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earthquake simulation showing a map of the Hayward Fault

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory scientists have used some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to model ground shaking for a magnitude (M) 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward fault and show more realistic motions than ever before. The research appears in Geophysical Research Letters.

David Richards

Monday, January 29, 2018

David Richards of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory leads the ECP’s Proxy Applications Project. Proxy apps are smaller versions of real applications that can be used as models in situations where real applications are too large or too confusing.

cross section of layers of the earth with seismic notations

Thursday, October 5, 2017

With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as well as predict how these movements will impact energy infrastructure—from the electric grid to local power plants—and scientific research facilities.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The website for the ECP’s Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) co-design center is now live. CEED is one of the ECP’s five co-design centers established to overcome performance barriers by targeting common patterns of computation and communication, known as “application motifs.”

person walking down aisle between computer racks

Monday, November 21, 2016

The U.S believes it will be ready to seek vendor proposals to build two exascale supercomputers -- costing roughly $200 million to $300 million each -- by 2019. The two systems will be built at the same time and will be ready for use by 2023, although it's possible one of the systems could be ready a year earlier, according to U.S. Department of Energy officials.

three people in silhouette in front of a computer simulation

Friday, November 11, 2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was one of four national labs selected today to lead a "co-design" center by the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of a four-year, $48 million funding award. Each co-design center will receive $3 million annually. 

computer racks with blue light filter

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lawrence Livermore scientists are among those awarded funding to develop software for the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The ECP announced today the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations.

DNA double helix with a drawing of the human body

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on Wednesday announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).