Cray to Modernize DoD Computing, Storage Systems

ITphotoCray Inc. has been awarded a $26 million contract to provide a supercomputer and data storage platform for the Defense Department‘s high-performance computing modernization program.

The company is scheduled to install its XC computing and Sonexion storage systems later this year at the Army Research Laboratory’s DoD Supercomputing Resource Center, Cray said Sept. 29.

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DoD picked the Cray infrastructure to help military researchers and engineers perform computer analyses and simulations of warfighting technology.

“Supercomputing is a key enabling technology for the DoD as it continues mission critical work to improve both the safety and effectiveness of the U.S. military, ” observed John West, the agency’s HPCMP director.

The contract includes a four one-year option period for maintenance services.

Cray’s supercomputer is built with an Aries interconnect technology, a Dragonfly network topology, Linux applications and a programming language designed for high-performance computing tasks.

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