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Exascale Computing Project Awards $34 Million For Software Development Projects

on November 20, 2016 - 5:36am
ECP Director Paul Messina
DOE News:
OAK RIDGE  The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations.

The awards for the first year of funding total $34 million and cover many components of the software stack for exascale systems, including programming models and runtime libraries, mathematical libraries and frameworks, tools, lower-level system software, data management and I/O, as well as in situ visualization and data analysis.

Exascale refers to computing systems

Los Alamos Honored For Industry Collaboration In 2016 HPCwire Awards

on November 16, 2016 - 9:36am

Gary Grider, right, division leader for High Performance Computing at Los Alamos National Laboratory, accepts the HPCwire Readers’ Choice award from Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. Courtesy/HPCwire


LANL News:


SALT LAKE CITY—Los Alamos National Laboratory has been recognized with an HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award for the Lab’s collaboration with Seagate on next-generation data storage technologies.

Five Los Alamos Innovations Win R&D 100 Awards

on November 15, 2016 - 9:35am

LANL News:


‘Oscars of Innovation’ go to CCSI, Entropy Engine, Pathscan, PulMo and VERA


Five Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards last week at R&D Magazine’s annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.


“These awards are representative of the multidisciplinary character of the work we do at Los Alamos, and result from partnerships with other national laboratories, private industry, and universities,” LANL Director Charlie McMillan said.

Science On Tap: ‘Why Disarming A Terrorist Nuke Is like Defending Against Aliens In Space’

on November 15, 2016 - 9:24am


Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. At 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Barry Charles will discuss “Creativity under Pressure, or Why Disarming a Terrorist Nuke Is like Defending against Aliens in Space”. Science On Tap is at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.

For this talk, Charles, with the Lab's Global Security organization, will recreate the TEDxLANL talk he gave earlier this year. Disarming an improvised nuclear weapon is a challenge the world has never faced.

New Flesh-Eater Identified In NM Triassic Quarry

on November 12, 2016 - 9:42am
Matt Celeskey, New Mexico exhibit designer and natural history illustrator created this reconstruction of Vivaron haydeni, from a few pieces of 200-million-years-old remains found at Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy image

Los Alamos Daily Post

For many years the area around Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico has been spooked by phantom monsters and the specter of death. The spirit of the area was captured in the iconic cow skull motif in Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings, inspired by what was for her a common, everyday object.

Legends of wizards and witches and

USS Santa Fe Crew Members To Visit Namesake

on November 12, 2016 - 9:40am
 The USS Santa Fe. Photo by Rick Carver
The USS Santa Fe. Photo by Rick Carver 
The USS Santa Fe Committee has announced that 10 members of the USS Santa Fe crew arrived to visit Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico Nov. 8 in celebration and recognition of Veterans Day.
Chair Ronald Olexsak of the USS Santa Fe Committee said this visit has been in the planning stage for a year and both the crew and the Committee are thrilled that its happened.
“Competition amongst the crew to be selected for this visit is intense,” Olexsak said.” “Not one of the current crew members is

New Mexico Nonprofits Lead Panel Discussion On Equity In Education Through Dual-Language Programs

on November 11, 2016 - 8:06am
From left to right the attendees are Hervey Juris (LANLF), Gwen Warniment, Mihaela Popa-Simil, Anna Marie Garcia, Jenny Parks, Danielle Gothie (LANLF), Tracey Cordero (Keres Community Learning Center in Cochiti), Lisa Meyer (DLeNM), Bill Wadt (LANLF) and David Rogers (DLeNM). Courtesy photo
ESPANOLA — Representatives from the LANL Foundation board and staff attended the Grantmakers for Education (GFE) Annual Conference in Denver and led a discussion on dual language learning.
The event on Oct.