The Computer Sciences group provides the majority of the research and development related to scientific computing at the California site. Our mission is to both underpin the current business areas with robust and exciting research capabilities and provide fundamental knowledge for future innovation.
The key focus areas are:
- High-performance cluster computing and visualization systems capable of modeling, simulating, prototyping, and visualizing complex engineering designs
- Advanced visualization techniques for visualizing and interacting with complex data systems
- Data service capabilities that allow pre-and post-processing of terabyte data sets generated on tera Op super computers
- Computational algorithms for high-performance and distributed computing
- Software environments that enable the effective use of high-performance computers
- Methods to increase the robustness and reliability of large-scale simulations
- Distributed, wireless, embedded systems
The funding sources for this span of research and development includes the National Nuclear Security Agency's Advanced Simulation and Computing Program (ASC), the Department of Energy's Office of Science, Sandia's Computer Science Research Foundation and Sandia's LDRD Program.