Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

The following list describes Institutes that are now sustained by their sponsoring agency and no longer supported by HPCMP:

Institute for Maneuverability and Terrain Physics Simulation (IMTPS)

Institute Leader: Dr. David A. Horner

Institute for Manueuverability and Terrain Physics Simulation (IMTPS)The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the lead in research and development within the DoD in mobility, counter-mobility, survivability, sustainment engineering, and topography. This Institute counters the current fragmented approach to solving problems of maneuverability and will foster a culture within DoD in which high-fidelity simulation is used to attack problems hindering maneuverability. The Institute focuses on simulating near-surface environmental processes to support: detection of landmines, improvised explosive devices, and unexploded ordnance; the use of unattended ground sensor networks; analysis of maneuver and traffic-ability; and remote sensing of denied areas. The goal is a versatile, high-fidelity, simulation capability that provides unprecedented realism for computational research and materiel prototyping, thus minimizing field testing, shortening development cycles, and ensuring robust operational capabilities.

Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Institute for Force Health Protection (BHSAI)

Institute Lead: Dr. Jaques Reifman

Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Institute for Force Health Protection (BHSAI)The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command establishes an Institute to serve as an interdisciplinary, tri-Service resource to develop and apply HPC applications that will accelerate research and development of militarily necessary medical products for Force Health Protection. This first-of-its-kind endeavor includes the expansion of a cross-trained workforce with modern computational skills and improved biomedical knowledge. The Institute is built on HPC experience and expertise within the DoD to deliver the best medical and non-medical biotechnology solutions to protect and treat our warfighters. The Institute takes advantage of the revolution in biotechnology and leverages the synergistic relationships between lab experiments and HPC simulations.

Battlespace Environments Institute (BEI)

Institute Lead: Mr. Richard Allard

Battlespace Environments Institute (BEI)The Battlespace Environments Institute, located at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, includes the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Oceanography Division, personnel from the NRL's Ocean and Marine Meteorology divisions and from the Air Force Weather Agency. This Institute migrates existing DoD climate/weather/ocean modeling and simulation, environmental quality modeling and simulation and space weather applications to the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) and assist in transitioning non-DoD ESMF applications to DoD. Establishing a DoD BEI within the broad ESMF allows DoD to tailor access to 19 major earth system modeling components and 30 ESMF applications to meet its requirements. The BEI results in cross-service and cross-agency collaborations and savings, and the rapid transfer of new models to support the DoD Battlespace Environments Mission and augments ESMF with capabilities needed for the DoD battlespace environment. The BEI becomes the primary means to couple earth system components within DoD.

HPC Software Applications Institute for Space Situational Awareness (HSAI-SSA)

Institute Lead: Dr. Chris Sabol

HPC Software Applications Institute for Space Situational Awareness (HSAI-SSA)The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate establishes an Institute at the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) site. Home to the largest telescope in the DoD inventory, AMOS has a crucial role in acquiring, processing and disseminating near-real-time satellite data as a contributing sensor to the United States Strategic Command SSA mission. AMOS is also home to one of the largest DoD supercomputing sites, which includes a strong software development team with a mission to provide world-class HPC capability and advanced software development services to DoD research, science, and warfighter communities. The Institute addresses two top priority capability shortfalls in the SSA community: space object characterization/change detection and knowledge fusion/ knowledge repository. The Institute applies the power of HPC and advanced algorithms to identify the functionality, capability, mission, status, and health of space objects. Also, by combining information from multiple sensors and multiple databases, knowledge fusion is performed to provide enhanced object characterization and continuous change detection and reporting. These applications enable the Warfighters to better perform their space control missions by providing them more accurate, more detailed, more complete and timely information.

Institute for HPC Applications to Air Armament (IHAAA)

Institute Lead: Mr. Steven Ellison

Institute for HPC Applications to Air Armament (IHAAA)This Institute teams Air Force, Army, and Navy resources with the software Capability Maturity Model (CMM) level V certified 96th Communications Group at the Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. IHAAA enables the air armament enterprise to meet our nation's Warfighter needs with fewer dollars and less risk by unifying existing fragmented capabilities within participating tri-Service organizations and by more efficient use of HPC resources. It identifies and integrates new technologies and rebuilds and restructures existing Service-generated software using formal software engineering procedures that build acquisition community confidence. Greater accuracy and rapid production of HPC solutions enable early detection of problem areas in new systems and provide quicker reaction to Warfighter needs.

HPC Institute for Advanced Rotorcraft Modeling and Simulation (HI-ARMS)

Institute Lead: Dr. Roger Strawn

HPC Institute for Advances Rotocraft Modeling and Simulation (HI-ARMS)The Aeroflightdynamics Directorate of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center establishes an institute at the Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. HI-ARMS significantly increases domestic capability to analyze and design future rotorcraft systems to meet heavy-lift requirements of the Department of Defense. The physics-based software products focus on validated rotorcraft models on HPC platforms with optimized solution quality, throughput, and cost.