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LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have garnered three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2016. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Thursday at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington, D.C. With this year’s results, the Laboratory has now…

ASML taps Lawrence Livermore to develop extreme EUV for chip manufacturing

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and ASML Holding NV (ASML) have successfully established plasma simulation capabilities to advance extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources toward the manufacturing of next-generation semiconductors. Under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), ASML is leveraging LLNL’s expertise in lasers…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Marisol Gamboa

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio Cervantes and Marisol Gamboa. ____________ Introducing: Marisol Gamboa At just…

How this Martian moon became the 'Death Star'

Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have shed some light on the enigmatic satellite. The dominant feature on the surface of Phobos (22-kilomters across) is Stickney crater (9-km across), a mega crater that spans…

Laboratory and Norwegian researchers collaborate to improve cancer screening

Laboratory computer scientists and Norwegian researchers are collaborating to apply high performance computing (HPC) to the analysis of medical data to improve screening for cervical cancer. The convergence of high performance computing, big data and life science is enabling the development of personalized medicine, says Ghaleb Abdulla, Livermore lead on the collaboration…

National labs' researchers join effort to develop applications under Exascale Computing Project

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on Wednesday announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The awards, totaling $39…

DOE's HPC for manufacturing seeks industry proposals to advance energy technology

LIVERMORE, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) High Performance Computing for Manufacturing program, designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy efficient manufacturing, is seeking a new round of proposals from industry to compete for $3 million. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing …

DOE HPC4Mfg Program funds 13 new projects to jumpstart clean energy technologies

A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing has funded 13 new industry projects for a total of $3.8 million. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program creates an ecosystem that allows experts at DOE’s national laboratories to work directly with manufacturing…

RAND and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory combine high performance computing and public policy analysis for demonstration of water resource management

Researchers from the RAND Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have joined forces to combine high-performance computing with innovative public policy analysis to improve planning for particularly complex issues such as such as water resource management. Building on previous work conducted by RAND on the Colorado River Basin in 2012, RAND and the…

Energy Department to invest $16 million to accelerate computer design of materials

The Department of Energy announced Tuesday that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through the use of supercomputers. Two four-year projects will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to design fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize…

'Monarch of the Hill' crowns three days of challenges for aspiring cyber defenders

Students in the Cyber Defenders class of 2016 put the breadth of what they’ve learned to the test in what is now called the "Monarch of the Hill" team competition, an intensive three days of real-worldcyber security challenges. "The competition allows students to apply what they’ve learned in classes, seminars and workshops," said Celeste Matarazzo of Computation’s Center…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist named Howes Scholar

Lawrence Fellow Aurora Pribram-Jones is one of two recipients of the Howes Scholar award presented by the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) Program at its annual program review. The award, presented Tuesday (July 26), was established to honor Fredrick Anthony Howes, who managed the DOE Applied Mathematical Science Program during the…

Livermore, Berkeley labs lead project to increase power grid cybersecurity

Cybersecurity experts Jamie Van Randwyk of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are leading a new program to develop new data analysis methods to better protect the nation’s power grid. The project, "Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics," is part of a $220 million, three-year…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility

Officials from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and government representatives today dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8 million modular and sustainable facility provides the Laboratory flexibility to accommodate future advances in computer technology and meet a rapidly…

List of top supercomputers dominated by China

DOE laboratories, including LLNL, home to four of the top 10 most powerful supercomputers The latest Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers is dominated by China. The new edition of the list was released Monday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC16) in Frankfurt, Germany. China now has the two top-ranked systems on the list and, for the…

Undergrad collaborations prime hiring pipeline

Opportunities for students to garner experience from leaders in their fields are few and far between, but Brigham Young University (BYU) and Lawrence Livermore have created one such collaboration.Through a program established this year with the help of Livermore’s Benjy Grover, computer science students in BYU’s undergraduate big data science capstone course connect with…

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet two computer scientists

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are spotlighting a few employees of Asian heritage, focusing on educational background, work at the Lab and volunteer efforts. This profile features two computer scientists…

Fourth annual Job Shadow Day sheds light on breadth of LLNL IT activities for local students

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 78 students and teachers Wednesday for the fourth annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day. Students and teachers from Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Granada, Livermore, Livermore Charter School, Mountain House, Tracy and St. Mary’s in…

Lawrence Livermore and IBM collaborate to build new brain-inspired supercomputer

Chip-architecture breakthrough accelerates path to exascale computing; helps computers tackle complex, cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition sensory processing LIVERMORE, Calif. and ARMONK, N. Y. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced it will receive a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning developed by IBM…

National Academies tap LLNL scientist for panel

A Lab bioinformatics scientist has been selected to serve on a U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel that will study microbiomes in "built environments."Jonathan Allen, a researcher in Lawrence Livermore's Global Security Program, has been chosen to be part of the 15-member committee that will study microbiomes, or microbial communities of…