Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SSC adding computing power

New HPC systems at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Navy DoD Supercomputing Research Centers (DSRC) will provide an additional 14 petaflops of computational capability. The Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) completed its fiscal year 2017 investment in supercomputing capability supporting the DoD Science and Technology, Test and Evaluation, and Acquisition Engineering communities. The acquisition consists of seven supercomputing systems with corresponding hardware and software maintenance services. One of the sites, the Navy DSRC at Stennis Space Center, Miss., will receive three HPE SGI 8600 systems containing Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 (Skylake) processors. The AFRL in Dayton, Ohio, will receive four HPE SGI 8600 systems. The systems are expected to enter production service in the second half of calendar year 2018. (Source: HPCWire, 01/23/18)