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High Performance Computing Innovation Center
Advancing U.S. industry through HPC

The HPC Innovation Center (HPCIC), an LLNL initiative to which Computation contributes, offers industrial partners a powerful trifecta of problem solvers:

  • The brain trust formed through Livermore’s 60-year history of pursuing a broad base in basic science, engineering, and computer science in support of national security
  • Computing resources and technical expertise from LLNL and the high performance computing (HPC) ecosystem
  • User support organized in an accessible, business-friendly environment

Computation is positioned to offer a unique host of benefits through the HPCIC. Most importantly, our people—our greatest asset—are part of the solutions team. Our computational facilities and data center operations are world-class and have been operating for several decades. From dynamic meshing algorithms and numerical partial differential equations to novel finite element and Monte Carlo techniques to HPC programming models and scalable debugging tools, industrial partners benefit from decades of computer science investment from the U.S. government.

We compute at the frontier. Because of this heritage, we are among the first to identify and solve with resiliency, fault tolerance, and scalable I/O. We support a broad range of diverse and dynamic computing architectures—Blue Gene/Q; our Linux clusters, some of the largest on the planet (with Zin being the biggest at 980 teraFLOP/s); visualization, high-memory, and big data machines (such as Apache Hadoop servers); and homogeneous and heterogeneous core architectures. We also continually explore new architectures.