As an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, San Diego, the San Diego Supercomputer Center is considered a leader in advanced computation and all aspects of “Big Data”, which includes data integration and storage, performance modeling, data mining and predictive analytics, software development, and more. SDSC provides resources, services, and expertise to the national research community including academia, industry, and government. SDSC supports hundreds of multidisciplinary programs spanning a wide variety of domains, from astrophysics and bioinformatics to environmental sciences and health IT.
In the Fall of 2020, SDSC launched its newest National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded supercomputer, Expanse. At over twice the performance of SDSC’s Comet system, Expanse supports SDSC's vision of 'Computing without Boundaries' by increasing the capacity and performance for thousands of users of batch-oriented and science gateway computing, and by providing new capabilities that will enable research increasingly dependent upon heterogeneous and distributed resources composed into integrated and highly usable cyberinfrastructure.