High Performance Computing (HPC)
Managing world-class supercomputing centers
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division supports the Laboratory mission by managing world-class Supercomputing Centers.
This includes specifying, operating, and assisting in the use of both open and secure high performance computing, storage, and emerging data-intensive information science production systems for multiple programs.
HPC Division translates evolving HPC technologies into the assets deployed in our data centers. This unprecedented-scale computing capability provides solutions to complex problems of strategic national interest. Our activities span repeated lifetimes of supercomputing systems and infrastructure:
Defining Future Environments
- Communication and collaborations with industry and academia to follow and shape future supercomputing technology
- Consultative design and deployment of facility infrastructure supporting future supercomputing
- HPC-specific system software R&D
- Testbed explorations of new computing and infrastructure technologies
- Specifying and assisting in the procurement of small scale to large scale acquisitions
- Stewardship of programmatic resources via program and project management
- Integration of computing and supporting infrastructure technology into a fully operational supercomputing environment
Providing Current Capability
- Scientific Software Engineering services provided to the broader Laboratory
- Hardware monitoring and maintenance
- System software monitoring and maintenance
- Operation and expert support of computing, interconnects, networks, and storage
- HPC-specific facility and environmental operations
- Direct user support
- Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC)
- Institutional Computing- Institutional Computing provides production high performance computing resources for open and collaborative science at LANL. Access is available to every scientist and engineer at LANL through a competitive, peer-reviewed proposal process.
- Other emerging Information Science programs