Until June 2009, UH was a member of the team that runs the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Office (HPCMO) User Productivity Enhancement and Technology Transfer(PET) program. The HPCMO mission is to provide world-class, high-end high performance computing capability to the DoD sceintific communities. Within the HPCMO, the PET program is responsible for gathering and deploying the best ideas, algorithms, and software tools emerging from the national high performance computing infrastructure into the DoD user community.
In 2004 - 2006, UH participated in the education and outreach program through successful Summer Intern applicants, three (3) Summer Institutes held at UH Manoa, and a successful Faculty Internship in 2006.
The Education and Outreach program for the nation for the HPCMO was managed by Dr. Susan T. Brown, of the ITS Dept. at UH Manoa.
We also have had, and continue to have, projects funded under the PET program, notably projects in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Technical Area, with Dr. Marcelo Kobayashi, and in Climate, Weather, and Ocean Modeling (CWO), with Dr. Tim Li.
PET Internships were from 8 weeks to 12 weeks in duration, and the students were paid a competitive salary, as well as provided housing. They worked on specific DoD projects with mentors from the PET team and DoD users. The students obtained useful skills and knowledge that can be applied in UH research as well as facilitate future collaboration with DoD researchers. The PET Intern Program ended after the Summer 2006 term. The following UH students obtained summer positions in the highly competitive PET Intern Program.
Each year, there were between 80 and 90 applicants from universities nation-wide for 28 - 35 spots. To learn more about the entire intern program, go to the PET Online Knowledge Center and look under the UTC area.
Summer Institutes are 2-week programs, held at Minority Institutions, and primarily for undergraduate students, that introduce the students to HPC. UH held 3 Summer Institutes under the PET Program, in 2004, 2005, and 2006.