Scalable System Software

The Scalable System Software Department in the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories explores and creates infrastructure that will shape the future of extreme-scale scientific computing systems. Driven by more complex workloads and the recent emergence of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, future high-performance computing (HPC) systems will likely employ more technologies and approaches from hyperscaler data centers and cloud computing. The department focuses on attacking some of the most challenging problems in scientific computing in several research areas, including operating and runtime systems, parallel programming models and systems, high-performance networking, virtualization, application development environment tools, scientific data management, and hardware/software co-design. Sandia has a rich tradition of contributing fundamental advancements to the field of HPC, and several of our innovations are visible in today’s largest and most powerful scientific computing systems.