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LLNL and BridgeBio announce trials for supercomputing-discovered cancer drug

In a substantial milestone for supercomputing-aided drug design, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and BridgeBio Oncology Therapeutics (BridgeBio) today announced clinical trials have begun for a first-in-class medication that targets specific genetic mutations implicated in many types of cancer. The development of the new drug — BBO-8520 — is the result of…

DOE, LLNL take center stage at inaugural artificial-intelligence expo

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil and other LLNL staff joined Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary David Turk, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Jill Hruby, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Innovation Geraldine Richmond, DOE Director of the Office of Critical and Emerging Technologies Helena Fu, U.S…

Machine learning optimizes high-power laser experiments

Commercial fusion energy plants and advanced compact radiation sources may rely on high-intensity high-repetition rate lasers, capable of firing multiple times per second, but humans could be a limiting factor in reacting to changes at these shot rates. Applying advanced computing to this problem, a team of international scientists from Lawrence Livermore National…

Manufacturing optimized designs for high explosives

When materials are subjected to extreme environments, they face the risk of mixing together. This mixing may result in hydrodynamic instabilities, yielding undesirable side effects. Such instabilities present a grand challenge across multiple disciplines, especially in astrophysics, combustion and shaped charges — a device used to focus the energy of a detonating explosive…

LLNL’s El Capitan debuted on new Top500 list of world’s most powerful supercomputers

Three new systems currently or soon-to-be sited at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on Monday debuted on the latest Top500 list of most powerful supercomputers in the world, including the first portion of the exascale machine El Capitan. Unveiled at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, the June 2024 Top500 lists three systems with…

GUIDE team develops approach to redesign antibodies against viral pandemics

In a groundbreaking development for addressing future viral pandemics, a multi-institutional team involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers has successfully combined an artificial intelligence (AI)-backed platform with supercomputing to redesign and restore the effectiveness of antibodies whose ability to fight viruses has been compromised by…

University of California/LLNL joint workshop sparks crucial dialogue on AI safety

Representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, academia and industry convened recently at the University of California Livermore Collaboration Center (UCLCC) for a workshop aimed at aligning strategies for ensuring safe artificial intelligence (AI). The daylong event, attended by dozens of AI researchers, included keynote speeches by thought…

LLNL team accelerates multi-physics simulations with El Capitan predecessor systems

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have achieved a milestone in accelerating and adding features to complex multi-physics simulations run on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), a development that could advance high performance computing and engineering. As LLNL readies for El Capitan, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s first exascale…

HPC for Energy Innovation program launches Spring 2024 solicitation

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program today announced the launch of its latest funding opportunity, inviting companies to propose collaborations with the DOE’s national laboratories that utilize their supercomputing resources and expertise. The HPC4EI umbrella, which includes the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg…

WiDS Livermore conference attendees network, share research and absorb wisdom

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently hosted its 7th annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference for data scientists, industry professionals, recent graduates and others interested in the field. As an independent satellite of the global WiDS conference celebrating International Women’s Day, the Livermore hybrid event was held to highlight the work and…

LLNL’s Gamblin named to HPCwire’s 'People to Watch' list for 2024

The high performance computing (HPC) publication HPCwire has selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computer scientist Todd Gamblin as one of its “People to Watch” in HPC for 2024. A distinguished member of technical staff in Livermore Computing, Gamblin is best known in the HPC community for creating Spack, a popular open source HPC package management tool that…

HPC for Energy Innovation announces funding for new energy efficiency projects

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative today announced over $5 million in new funding for 13 industry partnerships, including a project led at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop more efficient optical cables. The awards, which stem from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s …

NNSA, LLNL officials break ground on critical Lab communications infrastructure upgrade

Officials with the National Nuclear Security Administration and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory broke ground Feb. 6 on the Digital Infrastructure Capability Expansion (DICE) project, a critical upgrade for LLNL’s networking and communications. A decade in the making, the 13,000 square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in June 2025. It will provide LLNL with…

LLNL’s new software licensing portal open for business

The Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) has launched a new software licensing portal to facilitate the adoption of the diverse proprietary software solutions developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers. The portal is another outlet from IPO to promote technology transfer through partnerships and licensing opportunities to the private sector…

Revolutionary tool speeds up GPU programs for scientific applications

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-led team has developed a method for optimizing application performance on largescale graphics processing unit (GPU) systems, providing a useful tool for developers running on GPU-based massively parallel and distributed machines. A recent paper, which features four LLNL co-authors, describes a mechanism called Record-Replay …

LLNL’s Woodward, Hill elected to key SIAM leadership positions

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announced the election of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computational mathematician Carol Woodward as its president-elect and LLNL computational scientist Judy Hill as a council member for the organization. SIAM is a renowned international community with more than 14,000 applied mathematicians,…

Record-setting SC23 builds mile-high momentum for exascale computing, AI, and the future of HPC

The crowds returned to SC, and with them came a renewed excitement for the future of high performance computing (HPC). A record number of attendees — more than 14,000 — experts, researchers, vendors and enthusiasts in the field of HPC descended on the Mile High City for the 2023 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis,…

LLNL’s Doerfert awarded IEEE Computer Society Early Career Researchers Award

The IEEE Computer Society on Nov. 16 presented Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)’s Johannes Doerfert with its IEEE-CS Technical Community on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing. Doerfert, a computer scientist in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at LLNL, was one of three…

New commodity supercomputing clusters deployed at NNSA labs claim Top500 spots

Three of the newest National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) commodity computing clusters recently deployed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) are among the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world, Top500 organizers announced Monday. Funded under the second Commodity Technology Systems contract (CTS-2…

Data Days brings Department of Energy labs together for discussions on data management and more

Data researchers, developers, data managers and program managers from the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Oct. 24-26 to discuss the latest in data management, sharing and accessibility at the 2023 DOE Data Days (D3) workshop. The three-day event, sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration…