Los Alamos Celebrates Women’s Achievements (and Struggle) at the Lab

April 2, 2018

In 1944, chemist Lilli Hornig conducted plutonium research at Los Alamos—where she was physically segregated from her male colleagues. “I worked in a cubbyh Read more…

By John Russell

Trinity Supercomputer’s Haswell and KNL Partitions Are Merged

July 19, 2017

Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions – one based on Intel Xeon Haswell processors and the other on Xeon Phi Knights Landing – have been fully integrated Read more…

By HPCwire Staff

LANL Simulation Shows Massive Black Holes Break ‘Speed Limit’

March 21, 2017

A new computer simulation based on codes developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is shedding light on how supermassive black holes could have formed Read more…

D-Wave SC16 Update: What’s Bo Ewald Saying These Days

November 18, 2016

Tucked in a back section of the SC16 exhibit hall, quantum computing pioneer D-Wave has been talking up its new 2000-qubit processor announced in September. Forget for a moment the criticism sometimes aimed at D-Wave. This small Canadian company has sold several machines including, for example, ones to Lockheed and NASA, and has worked with Google on mapping machine learning problems to quantum computing. In July Los Alamos National Laboratory took possession of a 1000-quibit D-Wave 2X system that LANL ordered a year ago around the time of SC15. Read more…

By John Russell

Trinity Wrestles with Knights Landing Programming Challenge with COE

July 5, 2016

Seventy-one years ago, on July 16, 1945, an incredible explosion lit up the New Mexico night sky. This was the Trinity Test, the world’s first nuclear detonation, and it marked the beginning of the Nuclear Age. It also ushered in the age of supercomputers, which essentially began with weapons science at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Now a new Trinity, a next generation Cray XC supercomputer is about to take center stage to help the national security labs achieve their primary mission – to provide the nation with a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. Read more…

By John Kirkley

Aeon Computing Stands Up 28 Petabyte Lustre Install for Los Alamos

November 26, 2015

Among the raft of announcements launched in tandem with SC last week, there was one that stood out for being one of the largest deployed Lustre installations at Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputing Impacts Deep Water Oil Rig Safety

April 13, 2015

As even a casual newswatcher knows, offshore drilling can be a dangerous enterprise. Among the safety hazards is the ocean itself with its unpredictable and s Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

LANL Demos Extreme Scale Indexing

June 3, 2014

An HPC middleware project currently underway at Los Alamos National Laboratory has reached a significant milestone. The new supercomputing tool, developed as p Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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