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Science, Technology & Engineering Highlights

STE Highlights features current, cutting-edge scientific research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and recent awards and recognitions of Los Alamos scientists.

3D model enables remote design for Crossroads supercomputer

The Los Alamos Advanced Simulation and Computing Program is readying its infrastructure for a new flagship supercomputer, Crossroads, which will be located in the secure Strategic Computing Complex. But the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent need for remote work has created challenges, rendering much in-person work impossible.

To remedy this issue, Los Alamos engineers developed a 3D Building Information Model (BIM) specifically for the design and installation of Crossroads. The BIM uses light detection and ranging (LIDAR) scans together with global positioning systems (GPS) to create highly accurate building layouts, enabling highly accurate measurements without the need for physical contact.  Read more in the current STE Highlights.

STE Highlights for August

New parallel programming system, Legion, for the exascale
Read these articles in the August 2020 issue of STE Highlights

Awards and Recognition

Burns receives American Chemical Society Francis P. Garvan‒John M. Olin Medal

Awards and Recognition

Lebensohn and team win Additive Manufacturing Modeling Challenge


Awards and Recognition

MOSAiC team honored with DOE Service Award

Awards and Recognition

El-Atwani and Uberuaga recognized as Outstanding Reviewers for the Acta Journals


Fine-tuning light harvesting antenna for improved photosynthesis boosts algae biomass three-fold

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Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences

New parallel programming system, Legion, for the exascale

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Historical data leads to better modeling for radioactive gas seepage from underground nuclear tests

Educational Outreach

Quantum Computing Summer School goes virtual for the first time

High Performance Computing

LANL partners with Eideticom to bring computational storage processor to the market

Infrastructure Enhancement

3D model will enable remote design for new Crossroads supercomputer

Materials Physics and Applications

Experimental demonstration of advanced photonic systems leads to boosted performance.


X-Computational Physics

New record for highest pressures ever achieved in laboratory equation-of-state measurements