More COVID-19 Support at APG: DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Support to the Fight Against COVID-19
The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) is using its supercomputing resources to support the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the Office of Science and Technology Policy High-Performance Computing COVID-19 Consortium, the HPCMP offers access and technical expert support for the program’s open research system, a Cray supercomputer with 15,000 cores. The platform is set up outside of the sensitive “official use only” environment and can easily support academics on short notice.
DoD researchers have also completed significant work on supercomputers, particularly in support of a joint urgent operational request from the Commander, U.S. Transportation Command. The project examines methods for mitigating risk to aircrews and medical attendants’ potential airlift of COVID-19 passengers using the Air Force. It also uses program subject matter experts to conduct computational fluid dynamics studies of airflow and droplets through an aircraft’s interior. This work is being run on supercomputers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Defense Shared Resource Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and leverages efforts on software developed and procured by HPCMP.