Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Design Optimization Laboratory

We leverage LLNL expertise to offer a one-stop shop for solving complex design problems.


  • High-performance-computing (HPC) software development
  • Design of novel structures
  • Revolutionizing energy systems
  • Advanced manufacturing (AM)
Computer racks at LLNL


Design Codes

  • MFEM: Livermore's open-source MFEM library enables application scientists to prototype parallel physics application codes quickly, based on partial differential equations (PDEs) discretized with high-order finite elements
  • VISIT: An open-source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and analysis tool to interactively visualize and analyze data, from small (<101 core) desktop-sized projects to large (>105 core) leadership-class computing facility simulation campaigns

Computing Resources

  • Sierra: LLNL's 125 petaflop supercomputer
  • BlueGene: LLNL's 478 taraflop supercomputer
Computer generated unit cell


Our team includes staff and postdoctoral researchers from Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC), Engineering, and Physical and Life Sciences (PLS).  We work with a number of universities, nonprofits, and companies.


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