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The purpose of this study was to identify key potential users of high-performance computing (HPC) within the Army science and technology community and any barriers that prevent full use of current and planned HPC resources. A main study goal was to help develop an Army HPC strategy and build an HPC initiative that facilitates that strategy, thereby allowing the Army to compete effectively for Department of Defense HPC resources and to ensure that they are used for maximum effect in attacking the most difficult and computationally intensive research problems critical to future force and future combat systems achievement. Particular attention was given to applications of HPC in biotechnology and biomedicine and modeling and simulation of complex battlefield wireless network communication systems.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    HPC: What Is It? Where Is It Going?

  • Chapter Three

    Overview of Current HPC Use Within Army R&D

  • Chapter Four

    A Focus on Biotech/Biomed Applications

  • Chapter Five

    A Focus on C4ISR Network Modeling and Simulation

  • Chapter Six

    Common Tools and Techniques Across Bio and Network Application Areas

  • Chapter Seven

    Findings

  • Chapter Eight

    Recommendations

  • Appendix

    November 17, 2004, Army R&D HPC Workshop

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