About SDSC

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego is a leader in high-performance and data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure.

Cyberinfrastructure refers to an accessible, integrated network of computer-based resources and expertise, focused on accelerating scientific inquiry and discovery.

SDSC provides resources, services and expertise to the local, regional, and national research community, including industry and academia. It supports hundreds of multidisciplinary programs spanning a wide variety of domains.

SDSC participates in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS) and also was a partner in the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program, both advanced collections of integrated digital resources and services.

One of SDSC's newest resources is Expanse. Funded by the NSF, Expanse provides new capabilities for research by increasing the capacity and performance for thousands of users of batch-oriented and science gateway computing.

Voyager, SDSC's newest NSF-funded supercomputer, is designed for exploration of artificial intelligence (AI) processors in science and engineering research. The first-of-its-kind system in the NSF resource portfolio incorporates Intel's Habana Labs AI training and inference accelerators to provide high-performance, high-efficiency AI compute.

SDSC was founded in 1985 with a $170 million grant from the NSF Supercomputer Centers program. SDSC's history includes pioneering advances in data storage and cloud computing, from which have emerged several Centers of Excellence in the areas of large-scale data management, predictive analytics, health IT services, workflow automation and internet analysis.

Please see our timeline for more details about SDSC's history:

SDSC Timeline