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Training tomorrow's cyber security specialists

"Cyber Defenders" may sound like a new super hero movie. But, in reality, Cyber Defenders denotes a unique summer student program that trains a new breed of computer security professionals. Now in its second year at LLNL, the Cyber Defenders program led by Computation's Celeste Matarazzo, a principal investigator in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing, has enrolled…

Gates scholar selected to attend conference

It's not every day a Lab intern gets to meet a famous billionaire and philanthropist. But, Computation summer student TeAirra Brown recently did just that. Brown was one of five Gates Millennium Scholars selected to attend a reception with scholar program and Microsoft founder Bill Gates following his presentation about jobs of the future at the National Urban League…

Lab delegation explores China's supercomputing power

China's advances in building science and technology infrastructure, especially supercomputing, has been in the news lately. Last week, National Public Radio aired a piece documenting the country's achievements in supercomputing including its six-month reign as the home of the world's fastest supercomputer. As recently as 2001, China did not appear at all on the current…

De La Cruz encourages Latina students to take control of their future

It's a long way from Chihuahua, Mexico, to Livermore, but for Yahel De La Cruz, it has been a rewarding journey -- and one worth sharing.De La Cruz, a software engineer at the Lab, discussed growing up in Mexico, coming to the United States and the challenges she faced and opportunities she found along the way, with a group of young Latina women at Las Positas College…

Miller touts Lab capabilities as resource for economy

Mechanisms to grow a healthier economy, whether for Livermore, the Tri-Valley and greater Bay Area, the state or nation, were discussed during a special Innovation Forum, as part of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce's Summer Luncheon series. Director George Miller served as one of the panelists, along with John Chen, chairman and CEO of Sybase, Inc.; S. Shariq Yosufzai,…

Laboratory signs agreement with China to develop clean energy technology

The Laboratory has signed an agreement with the Clean Energy Research Institute in China to conduct joint research and development of clean energy technologies. The Clean Energy Research Institute was formed by Huaneng Power International Inc., the largest power company in the world. Under the memorandum of understanding, the Laboratory will create a stronger relationship…

Sequoia earns top ranking on Green500

IBM's BlueGene/Q, which will be deployed at the Laboratory in 2012 as Sequoia, has earned the title of the world's most efficient supercomputer from the Green500. A prototype of the BlueGene/Q next-generation system was announced Thursday as No. 1 on the Green500 list.Energy efficiency, including performance per watt for the most computationally demanding workloads, has…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC).The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high performance computing to product design, development and manufacturing, data…

High Performance Computing Innovation Center opened

The first facility in the Livermore Valley Open Campus was dedicated Thursday, in a ceremony hosted by Laboratory Deputy Director Tom Gioconda and attended by Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Jerry McNerney, Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena, San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson, Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, and other state and local officials. The High Performance Computing…

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the Lab

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Laboratory Tuesday afternoon for tours and briefings. After an overview, Newsom listened to presentations about the Industrial Partnerships Office, the Livermore Valley Open Campus, high performance computing, 21st century energy projects and educational outreach. He also toured the Terascale Simulation Facility and the National Ignition…

LLNL scientists and engineers capture two awards for top industrial innovations

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured two awards for developing cutting-edge technologies with commercial potential. A team of LLNL computer scientists and a team of engineers have won awards from the trade journal R&D Magazine for developing advances among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2010. One of the teams worked with two…

Salari earns HPC Innovation Award

The Heavy Vehicle Aerodynamic Drag Project, led by Kambiz Salari at LLNL, has been awarded an HPC Innovation Excellence Award for its use of modeling and simulation to find practical ways to reduce aerodynamic drag and improve the fuel efficiency of the tractor trailers ubiquitous on America's highways. The International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the award Monday…

Laboratory scientists win three Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have earned $7.5 million in funding through the Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Early career is defined as principal investigators (PIs) who are within 10 years of receiving a Ph.D. and are either untenured assistant professors on the tenure track,…

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth.This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned American communications satellite collided near the North Pole. The incident…

LLNL researchers find way to mitigate traumatic brain injury in study for Joint IED Defeat Organization

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have found that soldiers using military helmets one size larger and with thicker pads could reduce the severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from blunt and ballistic impacts. Their results came after a one-year study funded by the U.S. Army and the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to compare the…

Hydrocarbons in the deep earth

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures. The thermodynamic and kinetic properties of hydrocarbons at high pressures and temperatures are important for understanding carbon reservoirs and fluxes in…

Unclassified computing scales to new heights

Unclassified high performance computing at the Laboratory will scale new heights with the recent installation of Sierra, a Dell supercomputing system.Clocking in at a peak speed of 261 teraFLOP/s (trillion floating operation per second), Sierra will become the most powerful high performance computing (HPC) resource available for unclassified research at LLNL. The new…

Dona Crawford, Lab's computation leader, named to Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

Dona Crawford, the associate director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Computation Directorate, has been named to the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame as Outstanding Woman of the Year. Crawford will receive her award, along with eight other winners, on Saturday, March 26, during a special ceremony at the Oakland City Center.Crawford, who is receiving her…