The MHPCC DSRC, established in 1993, is an Air Force research Laboratory (AFRL) Center managed by the University of Hawaii under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The MHPCC DSRC operates as one of the five DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers in the DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The MHPCC DSRC allocates more than 70,000,000 computational hours annually to the HPCMP Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation community.
The MHPCC DSRC provides computational resources for the Department of Defense's scientific computational needs through their support of DoD "Challenge Projects" and other government users. The Center also supports the Directed Energy Directorate's Maui Space Surveillance System. Located atop 10,000-foot Mt. Haleakala, the Space Surveillance System is used for imaging and tracking of space objects.
The MHPCC DSRC's Terascale High Performance Computing resources showcase a wide range of technologies which includes, Riptide, an IBM iDataPle populated with two Intel Sandy Bridge 8-core processors. Riptide uses the FDR 10 Infiniband interconnect and uses IBM's General Parallel File System (GPFS). Riptide has 756 compute nodes with Direct Water Cooling; memory is not shared across the nodes. Each diskless compute node has two 8-core processors (16 cores) with its own Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, sharing 32 GBytes of memory. Riptide is rated at 251.6 peak TFLOPS.
The MHPCC DSRC offers an innovative environment for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. This includes:
The MHPCC DSRC is a national resource at the forefront of High Performance Computing and has established itself as a leader in the Department of Defense research and development community. Chartered to support a diverse base of DoD and other government users, the MHPCC DSRC is facilitating the collaborations needed to solve tomorrow's complex computational problems today.