Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

3. Algorithms for Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) [NATO Groups]

Description: A key to advanced simulation and modeling is the implementation of advanced algorithms, specifically for MPP. Currently only a few countries possess the supporting infrastructure necessary for major research and development in this area. World leaders include the United States, Japan, Germany, and to a lesser extent the United Kingdom and France.

Justification: MPP is an important aspect of the Army's electronic battlefield (EBF) concept, and will contribute significantly to simulation and modeling and virtual reality applications. [This opportunity is closely related to another opportunity (Techniques for MPP and Neural Network Programming).]

Implementation: There is an active DEA that has the potential to contribute to ASTMP goals. Other existing mechanisms exist which also have potential for contribution.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: [email protected]


Mr. Stephen Cohn
Army Research Laboratory
2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1197
e-mail: [email protected]