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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and NNSA’s nearly two decade partnership with IBM, which has produced an unparalleled record of top-ranked supercomputers and award winning computational science, was celebrated recently at LLNL.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and NNSA’s nearly two decade partnership with IBM, which has produced an unparalleled record of top-ranked supercomputers and award winning computational science, was celebrated recently at LLNL.

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Titan supercomputer named fastest in the world, NNSA’s Sequoia supercomputer ranked second

Titan, a new supercomputer located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has taken over the top spot as the world’s most powerful according to the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. NNSA’s Sequoia supercomputer, housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is now ranked as the second fastest supercomputer. Sequoia was previously ranked as the fastest last June.

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A new American Quarter Horse sculpture is now on display at Pantex outside Building 16-12, a first stop for visitors. The horse is a unifying symbol within the community, and horses with various designs are on display across Amarillo at banks, restaurants, civic organizations, hospitals, factories, schools and retail stores.

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A new American Quarter Horse sculpture is now on display at Pantex outside Building 16-12, a first stop for visitors. The horse is a unifying symbol within the community, and horses with various designs are on display across Amarillo at banks, restaurants, civic organizations, hospitals, factories, schools and retail stores.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently held a workshop focusing on how high performance computing can accelerate the development of new energy technologies. The “hpc4energy incubator” workshop represented a new way for industry and government labs to work together on problems of national importance.

In this photo, Terri Quinn, from Livermore Lab, leads a tour of Sequoia to the workshop participants.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently held a workshop focusing on how high performance computing can accelerate the development of new energy technologies. The “hpc4energy incubator” workshop represented a new way for industry and government labs to work together on problems of national importance.

In this photo, Terri Quinn, from Livermore Lab, leads a tour of Sequoia to the workshop participants.

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Kirsten E. McNeil, Foreign Affairs Specialist, U.S. Export Enforcement Support, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security at NNSA, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Linton Brooks Medal for Dedication to Public Service. She was recognized today for her outstanding service to NNSA. Former NNSA Administrator Brooks and NNSA Administrator Tom D’Agostino presented the medal to Kirsten.

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Kirsten E. McNeil, Foreign Affairs Specialist, U.S. Export Enforcement Support, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security at NNSA, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Linton Brooks Medal for Dedication to Public Service. She was recognized today for her outstanding service to NNSA. Former NNSA Administrator Brooks and NNSA Administrator Tom D’Agostino presented the medal to Kirsten.

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NNSA Naval Reactors Program Director Retires 

In this photo, Adm. Kirk Donald passes through ceremonial sideboys as he and his family are piped ashore at the conclusion of his retirement and change of command ceremony. Donald was relieved by Adm. John Richardson as Director of Naval Reactors after serving in the position for eight years. 
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NNSA Naval Reactors Program Director Retires 

In this photo, Adm. Kirk Donald passes through ceremonial sideboys as he and his family are piped ashore at the conclusion of his retirement and change of command ceremony. Donald was relieved by Adm. John Richardson as Director of Naval Reactors after serving in the position for eight years. 

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Representatives from 23 federal agencies, including NNSA, recently observed emergency response drills in Washington State’s Puget Sound. The full-scale exercise was designed to prevent and respond to a simulated small vessel radiological/nuclear smuggling scenario. It was part of the Puget Sound Area Maritime Training and Exercise Program led by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound.

In this photo, law enforcement members detain a “threat vessel” during a port security simulation exercise.

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Representatives from 23 federal agencies, including NNSA, recently observed emergency response drills in Washington State’s Puget Sound. The full-scale exercise was designed to prevent and respond to a simulated small vessel radiological/nuclear smuggling scenario. It was part of the Puget Sound Area Maritime Training and Exercise Program led by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound.

In this photo, law enforcement members detain a “threat vessel” during a port security simulation exercise.

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NNSA announced the successful removal of 72.8 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The announcement marks the 50th shipment under NNSA’s cooperative program with Russia to return Russian-origin HEU. Since the program began 10 years ago, NNSA and its Russian counterparts have closely cooperated to successfully repatriate to Russia more than 1,900 kilograms of Russian-origin HEU, enough material for more than 75 nuclear weapons, and completely removed all Russian-origin HEU from six countries. This project is part of NNSA’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI).

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NNSA announced the successful removal of 72.8 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The announcement marks the 50th shipment under NNSA’s cooperative program with Russia to return Russian-origin HEU. Since the program began 10 years ago, NNSA and its Russian counterparts have closely cooperated to successfully repatriate to Russia more than 1,900 kilograms of Russian-origin HEU, enough material for more than 75 nuclear weapons, and completely removed all Russian-origin HEU from six countries. This project is part of NNSA’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI).

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A Knoxville engineering resources firm recently became the newest licensee of technology developed at the Y-12 National Security Complex. MK Technologies Corporation is now the exclusive commercial patent licensee of SIMWyPES®, a method of enhancing cleaning items so that they leave dry surfaces ultraclean.

In this photo, MK Technologies CEO and founder Mike Carroll and director of strategic development and acquisition Chris Van Beke meet Y-12 chemist and inventor Ron Simandl in his Y-12 laboratory to see the SIMWyPES® production process along with a sampling of its numerous applications. From left, Simandl shows Van Beke and Carroll two of a variety of items enhanced with SIMWyPES® technology.

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A Knoxville engineering resources firm recently became the newest licensee of technology developed at the Y-12 National Security Complex. MK Technologies Corporation is now the exclusive commercial patent licensee of SIMWyPES®, a method of enhancing cleaning items so that they leave dry surfaces ultraclean.

In this photo, MK Technologies CEO and founder Mike Carroll and director of strategic development and acquisition Chris Van Beke meet Y-12 chemist and inventor Ron Simandl in his Y-12 laboratory to see the SIMWyPES® production process along with a sampling of its numerous applications. From left, Simandl shows Van Beke and Carroll two of a variety of items enhanced with SIMWyPES® technology.

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NNSA saves more than $519 million through strategic sourcing

NNSA today announced that the agency has saved taxpayers $519.3 million since 2007 through strategic sourcing.

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