Collaborative Science

Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing

The U.S. Department of Energy's SciDAC | Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing program was created in 2001 to bring together many of the nation's top researchers to develop new computational methods for tackling some of the most challenging scientific problems. Scientific computing, including modeling and simulation, has become crucial for research problems that are not solvable by traditional theoretical and experimental approaches, hazardous to study in the laboratory, or time-consuming or expensive to solve by traditional means. SciDAC invests in a portfolio of coordinated research efforts directed at exploiting the emerging capabilities of ultrascale computing. The research projects in this portfolio respond to the extraordinary difficulties of realizing sustained peak performance for those scientific applications that require ultrascale computing capabilities to accomplish their research goals.

SciDAC applications pursue computational solutions to challenging problems in climate science, fusion research, high energy physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, material science, chemistry, particle accelerators, biology and the reactive subsurface flow of contaminants through groundwater. Today the SciDAC program is recognized as the leader in accelerating the use of high-performance computing to advance the state of knowledge in science applications. The SciDAC research projects are collaborative efforts involving teams of physical scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and computational scientists working on major software and algorithm development for and application to problems in the DOE core research programs. Research funded under the SciDAC program address the interdisciplinary problems inherent in ultrascale computing and problems that cannot be addressed by a single investigator or small group of investigators.




Our Vision

To benefit society as the center of collaborative Earth climate system research.

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