Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

No matter where you are in the country, the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) can link you to high-performance computing (HPC) resources. Nationwide, DREN connects the High Performance Computing Modernization Program's (HPCMP’s) geographically dispersed HPC networks. Military services and associates gain secure, robust access to supercomputers to collaborate with other HPC users in the defense community through the DREN.

The Missile Defense Agency, Department of Defense (DoD) Modeling & Simulation Office, Joint Forces Command, and Defense Threat Reduction Agency all collaborate on HPC networks for Research and Development (R&D) and Test and Evaluation (T&E) programs to benefit the Warfighter.

Today, we have flexibility to enable customers in remote Alaska to access HPC resources in the rural Midwest. High-bandwidth wide-area networks (WAN) transfer data between supercomputing centers close to real-time. The DREN expands the group of HPC users and reaches more minds to solve the hard problems.

Increasing the pace of HPC, the DREN contributes to overall federal agency networking and security through the Large-Scale Network (LSN) and Joint Engineering Team (JET). As elements of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy Interagency Working Group, LSN and JET extend US technological leadership in leading-edge network technologies, and coordinate federal agency networking activities, operations, and plans.