A short oral history of the NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship Program, produced in association with the 20th anniversary of the program. It features Siegfried Hecker, Rose Gottemoeller, Victor Reis, Charles McMillan, Joan Rohlfing, Omar Hurricane, Roger Hagengruber, and John Taylor.
As part of NNSA's mission to extend the lifetime of nuclear weapons in the stockpile, the ASC program provides NNSA with leading edge, high-end simulation capabilities. The ASC program helps NNSA meet nuclear weapons assessment and certification requirements, including: weapon codes, weapon science, computing platforms and supporting infrastructure.
NNSA's three national laboratories house four of the world's fastest supercomputers: the BlueGene/L at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Red Storm at Sandia National Laboratories, and Roadrunner and Cielo at Los Alamos National Laboratory.