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The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions sited at Los Alamos National Laboratory were merged, with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) processors available for production computing in the Laboratory’s classified network.

Two become one for Trinity in supercomputer partition merge

Exascale computing refers to computing systems capable of at least one exaflop or a billion billion calculations per second (1018).

The next frontier in computing

black hole with jets

Using machine-learning to scan the sky

Computer modeling helps us learn to live with wildland fires

Computer modeling helps us learn to live with wildland fires

The Lab is using a tool called FIRETEC to simulate the fire/atmosphere interaction that controls fire behavior. 25 Aug, 2017

25 Aug, 2017

Genomic and fluid-flow technologies win regional tech-transfer awards

Genomic and fluid-flow technologies win regional tech-transfer awards

dfnWorks and EDGE Bioinformatics were recognized as “notable technology developments” by the consortium’s eight-member award review team. 10 Aug, 2017

10 Aug, 2017

Saturday Science with Geoff Fairchild

Saturday Science with Geoff Fairchild

Geoff Fairchild talk about how his team is using Los Alamos National Laboratory’s supercomputing capabilities to data mine social media and reveal trends relating to health and safety. 08 Apr, 2017

08 Apr, 2017

How flounders (yes, the fish) can help national security

How flounders (yes, the fish) can help national security

Over the last hundred-plus years, we humans have looked to nature to improve our ability to camouflage ourselves. 02 Feb, 2017

02 Feb, 2017

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announces formation of ECP Industry Council

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announces formation of ECP Industry Council

A collaborative project led by six Department of Energy national laboratories with the project management office established at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 01 Feb, 2017

01 Feb, 2017

Top Los Alamos science stories of 2016

Top Los Alamos science stories of 2016

From discoveries on Mars to breakthroughs in cancer research, from national security science to materials science, 2016 has proven to be another productive year for Los Alamos National Laboratory achievements. 21 Dec, 2016

21 Dec, 2016

Picture of the Week: Visualizing ocean asteroid impact

Picture of the Week: Visualizing ocean asteroid impact

Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory are using high performance computing to investigate how an asteroid’s kinetic energy is transferred to the atmosphere and ocean. 09 Dec, 2016

09 Dec, 2016

Picture of the Week: Exploding detonators in 3D

Picture of the Week: Exploding detonators in 3D

First detailed 3-D images during the operation of the exploding foil initiators (also known as slappers or detonators) 09 Dec, 2016

09 Dec, 2016

Los Alamos honored for industry collaboration in 2016 HPCwire Awards

Los Alamos honored for industry collaboration in 2016 HPCwire Awards

Los Alamos National Laboratory has been recognized for the Lab’s collaboration with Seagate on next-generation data storage technologies. 16 Nov, 2016

16 Nov, 2016

A long history of supercomputing

A long history of supercomputing

As part of its national security science mission, Los Alamos National Laboratory and HPC have a long, entwined history dating back to the earliest days of computing. 16 Nov, 2016

16 Nov, 2016

A layered solution for supercomputing storage

A layered solution for supercomputing storage

A team at Los Alamos National Laboratory developed two innovative memory management and storage technologies. 16 Nov, 2016

16 Nov, 2016

The next frontier in computing

The next frontier in computing

Exascale computing refers to computing systems capable of at least one exaflop or a billion billion calculations per second (1018). 16 Nov, 2016

16 Nov, 2016

Using Wikipedia to forecast the flu

Using Wikipedia to forecast the flu

Lab researchers use mathematics, computer science, statistics and other information to determine how disease develops and spreads. 15 Nov, 2016

15 Nov, 2016

The Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development

The Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations. 10 Nov, 2016

10 Nov, 2016

Mutational signatures mark cancer's smoking gun

Mutational signatures mark cancer's smoking gun

A study of cancer genome sequences identifies telltale mutational signatures associated with smoking tobacco. 03 Nov, 2016

03 Nov, 2016

Picture of the Week: Planets unlikely to form around binary stars

Picture of the Week: Planets unlikely to form around binary stars

Comparing computer simulations to observations aids understanding of binary star formation. 13 Oct, 2016

13 Oct, 2016

Picture of the Week: Better climate models? Just add ice.

