Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) founded by the University of California in 1952.
It is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a partnership of the University of California, Bechtel, Babcock & Wilcox, URS, and Battelle Memorial Institute in affiliation with the Texas A&M University System. The laboratory was honored in 2012 by having the synthetic chemical element livermorium named after it.
LLNL is self-described as “a premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to national security.” Its principal responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons through the application of advanced science, engineering and technology. The Laboratory also applies its special expertise and multidisciplinary capabilities to preventing the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, bolstering homeland security and solving other nationally important problems, including energy and environmental security, basic science and economic competitiveness.
LLNL is home to many unique facilities and a number of the most powerful computer systems in the world, according to the TOP500 list, including Blue Gene/L, the world’s fastest computer from 2004 until Los Alamos National Laboratory’s IBM Roadrunner supercomputer surpassed it in 2008. On June 18, 2012, LLNL re-took the lead on the latest edition of the list of the world’s Top 500 supercomputers with IBM Sequoia, a 16.32 petaflops system packing more than 1.5 million custom Power cores. It is based on the same IBM BlueGene/Q architecture used in three other top ten systems which also were the most power efficient on the list. Since 1978, LLNL has received a total of 118 R&D 100 Awards, including five in 2007. The awards are given annually by the editors of R&D Magazine to the most innovative ideas of the year.
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Scientists develop way to upsize nanostructures into light, flexible 3-D printed materials – July 18, 2016
- 3-D printed polymer turns methane to methanol – June 17, 2016
- New alloy promises to jump-start rare earth production in the United States while improving energy efficiency of engines – June 5, 2016
- The Real Start of Neuromorphic Computing – March 30, 2016
- Better fluorescent lighting using far less rare-earth elements – October 18, 2015
- Carbon research may boost nanoelectronics – September 20, 2015
- Lawrence Livermore scientist develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons – November 27, 2014
- How to Save Billions of Gallons of Gasoline – November 24, 2014
- New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed – June 20, 2014>
- Researchers develop efficient additive approach to manufacture 3D metal parts – June 17, 2014
- The Challenge: How to Keep Fusion Going Long Enough
- Lawrence Livermore ‘space cops’ to help control traffic in space
- Livermore scientists develop CO2 sequestration technique that produces ‘supergreen’ hydrogen fuel, offsets ocean acidification
- National Ignition Facility Prepares for Fusion Test
- VIDEO: Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity? | energy technologies
- New device harnesses sun and sewage to produce hydrogen fuel
- Fusion, Anyone?
- China’s Tianhe-2 is the new world champ of supercomputing
- A plan to use enormous balloons to build inflatable space stations
- The Sky Is the Limit for Wind Power
- New Space-Age Insulating Material for Homes, Clothing and Other Everyday Uses
- Superfast laser delivers record-breaking peak power of one petawatt
- China and UK Make Progress on Cleaner Coal
- Battery-Less Chemical Detector Developed
- Back off, asteroids–We’ve got nukes
- Laser fusion test results raise energy hopes
- New detection technology identifies thousands of bacteria and viruses within 24 hours