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ASC researcher, Dr. Kurt B. Ferreira from Sandia National Laboratories, received a 2015 IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers. The award is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of scalable computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree.

The 2015 E.O. Lawrence Award was conferred on Dr. Christopher L. Fryer from Los Alamos National Laboratory for his contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department’s science, energy and national security missions. Fryer is a widely recognized authority in astrophysics and he is an American Physical Society fellow, a former Feynman fellow, and honored as a Los Alamos National Laboratory fellow.

 

A team comprised of participants from both the LLNL ASC-PEM EOS (equation of state) and Plasma program elements was awarded a 2013 Defense Programs Award of Excellence for "Modern Low-Z EOS Delivery."  In particular, the team was recognized for "a multi-laboratory, combined theoretical and experimental effort that delivered modern EOS tables for low-Z materials that resulted in significant variation in the predicted performance."  The differences in the physics approximations used to generate tables for low-Z materials resulted in significant variation in the predicted performance.  A multi-laboratory, combined theoretical and experimental effort was deployed to address this issue, using lithium hydride as an example.  Photos courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Gordon Bell Prize

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators set a new record in supercomputing in fluid dynamics by resolving unique phenomena associated with clouds of collapsing bubbles. The team won the Gordon Bell Prize at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) in Denver, CO for the record-setting high performance computing calculation on Sequoia. (Right Image courtesy of Petros Koumoutsakos zVg/CSE Laboratory, ETH Zurich)

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Sequoia supercomputer received a 2012 Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. The annual Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards recognize the 10 top innovations having global impact each year in fields such as computing, engineering, medicine, space exploration and automotive design.  Photos courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

 

In July, 2012 Administrator Thomas D’Agostino of the National Nuclear Security Administration awarded the first ever NNSA Science and Technology Excellence Award to Dr. Michel McCoy from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for his groundbreaking computer science research and leadership with the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program.

 

In 2012, the Sequoia supercomputer located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory earned the number one ranking on the industry standard Top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

 

A 2011 National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Award of Excellence was presented to the Sandia National Laboratories’ Red Storm Operating System Team. The team designed and implemented reliability, availability, and serviceability enhancements to the lightweight kernel operating system that enabled significant energy and cost savings in supercomputing operations in support of nuclear weapons simulations.

 

A 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in technology transfer was awarded to a Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) team for the Red Storm technology to Cray, Inc. who commercialized it as the very successful XT line of supercomputers.

 

In 2008, the Roadrunner supercomputer located at Los Alamos National Laboratory earned the number one ranking on the industry standard Top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.

 

 

The 2006 E.O. Lawrence Award was conferred on Dr. Malcom Andrews from Los Alamos National Laboratory for his contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department’s science, energy and national security missions. Dr. Andrews is recognized for pioneering contributions in the area of fluid instabilities and turbulent mixing, with expertise spanning the realms of theory, numerical simulation, and experiment. He is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) fellow and honored as a Los Alamos National Laboratory fellow.

 

Gordon Bell Prize

BlueGene

A large-scale electronic structure simulation of the heavy metal molybdenum conducted on the world’s fastest supercomputer, BlueGene/L, earned a team led by a former and current Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists the 2006 Gordon Bell Prize for “peak performance.”
 

 

 

rd 100

Sapphire

The technology known as Sapphire captured one of seven R&D 100 Awards received by Lawrence Livermore from the trade journal R&D Magazine for being among the top 100 industrial innovations worldwide for 2006.
 

 

 

NYF cert

red storm movie
The video “Red Storm Visualization Tour,” showcasing the Red Storm Supercomputer at Sandia National Laboratories, has received a Finalist Award in the prestigious 2007 New York Festivals International Film and Video Competition in the Mathematics and Computer Science Category.
 

 

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tsf award

The Terascale Simulation Facility (TSF) Project at Lawrence Livermore National Lab has recently won the DOE Secretary’s Project Management Award of Achievement.
 

 

 

 

NYF award

Clarity Video Grab

Visions of Clarity (streaming video) was a bronze award-winning video at the 2004 International Film and Video New York festivals.
 

 

 

 

NYF cert

sc02 vid grab
The video, ASCI at Supercomputing 2002 (streaming video) was a finalist winner at the prestigious 2004 International Film and Video New York festivals.

 

 

 

Accolade winner

next ten years
The Tri-Lab video, ASC…the Next Decade (streaming video) won an Award of Excellence in the Industrial/Technical category of the 2004 Accolade Competition.

 

 

 

APEX04win

ASC highltscover
ASC Highlights 2003 (PDF) was the winner of an Apex Award of Excellence in the category “Special Purpose Brochures, Manuals & Reports.”
 

 

 

 

stc winner

prospectus
The ASCI Technology Prospectus (PDF) was an STC winner of the International Award of Distinguished Technical Communication in 2002.
 

In 2008, the Roadrunner supercomputer located at Los Alamos National Laboratory earned the number one ranking on the industry standard Top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.