Cielo Receives NNSA Defense Programs Award for Excellence
First Capability ASC System to be Deployed by a Multi-site Team
The NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence were created in the early 1980s to give special recognition to those at the laboratories and plants directly associated with the stockpile modernization program. Today the awards honor exceptional contributions to the stewardship and management of the stockpile.
The LANL team pictured here is part of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a multi-site alliance of Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. As the signature capability computing platform for the tri-lab Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, Cielo has a broad impact on the current and future US stockpile stewardship programâ€”this is the largest NNSA capability supercomputer resource available for milestone weapons calculations and will run the largest and most demanding workloads involving modeling and simulations.
The NNSA Defense Programs Award for Excellence was presented by Dr. Christopher Deeney, Assistant Deputy Administratior for Stockpile Stewardship on Thursday September 29, 2011.
Students Show their Work
From the Mini-Showcase, August 4, 2011
The Computing and Information Technology Student Mini-Showcase has been a great success over the past 3 years. Students from HPC, ADIT, and the Clusters and Networking Summer Institute are invited to participate. This year there were about 25 posters and 10 technical talks. The event was held at the Research Library.
From the Student Symposium, August 9-10, 2011
The Student Symposium is a large draw for both LANL students and staff to view students' work from the summer. This year was the 13th annual LANL Student Symposium held at UNM-LA. There were 206 LANL student participants this year who presented posters and/or technical talks.
Alynna Montoya-Wiuff Bruce Gale, HPC-3 Edwin Williams, HPC-2
Graham Van Heule, HPC-3 Meredith Webster, HPC-1 Natalie Chrien, HPC-1