The Advanced Computing, Mathematics, and Data (ACMD) Division focuses on basic and applied computing research encompassing data and computational engineering, data science, machine intelligence, high-performance computing, and applied mathematics to support R&D efforts spanning across all Pacific Northwest National Laboratory mission areas.
Our scientists and engineers design next-generation algorithms to analyze, model, and visualize complex systems; develop new artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methods and tools; apply co-design principles to optimize the performance and energy efficiency of future heterogeneous and reconfigurable computing systems; develop, deploy, and operate advanced software and data architectures; apply mathematical modeling and simulation to discover new chemicals and materials; and contribute to advance autonomic control for cyber-enabled infrastructures.
Using public data from the entire 1,500-square-mile Los Angeles metropolitan area, PNNL researchers reduced the time needed to create a traffic congestion model by an order of magnitude, from hours to minutes.
Tracking down nefarious users is just one example of work at PNNL’s Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation, a computing proving ground supported by DOE’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers used machine learning to explore the largest water clusters database, identifying—with the most accurate neural network—important information about this life-essential molecule.