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Company Overview of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC

Company Overview

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC operates a multi-program national security laboratory that develops science and technology solutions for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, basic science, biosecurity, weapons, and energy and environmental security applications in the United States. It provides research programs in the areas of computation, engineering, physics and life sciences, global security, lasers, user facilities, internally funded research, research ethics, and weapons. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Livermore, California.

7000 East Avenue

Livermore, CA 94550-9234

United States

Founded in 1952





Key Executives for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC

Chief Financial Officer
Deputy Director of Media & Communications and Acting Director of Public Affairs
Principal Associate Director of Global Security
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC Key Developments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC Presents at 2016 BIO International Convention, Jun-08-2016 04:30 PM

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC Presents at 2016 BIO International Convention, Jun-08-2016 04:30 PM. Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC and IBM Collaborate to Build Brain-Inspired Supercomputer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced it has purchased a brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning inference developed by IBM Research. Based on a breakthrough neurosynaptic computer chip called IBM TrueNorth, the scalable platform will process the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses and consume the energy equivalent of a tablet computer – a mere 2.5 watts of power for the 16 TrueNorth chips. The brain-like, neural network design of the IBM Neuromorphic System is able to infer complex cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition and integrated sensory processing far more efficiently than conventional chips. The new system will be used to explore new computing capabilities important to the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) missions in cyber security, stewardship of the nation's nuclear deterrent and non-proliferation. NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program will evaluate machine learning applications, deep learning algorithms and architectures and conduct general computing feasibility studies. ASC is a cornerstone of NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship Program to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent without underground testing. A single TrueNorth processor consists of 5.4 billion transistors wired together to create an array of 1 million digital neurons that communicate with one another via 256 million electrical synapses. At 0.8 volts, it consumes 70 milliwatts of power running in real time and delivers 46 giga synaptic operations per second – orders of magnitude lower energy than a conventional computer running inference on the same neural network. TrueNorth was originally developed under the auspices of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program in collaboration with Cornell University. Under terms of the contract, LLNL will receive a 16-chip TrueNorth system representing a total of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses. LLNL will also receive an end-to-end ecosystem that helps create and program energy-efficient machines that mimic the brain's abilities for perception, action and cognition. The ecosystem consists of a simulator; a programming language; an integrated programming environment; a library of algorithms as well as applications; firmware; tools for composing neural networks for deep learning; a teaching curriculum; and cloud enablement.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC Presents at 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum, Oct-20-2015

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC Presents at 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum, Oct-20-2015 . Venue: Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States.

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