Latest Sandia Stories

2011-05-02 12:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Jose, California this week should make sure to drop by Texas Instruments (TI) Tech Days, in the Marriott across from the McEnery Convention Center, to see Sandia National Laboratories' latest mini super-computer. About the size of a medium suitcase, this breakthrough in small computer clustering has been made possible by combining 196 x tiny Gumstix Overo(TM) Tide COMs...

2011-04-05 08:38:44

With funding from the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP), researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a high-fidelity simulation and analysis program that aids policy and decision-makers tasked with making key procurements and funding choices. The Borders High Level Model (HLM) uses a serious gaming platform known as Ground Truth, a force-on-force battle simulation tool called Danteâ“ž¢, and the work of several...

2011-03-03 16:50:24

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Steve Plimpton, who led development of a widely used computer code that models how materials behave, has been invited to present a keynote lecture at the Feb. 27-March 3 Minerals, Materials & Materials Society (TMS) meeting in San Diego. Plimpton developed the LAMMPS molecular-dynamics software code. The acronym LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator) is also a pun on the word "lamp," a device that brings light to dark...

2011-02-11 10:29:55

A Sandia National Laboratories team helped reach a major milestone in the nation's nuclear nonproliferation efforts by working with the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan to move nuclear materials "” enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons "” to safety. Sandia provided security and logistics expertise to complete the transfer across Kazakhstan of spent fuel containing 11 tons (10 metric tons) of highly enriched uranium and 3.3 tons (3 metric tons) of weapons-grade...

2010-11-19 12:45:57

Results released at Supercomputing Conference 2010 Nine supercomputers have been tested, validated and ranked by the new "Graph500" challenge, first introduced this week by an international team led by Sandia National Laboratories. The list of submitters and the order of their finish was released Nov. 17 at the supercomputing conference SC10 meeting in New Orleans. The machines were tested for their ability to solve complex problems involving random-appearing graphs, rather than for their...

2010-07-14 09:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- R&D Magazine has named Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Sandia National Laboratories' research on multifunctional optical coatings as one of the 100 greatest technologies introduced this year. The technology was developed as part of the Shared Vision cooperative program that fosters collaboration among top scientists and funds research in key technologies for both organizations. "We are proud of the Lockheed Martin-Sandia research team that...

2010-02-21 08:02:35

Sandia scientist discusses use of algae as a biofuel As Americans demand new and cleaner ways to meet the country's energy needs, researchers are turning to algae as a promising new fuel source. The approach has the potential to significantly reduce the nation's reliance on imported oil while contributing to rural economic development and lowering greenhouse emissions. Experts project that algae-based biofuels could displace large volumes of diesel and jet transportation fuels. One of the...

2009-09-14 10:31:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sandia National Laboratories will hold a media availability Sept. 15 at the National Press Club featuring several of the lab's technical experts and the National Nuclear Security Administration's top Defense Programs official, followed by a technical exposition Sept. 16 at the Capitol Visitor Center showcasing state-of-the-art national security technologies. News media are invited to both events. The media availability is scheduled for 9-11...

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