit Union

CONTACT: Don Johnston, (925) 423-4902

BACKGROUND: The High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) is a public/private collaboration facility that will make LLNL's unique supercomputing expertise available to industry in order to boost the nation's economic competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The recently completed modular building is LLNL's first in the open campus collaboration zone, a joint project with Sandia National Laboratory, California. The open campus is an area on the east side of the laboratories off of Greenville Road established to facilitate broad collaboration with industry, academia and other national labs.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides solutions to our nation's most important national security challenges through innovative science, engineering and technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.