June 20, 2022
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NNSA Administrator Hruby dedicates LLNL’s computing facility upgrade

Jeremy Thomas/LLNL

On June 15, Department of Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Jill Hruby dedicated two critical infrastructure projects at LLNL, part of a three-day visit to the Lab. Hruby attended ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Exascale Computing Facility Modernization (ECFM) project and LLNL’s new Emergency Operations Center, both of which provide essential upgrades to Lab capabilities. The projects finished ahead of schedule and under budget, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The $100 million ECFM—the Lab’s first line-item project in more than a decade—is a significant boost to the power and water-cooling capacity of the Lab’s Computing Center, preparing it to house exascale-class supercomputers that can perform more than one quintillion calculations per second. Read more at LLNL News.