Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

The CREATE element of the HPCMP represents a portfolio of investments for development, deployment, and maintenance of software applications in response to critical capability requirements of the DoD acquisition community.  The CREATE portfolio was established to meet the challenge of significantly reducing aquisition time, risk , and cost, while increasing weapon system agility, flexibility, and performance.  These applications enable physics-based firtual prototyping and testing analysis for major DoD acquisition programs and include the following areas:

  • Air vehicle design (AV)
  • Foundational technologies (FT)
  • Ground vehicle design (GV)
  • Radio frequency antenna design (RF)
  • Ship design (SH)
  • Educational software (Genesis) 

CREATE is a federated program approved in the DoD 2006 Program Objective Memorandum (POM) process, with funding starting in 2008.  The CREATE Program is part of the Tri-Service Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computer Modernization Program (HPCMP),  The HPCMP is executed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Developmnt Center (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  CREATE tools are currently employed by more than 289 DoD acquisition engineering organizations from government, industry, and academia.

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For additional information, please contact the CREATE Program Office: CREATE[at]