Recently at ISC’13, IDC announced that is has had once again recognized the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) for outstanding achievements on behalf of the DOD mission using HPC technologies and expertise. This is the third year in a row that the HPCMP has won IDC Innovation Excellence awards, bringing the program’s total to five.
The first award recognized the ROI of HPCMP-supported efforts to improve the effectiveness of the DOD’s armor and anti-armor portfolio. These efforts, led by DOD’s science and technology laboratories, applied state-of-the-art computational technologies and hardware to reduce time and risk in developing and refining armor/anti-armor technologies, while improving the quality of information available to designers, end users and decision makers. HPCMP capabilities resulted in improvements to the department with a return on investment ranging from 257 to 585 percent. The second award recognized a newly-developed high-fidelity, end-to-end framework for modeling fuel venting and injection in combustion engines. Precisely accounting for the sequence of events occurring from the moment the liquid fuel jet is introduced to combustion in the gas-phase allowed detailed modeling of strongly-coupled physical phenomena, including primary and secondary break-up and droplet evaporation. The enhanced computational capabilities support high-speed aero-propulsive applications such as missile-fuel venting and scramjet liquid fuel injection simulations.
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