Computational Sciences

Computational Sciences Campaign Plan

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.

MISSION: To discover, innovate, and transition S&T capabilities that (1) harness the potential of computational sciences and emerging high-performance computers (HPC) to maintain the superiority of Army materiel systems through predictive modeling and simulation technologies; (2) facilitate information dominance, distributed maneuver operations, and human sciences through computational data intensive sciences; and (3) significantly increase and tailor advanced computing architectures and computing sciences technologies on the forefront to enable land power dominance.

VISION: Computational science and the applications of advanced computing technologies will accelerate the United States Army's strategic land power dominance through critical research developments. Strategic and transformative developments in Computational Science will poise the Army of 2030 and beyond as the world's dominant land force. The desired end state is to leverage the full range of S&T enablers to position the Army to excel in distributed operations and increasingly complex operational environments.

These foundational pillars and key enablers strongly support the Computational Sciences Campaign to provide an adaptive, agile, and Army-relevant program devoted to addressing significant S&T challenges for Army critical applications. The areas of emphasis include Predictive Simulation Sciences; Data Intensive Sciences; Computing Architectures; and Computing Sciences.

Predictive Simulation Sciences concentrates on understanding and exploiting the fundamental aspects of verified and validated computational simulations that predict the response of complex Army systems and guide Army materiel design, particularly in cases where routine experimental tests are extremely difficult to conduct or not feasible.

Data Intensive Sciences focuses on understanding and exploiting the fundamental aspects of large-scale, multi-dimensional data analytics. Experiments, observations, and numerical simulations are on the verge of generating petabyte-quantities of data. These massive amounts of data are distributed across disparate locations and pose a challenge in providing real-time analytics that support U. S. military operations.

Computing Architectures concentrates on understanding and exploiting the fundamental aspects of hardware and associated system software for emergent and future computing architectures for mobile, scientific, and data intensive applications. Computing systems include both mobile and fixed/virtual architectures optimized for fast communications, low power consumption, large hierarchical memory, novel and robust algorithms, high resiliency, and HPC networking.

Computing Sciences concentrates on understanding and exploiting the fundamental aspects of computer science research related to ease of programming, computing environments, languages, and reusable programming models for Army specific applications.


Last Update / Reviewed: February 5, 2015