Sustaining U.S. scientific leadership, security, and prosperity
At LLNL, our mission is to anticipate the needs of the country. As the world’s technological capabilities evolve at an increasingly rapid pace, so do threats to the United States, particularly in the areas of energy and climate, environmental security, domestic and international security (including network and cyber security), nuclear security and counterterrorism, and space situational awareness. A national laboratory has the depth and breadth of talent to confront these complex challenges. In addition, solving the technical aspects of these problems requires the ability to quickly transform research into usable application software. A large, dynamic, and experienced organization such as Computation can rapidly deliver results, from first concept to hardened software product.
Building on a legacy of pioneering scientific computing, Computation aims to demonstrate how modeling, simulation, and analysis, enabled by high performance computing (HPC), can drive scientific and technological innovation and foster U.S. economic competitiveness. We know that by pooling our talents and exchanging ideas with our partners we can accomplish even more. Working with our partners at other national laboratories and various government agencies, we continue to push the boundaries of scientific and technological progress across a number of domains involving computer hardware, software, models, algorithms, technologies, and applications.
LLNL’s Computation organization is looking to build new relationships that will drive technology advancement, speed development of new applications, and help the U.S. maintain its global science and technology leadership and the economic advantage that comes with it. Translating basic science concepts into new technologies or scientific solutions that address real-world problems is what we do best.
CCSI2: Several Computation experts are currently engaged with other national laboratories, industry, and academic institutions in the Carbon Capture Simulation for Industry Impact. This partnership helps the private energy sector use state-of-the-art computational modeling and simulation tools to speed the commercialization of carbon capture technologies and shepherd them from discovery through widespread deployment. By developing an integrated suite of validated computational models, this initiative will increase confidence in designs and reduce the risk associated with incorporating multiple inventive technologies into new carbon capture solutions.
ECP: Our research partnerships extend well beyond software. In collaboration with other laboratories, Computation scientists are performing research and development that will enable the co-design and use of next-generation supercomputers as they are developed as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project. This multi-institutional effort aims to provide breakthrough modeling and simulation solutions to address the most critical challenges in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security.
HPC4Mfg: The HPC for Manufacturing Program unites the world-class computing resources and expertise of DOE national laboratories with U.S. manufacturers to deliver solutions that could revolutionize manufacturing. LLNL leads this collaboration with other national laboratories to help the manufacturing industry advance clean energy technologies and increase energy efficiency while reducing the risk of HPC adoption. Read more about this innovative program.
HPC4Mtls: The DOE’s latest initiative is the HPC for Materials Program, which plans to connect industry with the world-class computational resources and assets of LNLL and other national laboratories. Once again, LLNL takes a leadership role in discovering solutions that reduce the cost and time spent on materials development, as well as increase the performance of materials in severe environments such as extreme pressure, high radiation and temperature, corrosion, chemical environment, vibration, and fatigue or stress states. Partner companies will have access to our expertise in computational fluid dynamics, materials modeling, additive manufacturing, and other material-focused problems.
HPC4energy: Begun as an incubator project in 2012, the HPC for Energy Program aims to innovate and accelerate the development of energy technology and boost U.S. economic competitiveness in the global marketplace by teaming industry with the scientific and computing resources at national laboratories. Computation brings extensive HPC expertise to the program’s development of innovative solutions for the country’s energy challenges.