ARL’s basic and applied research in Computational Sciences is focused on advancing the fundamentals of predictive simulation sciences, data intensive sciences, computing sciences, and emerging computing architectures to transform the future of complex Army applications. Gains made through these underpinning multidisciplinary research efforts and exploiting emerging advanced computing systems will lead to scientific breakthroughs that are expected to have significant impact on Army materiel systems. Technologies resulting from this multidisciplinary research, collaboratively with other ARL S&T campaign innovations, will have a significant impact on Power Projection Superiority, Information Supremacy, Lethality & Protection Superiority, and Soldier Performance Augmentation for the Army of 2030.
Computational Sciences uses advanced computing to understand and overcome complex fundamental challenges simultaneous to improving approaches of importance to the Army, including weapon systems design; materials-by-design; information dominated and networked battle command applications; system-of-systems analyses; human performance modeling; platform maneuverability; and tactical supercomputers. There are natural synergies among the challenges facing Computational Sciences and ARL’s other S&T campaigns. Synergistic advances across all campaigns are expected to enable next-generation scientific breakthroughs. The Computational Sciences area heavily relies on ARL’s research expertise and facilities devoted to emerging advanced computing architectures, mobile High Performance Computing (HPC), multi-scale and interdisciplinary predictive simulation sciences, multidimensional distributed data analytics, and computing sciences. Discoveries and innovations made in this area will exert a significant impact on the Army of the future. Computational Sciences technical emphasis areas include Computing Architectures, Computing Sciences, Predictive Simulation Sciences, and Data Intensive Sciences,