Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program


Purpose: The Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) established DoD Frontier Projects to enable the exploration of research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) and acquisition engineering outcomes that would not be achievable using typically available HPCMP resources. Frontier Projects pursue outcomes aligned with DoD mission priorities and are supported by multi-year commitments of exceptional amounts of high performance computing (HPC) computational resources (i.e., 100s of millions of core-hours per year).

Eligibility: All Frontier Projects must be sponsored by a DoD government scientist/engineer and must use HPCMP resources to enhance mission impact and capability. Principal investigators for Frontier Projects may be scientists or engineers from government, industry, or academia. If the principal investigator is a DoD government scientist/engineer, there is no need to name a separate DoD sponsor.

For proposal instructions, please refer to the Call for FY 2018 Frontier Projects Proposals [PDF Version]