The Scientific Computing Core (SCC) is the technical backbone of the Flatiron Institute. It develops, deploys and maintains computational infrastructure — from supercomputers to desktop PCs — dedicated solely to the use of Flatiron researchers.
The SCC also creates and disseminates software tools for the wider computational science community, with the goal of ensuring that technology is not the limiting factor of scientific progress. Powering the work of the Flatiron Institute is an on-site high-performance computer cluster comprising 7,000 cores maintained by the SCC, with plans to double the number of cores in the near future. Two off-site supercomputers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, provide Flatiron researchers with additional computational muscle.