Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation's most demanding national security challenges. The Center's portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state‑of‑the‑art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support materials.

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  • Power API and LAMMPS Win R&D100 Awards

    Two CCR technologies have won 2018 R&D100 Awards. Each year, R&D Magazine names the 100 most technologically significant products and advancements, recognizing the winners and their organizations....

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    Power API and LAMMPS Win R&D100 Awards

    Two CCR technologies have won 2018 R&D100 Awards. Each year, R&D Magazine names the 100 most technologically significant products and advancements, recognizing the winners and their organizations. Winners are selected from submissions from universities, corporations, and government labs throughout the world. This year’s winners include the Power APIand LAMMPS. The Power API was also recognized with a Special Recognition Award for corporate social responsibility. Sandia garnered a total of five R&D100 Awards. The Power API is portable programming interface for developing applications and tools that can be used to control and monitor the power use of high-performance computing systems in order to improve energy efficiency. LAMMPS is a molecular dynamics modeling and simulation application designed to run on large-scale high performance computing systems. Winners were announced at a recent ceremony at the R&D 100 Conference.

    Contact: Brightwell, Ronald B. (Ron)
    November 2018
    2018-13200E

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  • Astra Supercomputer is Fastest Arm-Based Machine on Top500 List

    Sandia’s Astra is the world’s fastest Arm-based supercomputer according to the just released TOP500 list, the supercomputer industry’s standard. With a speed of 1.529 petaflops, Astra placed 203rd on a ranking of top computers announced at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, in Dallas....

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    Astra Supercomputer is Fastest Arm-Based Machine on Top500 List

    Sandia’s Astra is the world’s fastest Arm-based supercomputer according to the just released TOP500 list, the supercomputer industry’s standard. With a speed of 1.529 petaflops, Astra placed 203rd on a ranking of top computers announced at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, in Dallas. A petaflop is a unit of computing speed equal to one thousand million million (1015) floating-point operations per second. Astra achieved this speed on the High-Performance Linpack benchmark. Astra is one of the first supercomputers to use processors based on Arm technology. The machine’s success means the supercomputing industry may have found a new potential supplier of supercomputer processors, since Arm designs are available for licensing. More details are in this article.

    Contact: Laros, James H.
    November 2018
    2018-13549E

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