Data are everywhere in today’s world. From the phones in our hands, to the networks that run our homes and communities, to the scientific instrumentation that helps us discover the mysteries of the world—the deluge of data is staggering. This size, velocity, and complexity often make it difficult to gain clarity and extract value.
PNNL’s computing research—from basic to applied—encompasses data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, and semantic and human language technologies. Our scientists and engineers are developing and applying advanced theories, methods, and models to domains in machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development.
By combining engineering and operations domain expertise and creative integration of advanced hardware and software, we deliver advanced computational solutions that address complex data and analytic challenges. Working in multidisciplinary teams, we connect research to engineering to operations, providing the tools necessary to innovate quickly and field results faster. Our strengths are integrated across the data analytics lifecycle—from data acquisition and management, to analysis, to decision support.
With a strong focus on collaboration, PNNL and the University of Washington established the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing (NIAC). This physical and virtual center is designed to advance the impact of computing for transformational discoveries. PNNL is also a participating lab in the Exascale Computing Project, a collaborative effort of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration designed to meet DOE’s national security and scientific needs.
Our computing research approaches are rooted in a scientific perspective founded on basic and applied research and analysis. We partner with government agencies and industry, performing research and development to deliver solutions to protect the nation’s critical strategic assets and address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.