Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

An Institute is a critical mass of experts focused on using computational science and high performance computing (HPC) to solve the Department of Defense's (DoD’s) highest priority challenges. With cross-Service and Agency teams and a multi-disciplinary approach, Institutes transform traditional operational processes with computational insight by using legacy or newly-developed computational tools. Institutes, using high performance computing (HPC) solutions, resolve DoD’s technology problems by achieving the following goals:

  • Enhance existing Service/Agency high-priority projects.
  • Utilize science and technology resources to develop, apply, and transition DoD HPC software applications.
  • Build HPC experience in defense laboratories, engineering, and test centers for defense applications among DoD industrial and academic scientists and engineers.
  • Leverage other HPC efforts across the DoD, government, industry, and academia.

The following lists descriptions of Institutes:

Blast Protection for Platforms and Personnel Institute (BPPPI)

Institute Lead: Dr. Scott Kukuck

The goal of this Institute is to deliver a common computational science environment for the integration of software tools necessary to conduct analyses in the pursuit of protection solutions for platforms and personnel against blasts.


High Power Microwave Institute (HPMI)

Institute Lead: Dr. Robert Peterkin

The vision of the Institute is to enable seamless integrated end-to-end simulation, design and optimization of high-power microwave weapons, to provide revolutionary capabilities to the Warfighter.


Mobile Network Modeling Institute (MNMI)

Institute Lead: Dr. Raju Namburu

MNMI advances multi-disciplinary expertise and software tools that transform the ways in which the DoD models, simulates, emulates, and experiments with dynamic, reconfigurable mobile warfighter networks.


Multi-Scale Reactive Modeling & Simulation Institute (MSRMI)

Institute Lead: Dr. Betsy Rice

MSRMI supports the development of a science-based capability to simulate munitions response to insults through adequately capturing the effects that microstructural heterogeneities impose on macroscopic events.


Continuing HSAIs