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...

LLNL's Sierra is third fastest supercomputer

June 25, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) next-generation supercomputer, Sierra, is the third-fastest computing system in the world, according to the TOP500 list announced today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Expected to be fully operational this fall, Sierra will support the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) core mission of...

Siting Sierra: Lawrence Livermore's newest and fastest supercomputer is taking shape

Nov. 20, 2017- 
Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where siting and installation for Sierra, the Lab’s next advanced technology high-performance supercomputer, is kicking into high gear. Trucks began delivering racks and hardware over the summer for what will eventually be a 125-petaFLOPs (floating point operations per second)...

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...

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...