Picture of the Week: Better climate models? Just add ice.

With the help of supercomputers, Los Alamos scientists are modeling ice sheets to predict sea level rise and coupling ice sheet models to climate models to sharpen their predictive capabilities. 22 Sep, 2016

22 Sep, 2016

Science on the Hill: Trinity ushers in new age of supercomputing

Science on the Hill: Trinity ushers in new age of supercomputing

As the Lab begins testing the second half of its new supercomputer, Trinity, the occasion highlights how intertwined scientific breakthroughs and computer innovations have become — and what a seminal and central role Los Alamos has played in that synergy. 12 Sep, 2016

12 Sep, 2016

Funding boosts exascale computing research

Funding boosts exascale computing research

Six Los Alamos National Laboratory partnership projects were tagged for full funding and one for seed money. 07 Sep, 2016

07 Sep, 2016

Isotope research opens new possibilities for cancer treatment

Isotope research opens new possibilities for cancer treatment

The insights from this study could provide the needed chemical information to develop ways to bind actinium so that it can be safely transported through the body to the tumor cell. 17 Aug, 2016

17 Aug, 2016

Wiring reconfiguration saves millions for Trinity supercomputer

Wiring reconfiguration saves millions for Trinity supercomputer

A moment of inspiration during a wiring diagram review has saved more than $2 million in material and labor costs for the Trinity supercomputer. 15 Aug, 2016

15 Aug, 2016

Science in 60 - Simulating flames helps tame future wildfires

Science in 60 - Simulating flames helps tame future wildfires

The model provides additional scientific input for decisions by policymakers working in land management, water resources and energy. 12 Jul, 2016

12 Jul, 2016

Using supercomputers to probe the early universe

Using supercomputers to probe the early universe

Los Alamos researchers developed a computer code, called BURST, that can simulate a slice in the life of our young cosmos. 05 Jun, 2016

05 Jun, 2016

Picture of the Week: Tickling the dragon for explosives science

Picture of the Week: Tickling the dragon for explosives science

Los Alamos scientists perform the first 3D simulation of electromagnetic radiation interacting with explosives. 26 May, 2016

26 May, 2016

Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials

Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials

Researchers recently demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy, tightly coupled to experiments, can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties. 09 May, 2016

09 May, 2016

Picture of the Week: Hacking the bio-nano interface for better biofuels

Picture of the Week: Hacking the bio-nano interface for better biofuels

Los Alamos theoretical physicists and chemists are using computers to develop more efficient ways of converting biofuels into electricity by using fuel cells. 29 Apr, 2016

29 Apr, 2016

A revolution in supercomputing is coming

A revolution in supercomputing is coming

Trinity is a 42-petaflop supercomputer (that’s one quadrillion floating point operations per second, in case you’re counting) that resides at Los Alamos National Laboratory and can perform complex 3D simulations of everything from ocean currents to asteroid impacts. 20 Sep, 2016

20 Sep, 2016

Numerical simulations shed new light on early universe

Numerical simulations shed new light on early universe

The code simulates conditions during the first few minutes of cosmological evolution to model the role of neutrinos, nuclei and other particles in shaping the early universe. 21 Apr, 2016

21 Apr, 2016

Los Alamos National Laboratory and Seagate heat up data archiving for supercomputers

Los Alamos National Laboratory and Seagate heat up data archiving for supercomputers

The joint effort is aimed at determining innovative new ways to keep massive amounts of stored data available for rapid access. 21 Mar, 2016

21 Mar, 2016

Bracing for fire?

Bracing for fire?

