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Los Alamos National Laboratory expands partnership with SambaNova

Posted by SambaNova Systems on November 14, 2023

Los Alamos National Laboratory recently announced that they are expanding their existing partnership with SambaNova Systems to facilitate their generative AI and large language model (LLM) capabilities.

A federally funded research and development center, Los Alamos National Laboratory aligns their plan to priorities set by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA) and key national strategy guidance documents. They work across all of the DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. 

As part of their on-going mission, Los Alamos National Laboratory has a new focus on deploying generative AI LLMs. To achieve this goal as quickly as possible, they have chosen the SambaNova Suite as the platform to deploy LLMs.

“At the dawn of the exascale supercomputing era, we are increasingly relying on AI to be part of the ASC computing ecosystem to support our mission objectives now and in the coming years,” said NNSA ASC program director Thuc Hoang. “We are pleased to be scaling up our existing deployments of SambaNova Systems to advance generative AI and large language model technologies to contribute to the ASC program.”

This is significant, as despite having the scientific and computing resources of a DOE lab, combined with their long history of technological achievements and innovation, they have chosen to use the SambaNova platform instead of building their own.

SambaNova Suite, the only fully integrated platform from chip to models that is purpose built for generative AI, offers Los Alamos National Laboratory a fast and easy way to apply generative AI LLMs to their mission in record time. 

Some of the largest and latest open source models available come pre-trained as part of SambaNova Suite. Customers can then fine tune those models on their own data for greater accuracy. Once the models have been adapted by the customer, they then own those models in perpetuity. This gives them the ability to know what data their models have been trained on, the training weights of those models, and the ability to maintain control of those models. This gives them a level of model explainability and security that closed model providers do not offer. 

SambaNova Suite has the flexibility to be deployed as a cloud service or as an on-premises solution for customers that need the security of having the entire system behind their firewall. 

In addition to deploying SambaNova Suite to advance their generative AI and LLM capabilities, Los Alamos National Laboratory is also scaling up their existing SambaNova DataScale system to accelerate their national security science, technology, and engineering projects. 

The combination of SambaNova Suite and SambaNova DataScale deliver Los Alamos the speed, flexibility, and performance that they need to meet their mission objectives. 

Learn more about how SambaNova can help your organization meet objectives. 

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Marshall Choy
Marshall Choy

Marshall is the Senior Vice President of Product at SambaNova Systems, responsible for product management and go-to-market.