Our targets include computer architecture, VLSI, compilers and other software tools that maximize high-end use. Division activities similarly range from basic research, such as compiler theory, to applied science, such as “serious games” that teach users to handle strenuous situations. Among likely applications: boosting scientific productivity, military training efficacy, space hardware reliability and other real-world challenges.
We work in three basic areas:
- VLSI, including polymorphic computing, RADHARD, fault-tolerant multi-core architectures and trusted foundry;
- Compilers for high-end applications, multi-core devices and automatic performance tuning, including leadership of a Department of Energy initiative to deliver petascale performance on the world’s most massive supercomputers; and
- Forces modeling of conflict simulations with up to one million entities; high-performance computing to support visuals for these simulations; interest-managed communication for secure group interaction; and distributed data management.
Computational Sciences exemplifies ISI’s commitment to pursuing promising ideas across traditional disciplinary and organizational boundaries. Led by Division Director Robert F. Lucas, our work spans technologies, research approaches, ISI Divisions and collaborations with leading research institutions nationwide