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High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Advances in genomics, proteomics, and imaging are rapidly increasing the volume of data that informs cancer research. At the same time, new tools and techniques for analysis, simulation and data management provide powerful opportunities both for tackling existing problems and for exploring new scientific landscapes. In order to manage the data explosion and take full advantage of new analytical tools and techniques, researchers need high-end computing support.

The High-Performance Computing (HPC) Program aims to foster the expanded use of an HPC ecosystem to accelerate advances in predictive oncology research and clinical applications. The program aims to develop the computational and data science ecosystem by addressing critical needs in computing, data transfer, data management, exploration and education in these areas required to advance NCI's mission.

Tools and techniques for analysis, simulation and data management provide powerful opportunities both for tackling existing problems and for exploring new scientific landscapes.  Tools and techniques for Predictive Modeling and Simulation, such as molecular dynamics and computational chemistry;  analysis, search and comparison tools, which employ data science and modern analytic techniques and Data Transformation and Management of both genomic information and images provide powerful opportunities both for tackling existing problems and for exploring new scientific landscapes.