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Partnerships: Industry
Supercharging the innovation process

For decades, LLNL has been partnering with American industry to solve complex problems for our nation, and we are always looking for new opportunities for engagement. LLNL’s Computation organization offers outstanding computer science expertise, world-class high performance computing (HPC) capabilities, and creative technology and software solutions to enable scientific discovery and tackle problems both large and small. By leveraging the scientific and computational expertise at LLNL, organizations can potentially gain a competitive advantage in this global economy.

We believe that American companies are on the cusp of a revolution in the adoption of HPC technologies to solve their problems. Whether your company is looking to improve product design, development, or manufacturing, or extract additional value from your data, HPC is an enabling technology that can generate rapid progress on key issues relevant to your company. We aim to help drive this effort through our industrial partnerships. As Bruce Hendrickson, associate director for Computation, explains, “The Laboratory has extensive experience and deep expertise in using the world’s most advanced computers to generate insight. This insight can come via state-of-the-art modeling and simulation or data science and machine learning. We bring this experience and expertise to our industrial collaborations to help our partners make a difference in their industries.”

An average of two dozen companies partner with Computation each year, either by engaging LLNL’s HPC resources and expertise or co-designing computer systems with us. Many companies that could benefit from HPC solutions are hesitant to enter into collaborative arrangements because their work involves trade secrets or intellectual property fundamental to the company’s survival. Fortunately, working with a national laboratory partner means that you are embarking on a collaboration with a trusted research partner, not a competitor. Among the national laboratories, LLNL offers a unique combination of world-class machines and partnership agreements that enable proprietary research.

Partnering with us is easier than ever before. Together with Sandia National Laboratories, LLNL has established an open, easily accessible research and collaboration space called the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC). At LVOC’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC), industrial visitors can meet with LLNL computer experts and discuss ways to solve specific scientific problems more effectively. By providing companies with facilities, secure supercomputer access, and robust collaboration tools, the HPCIC fosters innovation with the world’s fastest, most efficiently operated, massively parallel computers.

Engaging the computational resources of a global leader in supercomputing can yield innovative solutions to industry’s toughest problems. In turn, partnering with industry exposes our computational scientists to new research challenges and ideas, which can ultimately benefit our mission-oriented work. Through these partnerships, industry will now be able to tap the same capabilities and expertise that have allowed to successfully meet its vital national security missions.