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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a USDE laboratory, associated with the University of California, in Livermore, California. The institute was founded in September 1952, in order to design nuclear weapons; the laboratory was first proposed (unofficially in 1949, officially on April 4, 1951) by Teller, of the Los Alamos Nuclear Weapons Laboratory, and further promoted by Lawrence, of the Manhattan Project. The laboratory project was begun under the administration of Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Dean.

The Laboratory describes its purpose: "to promote innovation in the design of our nation's nuclear stockpile through creative science and engineering." The laboratories field of research has expanded to include general energy issues, as well as biomedicine[?] and environmental science.

The early laboratory possessed a UNIVAC I. Over the years other computers were installed, including: two IBM 701s, four [[IBM 704]s, four IBM 709s, four IBM 7090s, the Univac LARC[?], five IBM 7094s, an IBM 7030 (Stretch), a CDC 1604[?], two CDC 3600s[?], four CDC 6600s, five CDC 7600s[?], two CDC STAR 100s[?], and four CRAY 1s[?].

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