Today SGI announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a supercomputer contract as part of a technology insertion for their High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The contract, part of the DoD’s ongoing initiative to improve HPC resources, is intended to bolster the compute capabilities of the DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), to improve mission-critical research and drive innovation throughout the United States Armed Forces.
SGI looks forward to working closely with the DoD’s High Performace Computing Modernization Program to enhance its HPC environment and help drive knowledge discovery in the United States Armed Forces,” said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. “The ICE X system we are delivering to ERDC provides them with the very best in speed, scale, and efficiency, matching the computational expertise and advanced knowledge of the DoD’s engineers and researchers.”
The HPCMP was implemented to help the DoD analyze and overcome its most significant challenges, to improve how the DoD operates through the research of new theories, and to acquire new technology with real-time analysis of critical information to enable more informed decisions. HPC technology allows for the DoD Research, Development, Test and Evaluation community to have unparalleled access to insights that would be too costly, dangerous, or time-intensive to gather through traditional means.
The ERDC DSRC will deploy an SGI ICE X system, utilizing the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family to achieve peak computing power. The deployment also includes an SGI InfiniteStorage 5600 high performance storage system based NetApp E-Series technology, running Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software to allow for faster access to crucial information. At 4.6 Petaflops, the SGI system will be the fastest unclassified supercomputer in the DoD.
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