ADELPHI, Md. (June 3, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center will host an invitation-only open house at 9 a.m., June 10, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Dale A. Ormond, the director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and event host, invites the media to attend.

The ARL Supercomputing Research Center, which hosts one of the DOD Supercomputing Resource Centers is a state-of-the-art facility that provides cutting-edge computational science research and world-class supercomputing systems in support of research, development, test and evaluation programs for the national defense.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is expected to visit the facility for the first time, along with Dr. John Holdren, from the Office of the White House office of Science and Technology Policy.

Journalists who plan to cover the event are encouraged to contact the ARL Public Affairs Office no later than June 5, to be pre-credentialed due to increased security.

ARL Director Thomas Russell, Ph.D., will talk about ARL's leadership in advanced scientific computing systems since World War II. Ormond, Russell, Dr. John Pellegrino, the Director of the ARL Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, and Dr. Raju Namburu, the Center's Director, will be available for interviews.

Journalists should arrive at the APG Visitor Center no later than 8:15 a.m., 45 minutes prior to the 9 a.m. arrival of the official party (Directions to APG - Attendees will get media access badges on site. Media tours of the facilities will be available.

If you are not able to attend this open house, but would like to receive an electronic press package, this information will be distributed via email upon request.

For further information, or to RSVP, email or call 301-394-1178. To contact the RDECOM Public Affairs Office, call 410-306-4549.

U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America's Soldiers.

RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness -- technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment -- to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it, AMC provides it.