The Research and Analysis Center (TRAC) at Army Futures Command conducts studies that will inform the service’s acquisition and doctrine for decades to come. Their work supports development programs such as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft. High demand for TRAC’s tools and models outpaced TRAC’s in-house resources, requiring an alternative workflow.
HPCMP’s PET program created a dynamic, load-balanced workflow for TRAC that takes advantage of HPCMP’s parallel computing resources. PET validated the workflow with two of TRAC’s studies. A workload that took more than eight hours to complete on TRAC’s in-house systems took just 71 minutes on systems at the U.S. Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory DoD Supercomputing Resource Center.
Implementing this new workflow increases TRAC’s ability to handle increased study load, shortens timelines, and reduces competition for resources among study teams. Ultimately, this will maintain their ability to conduct studies that inform how the US Army fights the wars of the next decades.