HPE gets the supercomputer contracts from DoD
Recently, the DoD (Department of Defense) announced the requirement of seven supercomputers contracts in which HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) has won a pair of contract awards worth up to $57 million. All of the systems are HPE SGI 8600 clusters. In these seven supercomputers, The three supercomputers will be installed at the Navy’s DoD Supercomputing Resource Center that running 24-core Intel Xeon Scalable Processors on an Intel Omni-Path Architecture fat-tree fabric. These systems will provide 6.8 petaflops of compute capability and more than 12 petabytes of usable storage, based on DDN EXAScaler. The remaining four supercomputers will be deployed at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. These four supercomputers will have 24-core Intel Xeon Scalable Processors on an Intel Omni-Path Architecture fabric. These systems will provide more than 7.3 petaflops of compute capability and more than 12 petabytes of usable storage, leveraging DDN EXAScaler technology, a high-performance parallel distributed file system based on Lustre. The vice president and general manager at HPC and AI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Mr. Bill Mannel explains :
“In our data-driven world, supercomputing is increasingly becoming a key to stay ahead of competition – this applies to national defense just as to commercial enterprises. 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.”
As you know, government give their contracts to a best company that provide better service, sometimes expanses also matters. But in case of national security system, the government can’t take any risk whether they have to give extra money to a vendor.