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OSS Awarded $36 Million Contract to Provide Flash Storage Arrays for Military Radar Application

Today One Stop Systems announced a five-year sole source agreement valued at $36 million to provide flash storage arrays to a prime contractor for the U.S. Navy. The systems will be used within state-of-the-art Navy surveillance aircraft deployed worldwide. “Under the agreement, OSS will supply full mil-spec flash storage systems that include removable canisters, allowing collected data to be removed from the aircraft and transferred to ground stations. The systems store real-time data collected from advanced airborne sensors (AAS), including radar and other sensors. The contract includes airborne and ground systems, spare canisters and support services.”

AMD to Power Two Cray CS500 Systems at Army Research Centers

Today Cray announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has selected two Cray CS500 systems for its High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) annual technology procurement known as TI-18. The Army Research Lab (ARL) and the U.S. Army Engineering and Research Development Center (ERDC) will each deploy a Cray CS500 to help serve the U.S. through accelerated research in science and technology. The two contracts are valued at more than $46M and the CS500 systems are expected to be delivered to ARL and ERDC in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Defense Department is testing a Shipping Container Supercomputer

The Defense Department is testing a Shipping Container Supercomputer. “The $12 million contract provides for a supercomputing system housed in a shipping container with on-board power conditioning and cooling, along with the corresponding hardware and software maintenance services. The “HPC in a Container” is designed to be deployable to the tactical edge and deployment opportunities to remote locations are currently being evaluated.”

A World of Opportunities for HPC and AI

In this special guest feature, Dr. Eng Lim Goh from HPE shares the endless possibilities of supercomputing and AI, and the challenges that stand in the way. “Can AI systems continue to learn and evolve based on historical data, and then predict – with breakneck speed – the exact time to buy or sell stocks? Of course they can – and with precision that comes close to replicating other predictive models, and usually in a fraction of the time.”

HPE wins $57 Million Supercomputing Contract for DoD Modernization Program

Today HPE announced it has been selected to provide new supercomputers for the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) to accelerate the development and acquisition of advanced national security capabilities. “The DoD’s continuous investment in supercomputing innovation is a clear testament to this development and an important contribution to U.S. national security. HPE has been a strategic partner with the HPCMP for two decades, and we are proud that the DoD now significantly extends this partnership, acknowledging HPE’s sustained leadership in high performance computing.”

Mapping of the Opportunities for Government, Academia, and Industry Engagement in HPC

Mark Sims (DoD) and Bob Sorensen from Hyperion Research gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee. Here, they demonstrate an exciting new tool that aims to map HPC centers across the USA.

Jonathan Poggie from Purdue Wins DoD Computing Award

Associate Professor Jonathan Poggie and his team from Purdue have received a large research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for supercomputing resources. The award enables science and technology research that would not be possible without extraordinary computer resources. “Poggie is the principal investigator for a new U.S. Department of Defense high-performance computing modernization program beginning in October, entitled “Prediction of Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition through Direct Numerical Simulation.” The project is focused on making conventional hypersonic wind tunnels more useful for vehicle design by helping designers work through the noise and turbulence present in the tunnels and allowing them to more accurately interpret the results of the wind tunnel tests.”

Engility To Provide NOAA With HPC Expertise

Today Engility announced $14 million in task order awards from NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Engility scientists will conduct HPC software development and optimization, help users gain scientific insights, and maintain cyber security controls on NOAA’s R&D High Performance Computing System. These services assist NOAA GFDL in enhancing and advancing their HPC capability to explore and understand climate and weather. “As we saw with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a deeper understanding of climate and weather are critical to America’s preparedness, infrastructure and security stance,” said Lynn Dugle, CEO of Engility. “Engility has been at the forefront of leveraging HPC to advance scientific discovery and solve the toughest engineering problems. HPC is, and will continue to be, an area of high interest and value among our customers as they seek to analyze huge and ever-expanding data sets.”

Mellanox 10/40 Gig Ethernet Switches Approved for DoD Networks

Today Mellanox announced the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has approved the Mellanox SwitchX series of 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches for use on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks. This move comes as a direct result of the DISA awarding Mellanox Federal Systems the Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certification for the Mellanox SwitchX series of Ethernet switches.

Video: Panel on US Plans for Advancing HPC with NSCI

In this video plus transcripts from the 2015 HPC User Forum in Broomfield, Bob Sorensen from IDC moderates a panel discussion on the the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). “Established by an Executive Order by President Obama, the National Strategic Computing Initiative has a mission to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades. As part of the effort, NSCI will foster the deployment of exascale supercomputers to take on the nation’s Grand Challenges.”