Higher Resolution Models Help Us Better Predict Power Generation Needs

By | 1/7/14

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides solutions through innovative science, engineering and technology. Our national laboratory system can provide HPC modeling and simulation expertise and capabilities found few places in the world. Whether creating detailed theoretical equations or writing the millions of lines of code that allows these supercomputers to make increasingly precise predictions on product performance, the scientists and engineers at these laboratories can help spur American innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness.

TIME: The HPC for Energy Advantage

By | 5/23/13

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s hpc4energy Incubator is producing real results for participating companies. “TIME: The HPC for Energy Advantage” displays the success of GE Energy, ISO New England, Robert Bosch LLC, and UTRC in dramatically reducing the time needed to develop new products. As these companies operate in the global marketplace, time savings from HPC notably reduce costs and increase competitiveness.


HPC Enables Scientific Leaps: Modeling the Human Heart

By | 3/29/13

Some HPC success stories are too powerful to ignore. Though HPC for Energy focuses on the advancement of energy technologies through HPC, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and IBM’s recent efforts to model the human heart deserve recognition for demonstrating the new level of scientific accomplishment made increasingly possible through HPC capabilities here in the US.

To develop better therapies for heart disease, LLNL and IBM developed a new code known as “Cardioid” and ran simulations on Sequoia, a Blue Gene/Q supercomputer currently ranked 2nd in the world.

The Fastest Supercomputer on the Planet

By | 7/26/12

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia supercomputer, an IBM BlueGene/Q system, was ranked as the world’s fastest supercomputer on June 18, 2012. Sequoia boasts 16.32 petaflops using 1,572,864 cores, but how fast can it complete calculations? This infographic puts its speed into perspective, demonstrating the potential of American HPC resources to save organizations time and money. 

Big Data: The New Natural Resource

By | 7/18/12

According to IBM, “1 in 3 business leaders make critical decisions without the information they need,” and at the same time, vast amounts of information and data are becoming increasingly available. Properly capturing and analyzing “Big Data” makes an organization “2.2 times more likely to substantially outperform their industry peers.” The data analytics and computing capabilities found in our national laboratories–in collaboration with IBM–represent a valuable national asset. You can find this infographic and others on IBM’s flickr page. Check out Noah Goldstein’s blog post to learn more about the connection between Big Data and HPC.

High Performance Computing for Industry

By | 7/12/12

IBM has created a number of impressive infographics about the competitive advantages of HPC. This one, “High Performance Computing for Industry,” provides examples of how the Boeing Company, Vestas Wind Systems, and Red Bull Racing have leveraged HPC. You can find this infographic and other insightful information on IBM’s Deep Computing Solutions tumblr page. More great IBM infographics coming soon.

Parallel Computing in the Real World

By | 6/28/12

Supercomputers like Sequoia are only part of how High Performance Computing can help American business. Programmers must also develop software codes to enable multiple parts of a problem to be solved simultaneously, a time and money-saving process known as parallel computing.

A Brief History of Supercomputers

By | 6/22/12

On Monday June 18, LLNL’s Sequoia supercomputer was announced as the world’s fastest supercomputer. To kickoff HPC for Energy’s infographic series, here is a “Brief History of Supercomputers.” Compare Sequoia to computers of the past and present, explore how supercomputing has evolved over time, and learn which countries have today’s fastest supercomputers. HPC for Energy invites you to share this widely.

About The Blog

The HPC Blog is a dynamic online resource presenting the latest news and analysis on High-Performance Computing (HPC). By testing a new concept or product in virtual space, HPC modeling and simulation can dramatically reduce the time and physical effort necessary to bring a product to market. It shortens the development window, giving American companies an edge in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.