Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

The High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office (HPCMPO) manages its HPC resources usage through two mechanisms—organizationally-controlled allocation of available computer time, and monitoring of actual system utilization. These mechanisms involve interactions among HPC system users, Service/Agency Approval Authorities (S/AAAs), and the HPCMPO to the DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers (DSRCs) and their local management systems.

The HPCMPO has implemented a secure, Web-based system for managing its computing resources: the Portal to the Information Environment (pIE). The goal of the system is to provide the HPCMP community with an application that:

  1. Simplifies the process for customers to document HPC requirements
  2. Provides convenient access to system-wide information
  3. Improves information sharing/gathering among HPCMP associated sites
  4. Standardizes data exchange/reporting
  5. Integrates data into a common information architecture

Since its introduction, pIE has expanded to include tracking software requests, approving and monitoring access to HPCMP resources outside the United States, tracking UNIX groups, and providing customized reports.