Skywing: Open-source software aids collaborative autonomy applications

Jan. 25, 2023- 
A new software developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and known as Skywing, provides domain scientists working to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure with a high-reliability, real-time software platform for collaborative autonomy applications. The U.S. modern critical infrastructure — from the electrical grid that sends power to homes to the pipelines that...

LLNL, University of California initiative fosters academic partnership

Jan. 19, 2023- 
A new joint initiative between the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate and the University of California (UC) is aimed at developing next generation academic leadership with strong and enduring national laboratory connections.  The LLNL Early Career UC Faculty Initiative is accepting proposals from untenured, tenure-track...

LLNL’s de Supinski named 2022 ACM fellow

Jan. 18, 2023- 
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Chief Technology Officer for Livermore Computing (LC) Bronis R. de Supinski as a 2022 ACM fellow, recognizing him for his contributions to the design of large-scale systems and their programming systems and software. The prestigious ACM fellows program honors the top 1% of ACM members for their...

LLNL staff returns to Texas-sized Supercomputing Conference

Nov. 23, 2022- 
The 2022 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC22) returned to Dallas as a large contingent of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) staff participated in sessions, panels, paper presentations and workshops centered around high performance computing (HPC). The world’s largest conference of its kind celebrated its highest in...

LLNL researchers win HPCwire award for applying cognitive simulation to inertial confinement fusion

Nov. 17, 2022- 
The high performance computing publication HPCwire announced Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as the winner of its Editor’s Choice award for Best Use of HPC in Energy for applying cognitive simulation (CogSim) methods to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. The award was presented Tuesday at the largest supercomputing conference in the world: the 2022 International...

LLNL physicist probes causes of life-shortening 'dwell fatigue' in titanium

Nov. 11, 2022- 
"Dwell fatigue" is a phenomenon that can occur in titanium alloys when held under stress, such as a jet engine's fan disc during takeoff. This peculiar failure mode can initiate microscopic cracks that drastically reduce a component's lifetime.   The most widely used titanium alloy, Ti-6Al-4V, was not believed to exhibit dwell fatigue before the 2017 Air France Flight 066 incident, in...

LLNL’s SUNDIALS team wins prestigious SIAM/ACM Prize

Nov. 7, 2022- 
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced that they have awarded the 2023 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering to the team behind the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-developed SUNDIALS software suite. The prestigious award is handed out every two years and recognizes outstanding...

HPC4EnergyInnovation initiative opens fall 2022 solicitation

Nov. 4, 2022- 
The High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative has opened its fall 2022 solicitation cycle to industry partners interested in collaborating with the Department of Energy (DOE) to address key energy and decarbonization-related challenges. The sponsors of this solicitation are the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls) programs, pillars of HPC4EI...

Two LLNL-led papers win Test of Time awards at 2022 IEEE VIS conference

Oct. 31, 2022- 
Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-led teams received SciVis Test of Time awards at the 2022 IEEE VIS conference on Oct. 18, for papers that have achieved lasting relevancy in the field of scientific visualization. Published in 2008, an LLNL-led paper that — for the first time — allowed Digital Morse Theory to be applied to large scale and three-dimensional data, won the 14-year...

Project co-led at LLNL looks to improve visualization of largescale datasets

Oct. 27, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are starting work on a three-year project aimed at improving methods for visual analysis of large heterogeneous data sets as part of a recent Department of Energy funding opportunity. The joint project, titled “Neural Field Processing for Visual Analysis,” will be led at LLNL by co-principal investigator (PI) Andrew Gillette. Gillette is...

LLNL scientists eagerly anticipate El Capitan’s potential impact

Oct. 18, 2022- 
While Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is eagerly awaiting the arrival of its first exascale-class supercomputer, El Capitan, physicists and computer scientists running scientific applications on testbeds for the machine are getting a taste of what to expect. “I'm not exactly sure we’ve wrapped our head around exactly about how much compute power [El Capitan] is going to have...

DOE funds LLNL project to improve differentiation of extreme-scale science applications

Oct. 10, 2022- 
A high performance computing (HPC) project led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers was one of 22 recently awarded funding by the Department of Energy (DOE) under the 2022 “Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science” (EXPRESS) program. LLNL computational mathematician Tzanio Kolev will serve as principal investigator on the project, which includes LLNL researchers...

The people of stockpile stewardship are the key to LLNL’s success

Sept. 28, 2022- 
The last nuclear test, code-named Divider, took place 30 years ago, on Sept. 23, 1992. That year, President Bush declared a temporary moratorium on nuclear testing, which became permanent during the Clinton administration. This ending of the era of nuclear testing was also the beginning of stockpile stewardship. Leaders from the Department of Energy (DOE), and Lawrence Livermore, Los...

Scientific discovery for stockpile stewardship

Sept. 27, 2022- 
Scientific discovery during the Stockpile Stewardship Program maintains confidence in the nuclear deterrent without testing, brings other benefits The last nuclear test, code-named Divider, took place 30 years ago, on September 23, 1992. That year, President Bush declared a temporary moratorium on nuclear testing, which became permanent during the Clinton administration. This...

Developing technology to keep the nuclear stockpile safe, secure and reliable

Sept. 26, 2022- 
The last nuclear test, code-named Divider, took place 30 years ago, on Sept. 23, 1992. That year, President Bush declared a temporary moratorium on nuclear testing, which became permanent in 1995, during the Clinton administration. This ending of the era of nuclear testing coincided with a Presidential announcement of the beginning of stockpile stewardship. As the decision to...

LLNL-led paper reveals spacecraft geometry effects on impact simulations for NASA’s DART Mission

Sept. 20, 2022- 
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will crash into asteroid Dimorphos on Sept. 26, executing the first asteroid deflection test that has been years in the planning. Dimorphos, at 150 meters across, is the “moonlet” of a binary asteroid system, orbiting the larger companion asteroid, Didymos (800 meters). The momentum of the ~600 kg spacecraft, traveling at ~6 km...

Livermore researchers collect three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions

Sept. 7, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have garnered three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide. The trade journal R&D World Magazine recently announced the winners of the awards, often called the “Oscars of invention,” recognizing new commercial products, technologies and materials that are available for sale or license for their...

Manufacturing Day webinar to highlight HPC’s impact on climate change, energy efficiency

Aug. 29, 2022- 
The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative will hold a special webinar on Oct. 7 to celebrate Manufacturing Day and provide a forum for industry experts and Department of Energy (DOE) scientists to discuss how HPC can help combat climate change and improve energy efficiency. The virtual event begins at 8 a.m. PDT and brings together panelists and speakers from...

LLNL and Case Western Reserve University to continue collaboration

Aug. 17, 2022- 
The leaders of Case Western Reserve University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate their efforts in shared areas of excellence. After three years of growing institutional collaboration in such areas as energy, materials science and polymer processing, Case Western Reserve President Eric W. Kaler welcomed Lawrence...

LLNL team claims top AI award at international symbolic regression competition

Aug. 16, 2022- 
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team claimed a top prize at an inaugural international symbolic regression competition for an artificial intelligence (AI) framework they developed capable of explaining and interpreting real-life COVID-19 data. Hosted by the open source SRBench project at the 2022 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), the competition...