New TOP500 List unveiled: Sierra stays No. 2 with six other LLNL supercomputers in top 100

Nov. 18, 2019- 
The latest TOP500 List of the world's most powerful computers was released today at the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) in Denver. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL's) IBM/NVIDIA Sierra supercomputer held steady at the No. 2 spot, one of seven Lab systems to crack the top 100, including a brand...

Call for HPC for Energy Innovation proposals

Nov. 14, 2018- 
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative today issued its first joint solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) and the High Performance Computing for Materials Program (HPC4Mtls). The call for proposals seeks American companies interested in collaborating with DOE’s national...

Sierra honored with Top Supercomputing Achievement from HPCwire

Nov. 13, 2018- 
The high performance computing publication HPCwire on Tuesday handed Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) their Editors’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top Supercomputing Achievement of 2018, recognizing the launch of the world’s two fastest computing systems. Representatives from LLNL and ORNL accepted the awards for Sierra and Summit at...

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer

Oct. 26, 2018- 
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and its industry partners today officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system’s completion. Sierra will serve the NNSA’s three nuclear security laboratories, LLNL, Sandia National Laboratories and L...

Lab leads new effort in materials development

Sept. 19, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will be part of a multi-lab effort to apply high-performance computing to U.S.-based industry’s discovery, design and development of materials for severe environments under a new initiative announced today by the Department of Energy (DOE). The High Performance Computing for Materials Program (HPC4Mtls) will connect industry with the world-class...

DOE HPC4Mfg Program funds 13 new projects to improve energy technologies through HPC

May 8, 2017- 
A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing is funding 13 new industry projects for a total of $3.9 million. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program unites the world-class computing resources and expertise of the national laboratories with U.S. manufacturers to teach them how to...

National labs' researchers join effort to develop applications under Exascale Computing Project

Sept. 9, 2016- 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on Wednesday announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The awards, totaling $39.8 million, target...

DOE HPC4Mfg Program seeks to fund new proposals to jumpstart energy technologies

March 17, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, Calif – A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing is now seeking a second round of proposals from industry to compete for approximately $3 million in new funding.The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program currently supports 15 projects partnering companies with DOE...

Sequoia supercomputer enables Gordon Bell Prize-winning simulation on Earth's mantle

Dec. 3, 2015- 
The full power of Lawrence Llivermore’s Sequoia supercomputer played a key role in the Earth mantle convection simulation by a University of Texas-led team that won the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize, announced at this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15).The team’s peak performance results were achieved on the full Sequoia system last summer, and the weak and strong scaling results figured...

Tri-Valley panelists discuss rise of computing

Aug. 4, 2015- 
Software development is rapidly transforming computing technology to the benefit of society, but the scarcity of "computing talent in the pipeline" impacts the pace of progress, a panel of computing experts concluded Thursday at Casa Real in Pleasanton.The lunchtime discussion, under the title "Software — Partnerships Key to an Innovative Ecology," was part of the 7th Annual Innovation Forum...

LLNL researchers garner two contracts for rocket propulsion, space launch vehicle work

March 16, 2015- 
Two recent contracts worth nearly $1.5 million have brought the Laboratory back into the rocket development business.The last Livermore designed and fabricated rocket vehicle, powered by an LLNL engine, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1994. It was conceived and designed by aerospace engineer John Whitehead and his team, which included collaborators from Aerojet, for the...

Edgar Leon named IEEE senior member

Jan. 29, 2015- 
Edgar Leon, a computer scientist in the Livermore Computing (LC) Division, has been elevated to the grade of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) senior member.Only 7 percent of IEEE's approximately 431,000 members hold this prestigious status, which reflects professional maturity and requires extensive experience and documented achievements. "I’m honored to be named a...

Energy and cost savings from LLNL data center consolidation earn DOE award

Jan. 20, 2015- 
The Laboratory effort to conserve energy and reduce costs by consolidating data centers at LLNL has received a Sustainability Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.The program, begun in 2011, using LLNL’s High Performance Computing Strategic Facility Plan as a guide, has so far shutdown 26 data centers, representing 26,000 square feet of space, resulting in annual savings of $305,000 in...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Lawrence Livermore tops Graph 500

Nov. 19, 2014- 
New Orleans, Louisiana. Nov. 18, 2014 -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists’ search for new ways to solve large complex national security problems led to the top ranking on Graph 500 and new techniques for solving large graph problems on small high performance computing (HPC) systems, all the way down to a single server."To fulfill our missions in national security and basic...

Next-generation supercomputer coming to Lab

Nov. 14, 2014- 
Livermore, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced a contract with IBM to deliver a next-generation supercomputer in 2017. The system, to be called Sierra, will serve the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program.Procurement of Sierra is part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored Collaboration...

Dona Crawford selected for California Council on Science and Technology

Feb. 18, 2014- 
Dona Crawford, associate director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected as a member of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST ). The council is an assembly of corporate CEOs, academics, scientists and scholars who are leaders in their respective fields. CCST members provide expert counsel on the science and technology issues facing...

LLNL signs agreement with maker of big data software

Nov. 15, 2013- 
The Laboratory will evaluate the topological data analysis software produced by Ayasdi for tackling big data problems under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed at LLNL Thursday.Ayasdi's Insight Discovery platform uses Topological Data Analysis (TDA) combined with an ensemble of machine learning techniques to enable data scientists, domain experts and business people to extract...

Lawrence Livermore, Intel, Cray produce big data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters

Nov. 4, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in partnership with Intel and Cray , today announced a unique high performance computing (HPC) cluster that will serve research scientists at all three institutions and provide a proving ground for new HPC and Big Data technologies and architectures."As the name implies, Catalyst aims to accelerate HPC simulation and big data innovation, as well as...

HPC's potential to transform bioscience explored at conference

Sept. 26, 2013- 
The latest generation of high performance computers has the potential to transform the biomedical field in ways unthinkable just a few years ago.That was the theme that emerged from the "Current Challenges in Computing 2013: Biomedical Research" conference, or CCubed, held earlier this month in Napa. Sponsored by IBM with support from the Laboratory, the meeting brought together thought...