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DOE to deploy Arm-based supercomputer prototype at Sandia

Arm microprocessors have been used in numerous applications from vehicle computers to cell phones, but until recently, have not been practical for use in high-performance computing. Astra — one of the first supercomputers to use Arm processors in a large-scale high-performance computing platform — is expected to be deployed at Sandia later this summer.

NNSA Administrator Gordon-Hagerty touts mission, teamwork at all-hands meeting

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, DOE under secretary for nuclear security, signaled strong federal support for Sandia’s mission and infrastructure improvements in her all-hands presentation in Albuquerque on June 12. The meeting was part of an all-day tour of the Labs.

DA talks tough on metro crime

Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez gave a Sandia audience some sobering facts about crime in the Albuquerque metro area at the inaugural session of the Community Engagement Speaker Series.

Tafoya named industrial engineering fellow

For her dedication to optimizing business processes and systems, Joan Tafoya recently was named a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, which recognized her work solving complex technical problems and instituting lean practices — passions that drew her to Sandia last fall after a 27-year career at Intel.

Young women encouraged to blaze their own trails at Sandia’s Math and Science Awards

More than 30 students recently visited Sandia California to attend the 27th annual Sandia Math and Science Awards, a flagship program of the Sandia Women’s Connection.

Fireproofing your home

Imagine having to wear a fireproof mask all day, every day, in your own home and never being able to take it off — no matter how suffocating it feels. That’s what it’s like for people who risk being fired if they acknowledge their sexual orientation at work.

Viva la Vida: Sandia at Pride

Members of the Sandia Pride Alliance Network, along with family and friends, represented Sandia at Albuquerque's 2018 PrideFest parade and events on June 9.

Robot rivals rally to rope in rewards at rodeo

Last week, Sandia hosted the 12th annual Western National Robot Rodeo, a week-long, 11-event competition where eight civilian and military bomb squads from around the region solved challenging, simulated scenarios.