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Sandia's supercomputing research is reaching for tomorrow's exascale performance while solving real-world problems today.

Computer scientists and engineers at Sandia work on a variety of projects that range from research to full life-cycle product development and support. For example, their research activities cover both "bits and bytes" operating systems-level research and leading-edge information technology research in areas such as distributed computing, intelligent agents, and network security. To support Sandia's national security missions, our computer scientists also conduct research in enabling technologies — including meshing, simulation frameworks, and visualization — and key application areas, such as shock physics and electrical-device modeling.

Computer scientists also create prototypical applications, service-oriented architecture solutions, and web-based corporate applications. In addition to developing and testing software for embedded and real-time systems, our computer scientists design and build information systems that transform raw data into crucial knowledge for decision makers.

Key areas for computer scientists and engineers at Sandia

  • Advanced software research & development
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Computational science and mathematics
  • High-performance computing
  • Visualization and scientific computing
  • Advanced computer architectures and systems
  • Algorithms and solvers for massively parallel processing computing
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Cyber security