Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) completed a portion of its fiscal year 2022 investment in supercomputing capability supporting the DoD Science and Technology (S&T), Test and Evaluation (T&E), and Acquisition Engineering (AE) communities. The acquisition consists of a single supercomputing system with corresponding hardware and software maintenance services. At 9 petaFLOPs, this procurement will increase the DoD HPCMP's aggregate supercomputing capability to ~120 petaFLOPs. This system significantly enhances the Program’s capability to support the Department of Defense’s most demanding computational challenges.

The new supercomputer will be installed at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC), and will serve users from all the services and agencies of the Department.

The ERDC DSRC in Vicksburg, MS, will receive an HPE EX system containing AMD EPYC (Genoa) processors. The architecture of the system is as follows:

  • An HPE EX-4000 system of 277,248 AMD EPYC “Genoa” compute cores, 563 terabytes of memory, 5 petabytes of usable storage, including 4 PB of NVMe-based solid state storage, and compute access to the center’s centralized storage

The system is expected to enter production service in calendar year 2023.

About the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP)

The HPCMP provides the Department of Defense supercomputing capabilities, high-speed network communications and computational science expertise that enable DoD scientists and engineers to conduct a wide range of focused research and development, test and evaluation, and acquisition engineering activities. This partnership puts advanced technology in the hands of U.S. forces more quickly, less expensively, and with greater certainty of success. Today, the HPCMP provides a comprehensive advanced computing environment for the DoD that includes unique expertise in software development and system design, powerful high performance computing systems, and a premier wide-area research network. The HPCMP is managed on behalf of the Department of Defense by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center located in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

For more information, visit our website at:https://www.hpc.mil.


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