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Black engineer awards distinguish Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ten Sandia National Laboratories engineers received Black Engineer of the Year Awards this year, including Most Promising Scientist in Government, Research Leadership, Science Spectrum Trailblazers and Modern-Day Technology Leaders. Honorees include Sandia mechanical, electrical, civil, aerospace and aeronautical engineers who excel in their respective fields. From the abstract to the technical, each […]

Material found in house paint may spur technology revolution

LIVERMORE, Calif. — The development of a new method to make non-volatile computer memory may have unlocked a problem that has been holding back machine learning and has the potential to revolutionize technologies like voice recognition, image processing and autonomous driving. A team from Sandia National Laboratories, working with collaborators from the University of Michigan, […]

Personalized medicine software vulnerability uncovered by Sandia researchers

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories identified the weakness and notified the software developers, who issued a patch to fix the problem. The issue has also been fixed in the latest release of the software. […]

Breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing demonstrate high computing efficiency, performance

LIVERMORE, Calif. — As the demands on computers are rapidly changing to more data-centric tasks — such as image processing, voice recognition or autonomous driving functions — there quickly arises a need for greater computing efficiencies. Given the limitations of traditional computing, scientists and commercial manufacturers have focused on the field of neuromorphic computing, which mimics […]

Exascale Computing Project awards $39.8 million for application development

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Improved computer climate models of the Earth’s clouds and more accurate simulations of the combustion engine are goals for two projects led by Sandia National Laboratories that were funded in the first round of activities from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Sandia also will conduct research with other laboratories […]

Computational mathematician at Sandia receives DOE’s Lawrence Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Pavel Bochev, a computational mathematician, has received an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his pioneering theoretical and practical advances in numerical methods for partial differential equations. “This is the most prestigious mid-career honor that the Department of Energy awards,” said Bruce Hendrickson, director of Sandia’s computing research center. […]

Get ready for the computers of the future

Sandia National Laboratories launches push to innovate next-generation machines ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Computing experts at Sandia National Laboratories have launched an effort to help discover what computers of the future might look like, from next-generation supercomputers to systems that learn on their own — new machines that do more while using less energy. “We think […]

Computer power clicks with geochemistry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is developing computer models that show how radioactive waste interacts with soil and sediments, shedding light on waste disposal and how to keep contamination away from drinking water. “Very little is known about the fundamental chemistry and whether contaminants will stay in soil or rock or be pulled off […]

Sandia internship program serves up challenging national security work with a side of fun

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Keilan Jackson wanted real-world experience when he shopped for an internship for the summer of 2013. The Arizona State University computer science junior had completed other intern stints where his work was never put to use. From several options, he chose Sandia National Laboratories’ Technical Internships to Advance National Security, or TITANS, […]

Caterpillar, Sandia CRADA opens door to multiple research projects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories and industrial giant Caterpillar Inc. have signed their first umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA), opening the door to a wide range of scientific research. “This agreement will lead to an expanded relationship with Caterpillar,” said Vic Weiss, the Sandia business development specialist who helped negotiate the CRADA. […]

Sandia’s new fiber optic network is world’s largest

Fiber optic network saves energy, money ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has become a pioneer in large-scale passive optical networks, building the largest fiber optical local area network in the world. The network pulls together 265 buildings and 13,000 computer network ports and brings high-speed communication to some of the labs’ most remote technical […]

Sandia awards information technology contracts to three firms

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has issued three information technology contracts totaling $353 million over a potential term of seven years. The awards streamline IT contracting at the labs. “These contracts replace current IT contracts that are expiring,” said Chris Slater of the Sandia Procurement group. “We are integrating multiple service contracts to create […]

Disabled kids inspire musical instrument anyone can play

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Not everyone can play music. You need timing and rhythm, an ear for pitch and notes and an ability to interpret sheet music and symbols. You need physical coordination to apply those talents plus control of lungs, lips, arms and fingers to match the mechanics of a musical instrument. And you need […]

Four technology transfer awards go to Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has won four awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Sandia’s efforts to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The FLC’s Far West/Mid-Continent regional awards recognized Sandia’s technology transfer work with crystalline silico-titanates (CSTs), biomimetic membranes, the i-Gate Innovation Hub and DAKOTA software. “It is always gratifying when the […]

Fiery research: Sandia computers model rocket fuel fires

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Walt Gill of Sandia National Laboratories’ Fire & Aerosol Sciences Department calls it a pancake — a disk more than a foot in diameter covered with what looks like the debris you’d scrape off a particularly messy barbecue grill. It’s actually a crunchy, baked-on mixture of aluminum, aluminum oxide, carbon and other […]