Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

The High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) delivers world-class commercial, high-end, high-performance computational capabilities to the Department of Defense's (DoD’s) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) community through its five DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers (DSRCs).

More information can be found at the HPC Centers website.

The DSRCs provide DoD scientists and engineers with the resources necessary to solve the most demanding computational problems. Each Center is a robust collection of high performance computing (HPC) capabilities which include: large-scale HPC systems, high-speed networking, multi-petabyte archival mass storage systems, and customer support services. Complementing our DSRCs and providing additional services to the DoD HPC community are four Affiliated Resource Centers (ARCs), an HPC Help Desk, and a Data Analysis and Assessment Center (DAAC). Our Centers enable scientific productivity for HPCMP customers using a potent combination of synchronized resource, workload, and enterprise system management services.

Collectively the Centers:

  • Support some of the world's largest computational projects.
  • Deliver an aggregate of 6.7 billion processor hours of computing power per year and over 26 PetaFLOPS of computing capability via numerous HPC systems (supercomputers).
  • Maintain mass storage archives with an aggregate storage capability in excess of 50 PetaBytes.
  • Connect users to HPC systems via high-speed networks at speeds up to 10 gigabits/sec.

Centers assist customers through collaboration, technology, and service support.

All five Centers were provided new supercomputing capabilities from Cray, Inc., IBM and SGI during the latest supercomputer acquisition cycle. These supercomputers enable the DoD science and research communities to test and model defense systems that cannot be modeled in the real-world due to time, financial, physical or safety constraints. In some cases, they can accomplish this work in a matter of hours as opposed to the days, weeks, or even months that traditional research methods can require.


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