Posts tagged with "NNSA"


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...

NIF sets new laser energy record

July 10, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ) National Ignition Facility ( NIF ) laser system has set a new record, firing 2.15 megajoules (MJ) of energy to its target chamber -- a 15 percent improvement over NIF’s design specification of 1.8 MJ, and more than 10 percent higher than the...

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...

Lawrence Livermore geophysicist receives NNSA Administrator’s Gold Award

Jan. 20, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory geophysicist and a leader in the Global Security Principal Directorate Jay Zucca has received one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s ( NNSA ) top awards for his work in nonproliferation and nuclear security. Zucca, principal deputy for Global...
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National Ignition Facility tops 400 shots in FY16

Sept. 26, 2016 -  
LIVERMORE, California – On Sept. 18, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) performed its 400th experiment of fiscal year (FY) 2016, meeting the year's goal several weeks early. In comparison, the facility completed 356 experiments in FY15 and 191 experiments in FY14. NIF is on track to complete 415...

Nonproliferation research nets excellence medal

Aug. 24, 2015 -  
Anne Harrington, the National Nuclear Security Administration 's (NNSA) deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, recently presented the NNSA Excellence Medal to Leon Berzins for the successful Source Physics Experiment 4 Prime (SPE4) campaign at the Nevada National Security Site (...
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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...

Lab wins NNSA Sustainability Award

Dec. 8, 2014 -  
Green might be the color of a beautifully landscaped campus. But at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), gold is the color of success. Since embarking on an ambitious plan this year to conserve water across the board, the Lab saved more than 10 percent of the 240 million gallons of water...

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)...
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Proposals sought for next-generation supercomputing technologies

April 14, 2014 -  
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have issued a request for proposals to further develop "extreme scale" supercomputer technology. The latest request for proposals (RFP) is now available on the Web. Contracts will total...