Understanding what drives big fires and predicting their behavior helps the fire community prepare for the next blaze through appropriate land management, emergency plans and firefighting strategies. 20 Jul, 2016

20 Jul, 2016

Machine learning helps discover the most luminous supernova in history

Machine learning helps discover the most luminous supernova in history

Machine-learning technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory played a key role in the discovery of supernova ASASSN-15lh. 14 Jan, 2016

14 Jan, 2016

Top 10 science stories of the year

Top 10 science stories of the year

From supercomputers and climate modeling, to cybersecurity and cancer treatments, Los Alamos worked hard in 2015 to advance science that helps address many of our most pressing challenges. 23 Dec, 2015

23 Dec, 2015

New climate model predicts likelihood of Greenland ice melt, sea level rise and dangerous temperatures

New climate model predicts likelihood of Greenland ice melt, sea level rise and dangerous temperatures

A new computer model of accumulated carbon emissions predicts the likelihood of crossing several dangerous climate change thresholds. 20 Nov, 2015

20 Nov, 2015

Los Alamos to study future computing technology capabilities

Los Alamos to study future computing technology capabilities

Lab will lead collaboration within DOE and with select university partners to explore capabilities and limits of quantum annealing technology. 20 Nov, 2015

20 Nov, 2015

National labs collaborate to shape development of next-generation supercomputers

National labs collaborate to shape development of next-generation supercomputers

Working together to solve some of the world's most challenging problems by ensuring that the nation's scientists can access leading-edge computing systems 10 Nov, 2015

10 Nov, 2015

New insights into HIV-1 vaccine design

New insights into HIV-1 vaccine design

Scientists have created a computational model that could change the way that researchers look at possibilities for an HIV-1 vaccine. 17 Sep, 2015

17 Sep, 2015

Science on the Hill: For cybersecurity, in quantum encryption we trust

Science on the Hill: For cybersecurity, in quantum encryption we trust

Los Alamos physicists developed a quantum random number generator and communication system that exploits quantum physics to improve cybersecurity. 13 Sep, 2015

13 Sep, 2015

Picture of the Week: A powerful cosmic particle accelerator

Picture of the Week: A powerful cosmic particle accelerator

This 3D simulation shows how instabilities in the reconnection layer lead to multiple flux rope structures and turbulent magnetic fields. 23 Aug, 2015

23 Aug, 2015

New mechanism discovered for controlling ultracold chemical reactions

New mechanism discovered for controlling ultracold chemical reactions

Researchers have discovered a new interference mechanism in ultracold chemical reactions. 31 Jul, 2015

31 Jul, 2015

Analyzing ocean mixing reveals insight on climate

Analyzing ocean mixing reveals insight on climate

Los Alamos scientists have developed a computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean. 24 Jun, 2015

24 Jun, 2015

 Picture of the Week: Making earthquakes in the lab

Picture of the Week: Making earthquakes in the lab

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists are figuring out how to forecast an earthquake: they have developed simulations and physical experiments to represent the structure and dynamics of geological faults. 15 May, 2015

15 May, 2015

 Picture of the Week: Modeling a small, blue planet

Picture of the Week: Modeling a small, blue planet

This visualization, courtesy of the Lab's MPAS-Ocean Model, shows ocean currents and eddies in a high-resolution global ocean simulation with the Antarctic in the center. 10 May, 2015

10 May, 2015

 Picture of the Week: Supercomputing the vortex

Picture of the Week: Supercomputing the vortex

This computer simulation of vortex induced motion (VIM) from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows how ocean currents affect offshore oil rigs. The large size and complex physics of this problem requires advanced numerical simulations using supercomputers. 12 Apr, 2015

12 Apr, 2015

 Picture of the Week: The art of climate modeling

Picture of the Week: The art of climate modeling

The paint-like swirls of this visualization from Los Alamos National Laboratory depict global water-surface temperatures, with the surface texture driven by vorticity. 12 Mar, 2015

12 Mar, 2015

Los Alamos boosts light-water reactor research with advanced modeling and simulation technology

Los Alamos boosts light-water reactor research with advanced modeling and simulation technology

As part of the consortium CASL will now be deployed to industry and academia under a new inter-institutional agreement for intellectual property. 02 Mar, 2015

02 Mar, 2015

One in five online scholarly articles affected by ‘reference rot’

One in five online scholarly articles affected by ‘reference rot’

Los Alamos authors focus on reference rot, the combination of link rot and content drift to which references to web resources included in STM articles are subject. 26 Jan, 2015

26 Jan, 2015