The High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) was initiated in 1992 in response to congressional direction to modernize the Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories' high performance computing (HPC) capabilities. The HPCMP was assembled out of a collection of small high performance computing departments, each with a rich history of supercomputing experience that had independently evolved within the Army, Air Force, and Navy laboratories and test centers.
HPC tools solve complicated and time-consuming problems. Researchers expand their toolkit to solve modern military and security problems using HPC hardware and software. Programs can assess technical and management risks, such as performance, time, available resources, cost, and schedule. Through HPC solutions, programs gain knowledge to protect our military through new weapons systems, prepare U.S. aircraft for overseas deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, and assist long-term weather predictions to plan humanitarian and military operations throughout the world.
The HPCMP supports DOD objectives through research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E). Scientists and engineers that focus on science and technology (S&T) to solve complex defense challenges benefit from HPC innovation. The HPCMP is organized into three components to achieve its goals. These components are:
DOD Supercomputing Resource Center
Software Applications Support