Data Science in the News

A bird's-eye view of computing performance

Dec. 7, 2018- 
LLNL’s HPC center runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. HPC performance data is collected from many different sources within the facility and includes metrics on network utilization, rack temperature and humidity, power consumption, application runtimes, and message routing. Such information is essential for understanding how efficiently the facility operates. The analysis tool ScrubJay—named...

DOE machines dominate record-breaking SC18

Nov. 20, 2018- 
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and the 30th anniversary of the annual International Conference of High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18), held Nov. 11-16 in Dallas, did not disappoint. The conference, which broke records for attendees and exhibitors, saw LLNL once again make its presence felt on the world’s biggest HPC stage. For the first time in five...

New computing cluster coming to Livermore

Nov. 8, 2018- 
LLNL, in partnership with Penguin Computing, AMD and Mellanox Technologies, will accept delivery of Corona, a new unclassified high-performance computing (HPC) cluster that will provide unique capabilities for Lab researchers and industry partners to explore data science, machine learning and big data analytics. Read more at LLNL News.

DSI kicks off 'bull sessions' for data science enthusiasts

Oct. 18, 2018- 
In upholding its mission of centralizing data science activity at LLNL, the DSI launched an informal event series on July 25, 2018. The new “bull sessions” are intended to facilitate networking, brainstorming, and problem-solving among data scientists and engineers across the Lab. Dan Faissol, a member of DSI’s Data Science Council, states, “We hope these bull sessions will also serve as a...

Machine learning points toward new laser target designs

Oct. 8, 2018- 
When the Trinity supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory was first coming online, calls went out for research projects that would test—and potentially break—the new system. LLNL researchers answered the call, and their work with Trinity and machine learning could disrupt 40 years of assumptions about inertial confinement fusion (ICF). The project essentially turned Trinity—then a 8.1...

LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts in real time

Sept. 13, 2018- 
LLNL researchers have developed machine learning algorithms capable of processing the data obtained during metal 3D printing in real time and detecting within milliseconds whether a 3D part will be of satisfactory quality. Read more at LLNL News.

Data science workshop embraces multidisciplinary community

Aug. 28, 2018- 
Since launching in early 2018, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) Data Science Institute (DSI) has hit the ground running with a series of seminars, collaborative sessions, reading groups and other activities for the LLNL data science community. On August 7–8, 2018, the DSI hosted its inaugural offsite workshop, which was co-sponsored by the University of California (UC). Mo...

Researchers developing deep learning system to advance nuclear nonproliferation analysis

Aug. 21, 2018- 
Artificial neural networks are all around us, deeply embedded in routine functions on the internet. They help online merchants make personalized shopping recommendations, enable social media sites to recognize faces in photos and assist email programs in filtering out spam. Neural networks also have the potential to play a critical role in national security, helping nonproliferation analysts...

What is machine learning? (VIDEO)

July 5, 2018- 
Have you ever been unsure what people mean when they talk about 'machine learning'? What machines? And what are they learning? This video is for you! Watch on LLNL's YouTube channel.

Lab's Data Science Institute brings best minds in AI, machine learning under one umbrella

April 3, 2018- 
Launched earlier this year, the Data Science Institute (DSI) is an LLNL initiative designed to bring together myriad topics considered "data science" under one umbrella, establishing a centralized hub for education, discussion, collaboration and for building a workforce pipeline targeting soon-to-be college graduates. Read more at LLNL News.

New Data Science Institute supports explosive growth of data science

March 8, 2018- 
The Data Science Institute (DSI) is a new multidisciplinary entity supporting growth in this field both across Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs and among the external data science community. The DSI is designed to facilitate mission-driven data science through a cohesive vision, increased collaboration, and targeted outreach and recruiting. The DSI is led by Michael...

Laboratory looks to expand data science pipeline through internship program

July 3, 2017- 
This summer, college students from all over the country are at LLNL to be mentored by experts in machine learning, deep learning and big data analytics under the newly rechristened Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) program. Previously known as Data Heroes, the program has expanded to host 24 paid student interns this year, and for the first time, will welcome a guest lecturer, a statistics...