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DOE HPC4Mfg Program seeks to fund new proposals to jumpstart energy technologies

LIVERMORE, Calif – A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing is now seeking a second round of proposals from industry to compete for approximately $3 million in new funding.The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program currently supports 15 projects partnering…

Shaving time to test antidotes for nerve agents

A simulation for drug-membrane permeability developed at LLNL increases the development speed for nerve-agent treatmentsImagine you wanted to know how much energy it took to bike up a mountain, but couldn’t finish the ride to the peak yourself. So, to get the total energy required, you and a team of friends strap energy meters to your bikes and ride the route in a relay,…

DOE funds 'HPC for manufacturing' projects

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and partners announce 10 new industry projects to advance manufacturing using high performance computing under a DOE programIndustry projects ranging from improved turbine blades for aircraft engines and reduced heat loss in electronics to waste reduction in paper manufacturing and improved fiberglass production are among the first to…

NASA features LLNL star-formation simulations

High performance computing (HPC) simulations exploring star formation by Lawrence Livermore astrophysicist Richard Klein were among select research highlights featured by NASA at the recent supercomputing conference in Austin, Texas.Klein’s "Simulating Star Formation: From Giant Molecular Clouds to Protostellar Clusters" presentation is now on NASA’s website.The origin of…

Sequoia supercomputer enables Gordon Bell Prize-winning simulation on Earth's mantle

The full power of Lawrence Llivermore’s Sequoia supercomputer played a key role in the Earth mantle convection simulation by a University of Texas-led team that won the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize, announced at this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15).The team’s peak performance results were achieved on the full Sequoia system last summer, and the weak and strong scaling…

Tri-lab collaboration that will bring Sierra supercomputer to Lab recognized

The collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) that will bring the Sierra supercomputer to the Lab in 2018 has been recognized by HPCWire with an Editor’s Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration between Government and Industry.The award was received by Doug Wade, head of the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, in the DOE booth at…

LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2014.The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday in Las Vegas. With this year's results, the Laboratory has now captured a total of 155 R&D…

NNSA, national labs team with Nvidia to develop open-source Fortran compiler technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its three national labs today announced they have reached an agreement with NVIDIA’s PGI® software to create an open-source Fortran compiler designed for integration with the widely used LLVM compiler infrastructure.LLVM is a collection of reusable compiler and tool chain technologies with…

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters

Supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will be retrofitted with liquid cooling systems under a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant to assess potential energy savings. Asetek, a leading provider of energy, efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers and HPC clusters, has received a $3.5 million grant from the CEC for retrofits at…

Event honors 20 years of Stockpile Stewardship

The proven success of the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) – which pushed the limits of modern science and engineering by requiring the transition from explosive nuclear weapons testing to what is effectively virtual nuclear testing – was celebrated Wednesday at a half-day public event hosted by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)…

Labs tap Silicon Valley to bolster computing

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the awarding of a subcontract to Penguin Computing — a leading developer of high-performance Linux cluster computing systems based in Silicon Valley — to bolster computing for stockpile stewardship at its three national security laboratories. Under the terms of…

New 'stealth dark matter' theory may explain mystery of the universe's missing mass

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have come up with a new theory that may identify why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based experiments.A group of national particle physicists known as the Lattice Strong Dynamics Collaboration, led by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team, has combined theoretical and computational physics…

Program puts HPC in hands of manufacturers

A new Department of Energy (DOE) initiative will allow industry to leverage the high performance computing (HPC) capabilities of Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories to advance clean energy manufacturing technologies. The new program was announced by David Danielson, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy …

LLNL joins Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to promote industry adoption of supercomputing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will combine decades of expertise to help American industry and businesses expand use of high performance computing (HPC) under a recently signed memorandum of understanding."It’s well recognized that HPC is key to accelerating technological innovation and to fueling a nation’s…

Computation welcomes 2015 summer scholars

Summer at the Laboratory is marked by long days, scorching weather and a seasonal infusion of talented students and faculty members. This year, Computation’s Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR) welcomed 165 summer scholars from 97 universities in 9 countries — the largest group yet. These scholars, selected from among 715 applicants, comprised four faculty…

LLNL mentors inaugural class of 'data heroes'

Data Heroes — able to leap stacks of data with a few lines of code — were in residence at Livermore this summer. With access to the Computation Directorate’s faster-than-a-speeding-bullet, more-powerful-than-a-locomotive high-performance computing systems, 20 interns came to Livermore to learn about and work on significant data science problems.Students in the inaugural…

Cyber Defenders 'boot camp' prepares students for mission-critical roles in wake of OPM breach

Against the backdrop of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach, the 2015 edition of the Laboratory’s Cyber Defenders internship offers an especially compelling introduction to cybersecurity for students who may soon serve on the front lines of cyberdefense.Now in its sixth year, the Cyber Defenders summer internship program was founded by Celeste Matarazzo in 2009…

Berni Alder: A pioneer of the times

Father of molecular dynamics to celebrate 90th birthday, 60th anniversary at the LaboratoryBerni Alder was born in Germany, but was a Swiss citizen. In 1932, his family moved to Zurich, just before Hitler came to power.In 1941, when he was 16 years old, he fled Switzerland right before the United States entered World War II and took a sealed train through occupied France…

Tri-Valley panelists discuss rise of computing

Software development is rapidly transforming computing technology to the benefit of society, but the scarcity of "computing talent in the pipeline" impacts the pace of progress, a panel of computing experts concluded Thursday at Casa Real in Pleasanton.The lunchtime discussion, under the title "Software — Partnerships Key to an Innovative Ecology," was part of the 7th…

Lawrence Livermore licenses tool to improve government computer network security

Government agencies, along with state and local governments, could receive a helping hand from a computer network security tool developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientists and engineers. The LLNL software-based technology, known as the Network Mapping System (NeMS), has been licensed to Cambridge Global Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-area…