High Performance Computing

We help customers develop and apply focused exascale computing power to solve science and engineering challenges at previously unseen speeds.


SAIC collaborates with scientists, technologists, engineers, and decision-makers across the U.S. government, industry, and academia to apply high performance computing (HPC) in transforming ideas into real-world successes, ensuring our national security. Our computational scientists offer strategic insights and trusted advice at every stage of the technology life cycle. Our IT professionals perform systems administration, hardware and software upgrades, and technology insertions into HPC facilities and environments.


SAIC's high performance computing services accelerate the value of your engineering enterprise.

HPC is seeing rapid adoption as a game-changing technology and decision-making aid. Our approach to mission-driven HPC delivers tailored solutions that allow our customers to address national priorities. It's why we support some of the world's fastest supercomputing environments on behalf of our customers. Download our HPC brochure below for details.

Explore and learn more: In 2019, SAIC deployed 40 HPC professionals to be part of the Supercomputing Conference (SC19), a premier industry trade event. Our HPC Trends for Federal Government report provides observations and insights they gained into the latest trends in high performance data analytics, AI/machine learning/deep learning, exascale, quantum computing, HPC in the cloud, and more. Click below to download the report.



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.