LLx is an educational collaboration between the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center and the MIT SuperCloud. Our mission is to provide technical education experiences that merge theory with practice to promote deeper learning. To accomplish this, we offer online course-ware that includes standalone courses as well as preparatory material for in-person or virtual workshops.
The MIT SuperCloud is a high performance computing system that supports research at MIT and collaboration between MIT Lincoln Laboratory and researchers at MIT and other academic institutions. Our mission involves not just providing computing resources, but also the training and education to use those resources. To do this we create courses that teach how to use the system and the tools and best practices for scaling up applications, while focusing on the computational thinking needed to do this well.
The core mission of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works is to foster innovative, impactful research that benefits MIT campus and Lincoln Laboratory. This research can be pursued in many ways, leading to a diverse portfolio of projects. However, all projects share a common theme of harnessing and strengthening campus and Lincoln Laboratory interaction.
Currently, we are offering AI training options that provide a broad, yet tailored overview of AI advancements and how they apply to national missions; online training provided via our Open edX platforms and that is accessible at various security levels; on-the-job training via internships and other work agreements; and workshops and conferences that focus on advancing the understanding of AI throughout the DoD while connecting the DoD with academic and university researchers.
Our primary goal in the Lincoln Laboratory Community Outreach Office is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM and to provide technical confidence in the next generation of engineers. We also understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce; the combined talents and unique views of many are required to solve the nation’s most difficult problems. To combat the gap in STEM workforce representation, our office primarily focuses on serving under-resourced and underrepresented communities.
The Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC) is advancing the capabilities of supercomputing systems by developing new technologies to improve the system’s performance. The center provides interactive, on-demand parallel computing that allows researchers to augment the processing power of their desktop systems in order to process large sets of sensor data, create high-fidelity simulations, and develop new algorithms. We are also collaborating with researchers from MIT on several supercomputing initiatives.
The LL EduCATE mission is to develop publicly-available, accessible STEM lessons for middle and high school students. Our core group is made up of several Lincoln Laboratory employees who have volunteered their time to make this lesson possible. These volunteers have helped organize and write the lesson as well as locate our subject matter experts.