High Performance Computing

Mastering complexity.

OUR APPROACH

Leave no foundational stone unturned in HPC development. Then apply focused exascale power to solve challenges at previously unseen speed.

We collaborate with scientists, technologists, engineers, and decision-makers across the U.S. government, industry, and academia to apply complex science to real-world challenges. We help customers transform ideas from the drawing board into mission success. Our computational scientists offer strategic insights and trusted advice at every stage of the technology life cycle. Our approach to mission-driven high performance computing delivers tailored solutions that allow our customers to address national priorities.

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SAIC HPC at Food and Drug Administration

  • Challenge

    The FDA is responsible for protecting and advancing America’s public health. It relies heavily on scientific computing. With its science-centric mission, the FDA needs access to people who understand that scientific computing is science enabled by technology—not technology with science added afterward. FDA partnered with SAIC because of our ability to provide computational scientists who understand both scientific and technological domains.

  • Solution

    SAIC enables collaboration among scientists and stakeholders, making results and knowledge transfer available to the scientific community. We select, implement, and support flexible, effective procedures and tools. Our computational scientists deliver solutions in bioinformatics, instrumentation, systems engineering, security, and management--all tailored to meet FDA’s unique scientific computing needs.

  • Benefits/Achievements

    SAIC is applying agile methods to reduce development time from multiple years to months. More than delivering simple efficiency, we are helping to achieve scientific breakthroughs by enabling decisions, populating reference publications, and informing drug and device approval. Provenance of the data is crucial; our methods provide a formal and detailed record of who created or changed the data and why, allowing for pedigree recognition.

SAIC HPC at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

  • Challenge

    Climate change is a pressing topic of political and policy debate worldwide. To understand and address it, the United Nations commissioned the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to objectively assess studies and research from the scientific community. The IPCC relies on laboratories in multiple countries to comprehend climate change. Predominant among these laboratories is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).

  • Solution

    SAIC scientists are enhancing GFDL’s complex climate simulation codes and providing deep computational insights to better model extremely complicated atmospheric interactions. SAIC performs myriad tasks, including developing climate models, executing simulation experiments, visualizing simulation results, and delivering very high-volume simulation data. SAIC develops and enhances the core modeling framework that lets research scientists integrate GFDL’s atmospheric and oceanographic models.

  • Benefits/Achievements

    SAIC scientists are creating innovative techniques to tackle some of climate modeling’s most difficult challenges. Our efforts provide better models, scientific analysis, and predictions that can reach policymakers more quickly and allow them to make informed decisions on the future of our planet.