Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

Commitment to support the Warfighter and protect our nation drives the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) mission. To accomplish this mission, the HPCMP focuses on five goals:

Maintain Leadership

  • Continue to effectively deliver high performance computing capabilities to the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) community
  • Pursue new service delivery models that better align the Services with unique customer requirements

Expand the Base

  • Expand the application of HPC into emerging and non-traditional DoD mission areas

Increase Customer Productivity

  • Provide portal tools that will support the seamless execution of workflows, make HPC services easily consumable by the next-generation workforce, and address the security barriers associated with connecting distributed desktops to centralized resources
  • Inject emerging applicable technologies into HPCMP service delivery model

Exploit Next-Generation Technologies

  • Anticipate and exploit next-generation HPC technologies
    • Involvement in exa-scale initiatives, research investments in future HPC capabilities
    • The development of a software investment strategy that will position the DoD to efficiently consume future computing and communications capabilities

Develop the Workforce

  • Develop and provide materials and experiences that create both a computationally literate technical workforce for the DoD and a cadre of computational professionals to provision HPC services
    • Investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, support for internships, and involvement in national initiatives that attract and engage with the next-generation workforce

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