The Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has established DoD Frontier Projects to enable research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), and acquisition engineering outcomes that would not be achievable using typically available HPCMP resources. There are two types of Frontier projects: 1) Foundational Research and Engineering, and 2) Applied Acquisition and Sustainment.
Applied Acquisition and Sustainment Frontier Projects address DoD design, development, and test and evaluation projects; they focus on programs of record, test and evaluation, and quick response science and technology for urgent operational requirements. This type of project is generally more time-critical, and has shorter execution timelines than a Foundational Research and Engineering project. An Applied Acquisition and Sustainment project is expected to use 10’s of millions of core-hours per year over a 3 month to 2-year period. An Applied Acquisition and Sustainment project will benefit from higher system priority that shortens timelines with enhanced throughput.
Due to the occasionally unpredictable timelines or changes for acquisition, test, and sustainment programs, the HPCMP offers an option to apply for and start Applied Acquisition and Sustainment Frontier Projects outside the proposal cycle. The procedures for an out-of-cycle request for Applied Acquisition and Sustainment Projects are available here.
Resource Management consists of five major activities that accomplish these goals:
- Frontier Projects
- Applied Acquisition and Sustainment Frontier Projects Out-of-Cycle Request(Authentication required)
- Requirements Document & Analysis(Authentication required)
- Metrics Management(Authentication required)
- Specialized Requirements for High-Performance Computing