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1.15 billion artificial neurons arrive at Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a groundbreaking stride toward the future of computing, early this year Sandia National Laboratories researchers welcomed the arrival of an extraordinary brain-based computing system called Hala Point. Packed with a staggering 1.15 billion artificial neurons — believed to be the biggest brain-based computing system in the world — and cleverly confined […]

SCREAM wins Gordon Bell climate prize at SC23 convention

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Running a model of the global atmosphere with unprecedentedly high resolution on the world’s first exascale supercomputer, a team led by Sandia National Laboratories has won the Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modeling presented by the Association for Computing Machinery. The award, announced Nov. 16 at the SC23 convention in Denver, recognizes […]

Stout supercomputer makes Top500 list

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Stout, a new Sandia National Laboratories supercomputer, secured its place on the Top500 computers list that was released Nov. 13. Boasting a performance of 8.9 petaflops, Stout claimed the No. 87 spot on the renowned benchmark list of the world’s fastest computers. Brewed from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and […]

Sandia researchers capture six R&D 100 Awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers took home six R&D 100 Awards, one joint award with Los Alamos National Laboratory and one special award for 2023 in the annual international technical competition that includes researchers from universities, corporations and government labs. “These achievements further Sandia’s mission and demonstrate the impact that innovative research and […]

Scorpius images to test nuclear stockpile simulations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One thousand feet below the ground, three national defense labs and a remote test site are building Scorpius — a machine as long as a football field — to create images of plutonium as it is compressed with high explosives, creating conditions that exist just prior to a nuclear explosion. These nanosecond […]

Sandia science and technology researchers to mentor minority students

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A government-funded consortium offering science and technology learning opportunities to student minorities aims to, over time, equalize workforce demographics at national laboratories, said leaders of the effort at Sandia National Laboratories. The partnership, titled the Rio Grande Consortium for Advanced Research on Exascale Simulation, known as Grande CARES, is funded by […]

Materials scientist named fellow of American Chemical Society

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher and manager Hongyou Fan has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society. Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the society has more than 173,000 members in 140 countries and supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. The 2023 class of fellows were […]

Sandia cloud-resolving climate model meets world’s fastest supercomputer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Focused on the accuracy of climate predictions, a computational team led by Sandia National Laboratories recently achieved a major milestone with a cloud-resolving model they ran on Frontier, the world’s first exascale supercomputer. “We have created the first global cloud-resolving model to simulate a world’s year of climate in a day,” said […]

Ultrafast beam-steering breakthrough at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a major breakthrough in the fields of nanophotonics and ultrafast optics, a Sandia National Laboratories research team has demonstrated the ability to dynamically steer light pulses from conventional, so-called incoherent light sources. This ability to control light using a semiconductor device could allow low-power, relatively inexpensive sources like LEDs or flashlight […]

Sandia, AMD collaborate to improve stockpile mission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories, in partnership with Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national labs, has awarded a contract to AMD that funds research and development of advanced memory technologies expected to accelerate high-performance simulation and computing applications in support of the nation’s stockpile stewardship mission. The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and […]

Sandia, Intel seek novel memory tech to support stockpile mission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In pursuit of novel advanced memory technologies that would accelerate simulation and computing applications in support of the nation’s stockpile stewardship mission, Sandia National Laboratories, in partnership with Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national labs, has announced a research and development contract awarded to Intel Federal LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

Investigating stockpile stewardship applications for world’s largest computer chip

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and its partners announced a new project today to investigate the application of Cerebras Systems‘ Wafer-Scale Engine technology to accelerate advanced simulation and computing applications in support of the nation’s stockpile stewardship mission. The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program is sponsoring the work and Sandia, […]

Sandia researcher wins career achievement award from Asian technical society

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers has selected Sandia National Laboratories materials scientist Hongyou Fan to receive its 2022 Career Achievement Award. “It is evident that you embody the reason SASE created this category, and we are proud to present you this award,” wrote the organization’s CEO and Executive Director Khanh […]

Sandia wins 5 R&D 100 awards and a silver specialty award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Competing in an international pool of universities, corporations and government labs, Sandia National Laboratories researchers captured four R&D 100 Awards this year and supported a fifth. One entry also won the R&D 100’s Special Recognition Market Disrupter Silver Award. R&D World Magazine — formerly R&D Magazine — presents the awards each year […]

Sandia applied mathematician wins DOE Early Career Research Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Examination of very fine real-world data can improve the fidelity by which complex computer simulations are guided, says Sandia National Laboratories applied mathematician Pete Bosler. He investigates multiscale simulations that, integrated, could combine individual raindrops, thunderstorms and the entire global atmosphere, guided by data currently thought too fine to be used, that […]