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Mission Statement

In today’s world, the swift advancement of computational power is a cornerstone of progress in various fields, such as artificial intelligence, data visualization, physics simulations, engineering, and biomedical research. However, we observe that rapid growth in hardware capabilities often outpaces concurrent progress in software development and the upskilling of developers. Compounding this issue is the complexity of contemporary computing systems, which integrate networking, storage, processing, and software. The resulting mismatch presents a significant challenge in fully leveraging the potential of next-generation hardware.

In response to the persistent challenges in the software-hardware gap, Colfax is poised to take a proactive stance. Since 1987, Colfax has been at the forefront of building cutting-edge computing tools, including workstations, servers, and clusters. Our commitment has always been centered on adopting and integrating the newest technologies to ensure that our clients stay ahead in the fast-paced technology landscape. Beyond hardware solutions, Colfax has actively contributed to the development of the computational science community through research, expert-level training programs in parallel programming and optimization, and consulting.

Our approach to the current challenges of computing technology adoption problems involves a multifaceted strategy patterned on our past experience with developer enablement for new technologies. It builds on three pillars:

  • Research. We will prepare case studies in the style of academic papers, accompanied by open-sourced and annotated code, that highlight and explain broadly applicable techniques relevant to extracting superior performance from the latest computing platforms. Our experience with our current efforts in this vein suggests there is an enormous and underserved demand for this type of research. Our team, proficient in programming, computer science, and mathematics, will apply their expertise to enhance AI, engineering, and science applications, libraries, and algorithms. 
  • Training. Capitalizing on our wealth of experience, we will develop and provide expert-level training programs, combining face-to-face instruction with self-guided and teacher-led tutorials. Colfax’s training initiatives have stood out in the past due to their hands-on learning approach, allowing participants to engage directly with the latest hardware in real-world scenarios. Taking advantage of Colfax’s position as a system integrator and our experience with custom cloud solutions, we will enable hands-on training modalities to allow the audience of our training programs to learn by doing.
  • Consulting. Colfax will offer specialized consulting services focused on software optimization, catering to the unique needs of our clients.

In championing the convergence of cutting-edge hardware and innovative software, Colfax commits to bridging the persistent gap in computational advancement. Beyond hardware excellence, Colfax undertakes a multifaceted strategy to empower developers through groundbreaking research, expert-level training, and specialized consulting services. Strengthened by our diverse business partnerships, we have set out on a mission to assist the progress of science, engineering, and business endeavors through a synergy of hardware and software expertise.