Model for COVID-19 drug discovery a Gordon Bell finalist

Nov. 17, 2020- 
A machine learning model developed by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists to aid in COVID-19 drug discovery efforts is a finalist for the Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research. Using Sierra, the world’s third fastest supercomputer, LLNL scientists created a more accurate and efficient generative model to enable...

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...

LLNL team's code that improves molecular dynamic performance by orders of magnitude among Gordon Bell Prize finalists

Nov. 21, 2016- 
A Lawrence Livermore team’s  dramatically improved first-principles molecular dynamics code that promises to enable new computer simulation applications was one of the finalists for the 2016 Gordon Bell Prize. The team presented its ground breaking project at the 2016 supercomputing conference (SC16) held in Salt Lake City, Utah Nov. 12-18. "Modeling Dilute Solutions using First-Principles...

Energy Department to invest $16 million to accelerate computer design of materials

Aug. 16, 2016- 
The Department of Energy announced Tuesday that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through the use of supercomputers. Two four-year projects will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to design fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize applications in...

Lab researchers awarded time on top computers to advance science

Dec. 1, 2014- 
As part of the Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, eight Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have been awarded nearly 800 million core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science – Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q system located at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and Titan...

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's Saturday lectures explore computational modeling

Jan. 15, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 1 and runs through March 1. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program. The series will offer four lectures with a theme of computational modeling. Topics include exploring nature via computer simulation; fusion modeling; menacing microbes; and simulating the human heart on the world...

LLNL supercomputing recognized at SC13

Nov. 20, 2013- 
The Laboratory's green computing and industry outreach programs were recognized with awards from HPCWire Tuesday at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) in Denver, Colo. The Computation Directorate and Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program's effort to make the Lab's Hiigh Performance Computing (HPC) facilities as energy efficient as possible received a Reader's Choice Award, selected by...

IBM, Lawrence Livermore researchers form 'Deep Computing Solutions' collaboration to help boost U.S. industrial competitiveness

June 27, 2012- 
Researchers at IBM and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced that they are broadening their nearly 20-year collaboration in high performance computing (HPC) by joining forces to work with industrial partners to help boost their competitiveness in the global economy. Under a recently concluded agreement, IBM and LLNL have formed an HPC collaboration called Deep...

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 is at the center of global supercomputing competition

Nov. 18, 2010- 
The release of the new Top500 List of the world's most powerful supercomputers puts Lawrence Livermore and other DOE/NNSA national laboratories in the thick of a global high performance computing competition.The 36th edition of the Top500 List, the industry standard for high performance computing (HPC), was released Tuesday at Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) in New Orleans. The Top500 list appears...