DoD HPC Mod to Double Compute Capacity with Four Petaflop Upgrade

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The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DOD HPCMP) has just completed its largest one-time investment in supercomputing capability supporting the science, engineering, test and acquisition communities of the DoD. The total acquisition is valued at $105 million, and includes $80 million for multiple systems along with an additional $25 million in hardware and software maintenance services. This will more than double the DOD HPCMP’s current sustained computing capability.

This latest acquisition will provide significant capability for DOD scientists and engineers to stretch the boundaries of scientific discovery, expand engineering capabilities and accelerate the delivery of new technologies to the defense communities,” observed John West, director of the HPCMP. The purchase includes seven systems that will collectively provide over 225,000 cores, over 520 gigabytes of memory and a total storage capacity of 23 petabytes. Each system is scheduled to be fully accepted and operational by the end of the calendar year.

The HPC vendors participating in the system deployments include IBM, SGI and Cray, Inc. Read the Full Story.