Today Cray announced two supercomputing contract awards totaling more than $40 million to provide the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) with three Cray XC30 supercomputers and two Cray Sonexion storage systems. News of the awards came out last week, and today’s announcement includes additional details about the systems.
Supercomputing is a critical enabler for the wide variety of science, technology, test, evaluation, and acquisition engineering communities that the DOD HPC Modernization Program supports,” observed John West, director of the DOD’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Modernization Program. “These new systems are a key component of our strategy of making sure the DOD’s scientists and engineers have access to the most modern, capable, and usable computational tools available. We are especially pleased that the successful completion of this purchase marks the realization of the potential value of our streamlined process for large system acquisition, with benefits for both the government and our commercial partners.”
Cray will deliver a Cray XC30 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) located at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Cray will also deliver two Cray XC30 supercomputers and a Cray Sonexion storage system to the Navy DOD Supercomputing Resource Center (Navy DSRC) located at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.