Neves, the Laboratorys chief
information officer (CIO), and Mark Seager, assistant head
of Advanced Technology in the Integrated Computing and Communications
Department, were named to HPCwires list of Top
People and Organizations to Watch in 2003.
HPCwire is the online
magazine for high-performance computing in research laboratories,
academia, and industry.
Neves came from Boeing Corporation
in 2002 as Livermore's first full-time CIO. HPCwire cited
Nevess history of innovation: Being from Boeing, an
early adopter of HPC and sophisticated business systems, Ken has
a lot of experience in merging and managing business computing and
science and technology computing. He has the potential to make a
big impact on LLNL.
Seager, who manages the Platforms
Program for the Advanced Simulation and Computing Program, was cited
for his pioneering work in managing advanced simulation and computing
architectures: Mark has successfully managed partnership architectures,
such as ASCI Blue Pacific, White, and Purple and the unclassified
powerful LLNL Linux cluster. . . . Very high profile projects and
At a recent barbeque lunch,
about 400 National Ignition Facility (NIF) construction workers
celebrated an outstanding safety record and two national
safety awards of excellence.
the NIF construction manager, received a Construction Industry
Safety Excellence Award for the outstanding safety record achieved
by its crew of workers based on the projects duration, worker
hours, and number of injuries. The prestigious award was presented
by the Construction Users Roundtable, an industry group dedicated
to promoting cost-effective and safe construction methods.
The National Safety Councils
Perfect Year Award honored NIF for achieving 1,403,873 employee
hours without occupational injury or illness involving days away
from work for the year ending December 2002. NIF has received this
award for two consecutive years.