More data can be a good thing, but only when you have the tools to effectively use it.

U.S. Armed Forces engineers gather lots of information as they evaluate new weapons systems using the Advanced Joint Effectiveness Model (AJEM). Managed by the Data Analysis Center at the U.S. Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL), AJEM’s primary uses are for ballistic survivability, vulnerability, and lethality analyses.

In recent years, high-performance computing capabilities have made this tool even more useful for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The ARL DoD Supercomputing Resource Center, one of HPCMP’s five DSRCs, provides computational support for AJEM.

“We can speed up analysis quite considerably with the performance power of HPC — not only with the architecture behind it but with the software and resources HPC has,” said one ARL software developer.