SciDAC Institutes


DOE Program Manager

Ceren Susut
Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

There are currently 2 SciDAC Institutes with 24 participating institutions and a total annual funding of $12 million. The mission of the SciDAC-4 Institutes is to provide intellectual resources in applied mathematics and computer science, expertise in algorithms and methods, and scientific software tools to advance scientific discovery through modeling and simulation in areas of strategic importance to the SC and DOE.

Specific goals and objectives for the SciDAC Institutes are to support, complement or develop:

  • Tools and resources for lowering the barriers to effectively use state-of-the-art computational systems;
  • Mechanisms for taking on computational grand challenges across different science application areas;
  • Mechanisms for incorporating and demonstrating the value of basic research results from Applied Mathematics and Computer Science; and
  • Plans for building up and engaging our nation's computational science research communities.

Current SciDAC Institutes

FASTMath — Frameworks, Algorithms, and Scalable Technologies for Mathematics
The FASTMath Institute develops and deploys scalable mathematical algorithms and software tools for reliable simulation of complex physical phenomena and collaborates with domain scientists to ensure the usefulness and applicability of FASTMath technologies.

Institute Director: Esmond Ng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

RAPIDS — SciDAC Institute for Computer Science and Data
The RAPIDS Institute solves computer science and data technical challenges for SciDAC and SC science teams, works directly with SC scientists and DOE facilities to adopt and support RAPIDS technologies, and coordinates with other DOE computer science and applied mathematics activities to maximize impact on SC science.

Institute Director: Rob Ross
Argonne National Laboratory