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Computation’s groundbreaking research and development activities, innovative technologies, and world-class staff are often featured in various media outlets. For more information on computing at LLNL, please explore the resources below.



Tuesday, March 1, 2016
LLNL supercomputers power a LLNL-developed simulation for drug-membrane permeability that increases the development speed for nerve-agent treatments.
Source: LLNL News Article Read More
HPC4Mfg awards were announced at NERSC, a partner in the HPC4Mfg Program.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
LLNL and partners have announced 10 new industry projects to advance manufacturing using high-performance computing under the U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program.
Spack has been used to automate and streamline builds for the Livermore radiation hydrodynamics code ARES
Friday, February 19, 2016
The LLNL-developed Spack tool makes it easy for system administrators and developers build, install, and support different configurations of math and physics libraries and other software on the same HPC system.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
A new program aims to connect manufacturers with supercomputers and the expertise to use them. This program provides $3 million, initially, for 10 industry projects, the DOE announced Wednesday.
Source: Computerworld Article Read More
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), a coordinated federal strategy for HPC research, development, and deployment, is a bold, necessary step toward building next generation supercomputers.
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Livermore's Dona Crawford is shown in front of the Sequoia supercomputer
Friday, January 29, 2016
Dona Crawford, LLNL’s associate director for Computation, has announced her intention to retire in April from the Laboratory.
collage of 2015 Computation directorate events
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
LLNL’s Computation employees had a productive year, highlighted by external accolades, significant scientific accomplishments, and important contributions to national security.
A visualization of MFEM’s parallel high-order meshes and solutions produced by GLVis.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
MFEM, an open-source, lightweight, general, and scalable C++ library for high-order 2D and 3D finite element methods, aims to provide application scientists with access to cutting-edge algorithms.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The full power of LLNL’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 SC15.
Source: LLNL News Article Read More
programmers take part in a big data tutorial at the hackathon
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
On November 12 and 13, staff members from nearly every division of the Computation Directorate turned out for the fall hackathon, held at the High Performance Computing Innovation Center on the Livermore Valley Open Campus.