High Performance Computing

August 11, 2021

Georgia Tech Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, is awarded an $11,510,337 36-month modification to exercise Option One to a previously awarded cost contract to develop a new breed of high performance computer (HPC), dubbed “Real-time HPC,” which balances computational throughput with extreme low latency to create a largescale virtual radiofrequency test range. This modification increases the value of the basic contract by $11,510,337; the new total value is $13,913,213. Work will be performed at contractor facilities in Atlanta, Georgia (50%); New York, New York (30%); and Aurora, Colorado (20%). The period of performance for option is from August 1, 2021, through July 31, 2024.

May 5, 2020

The Applied Research Laboratory at University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded a $75,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to establish or maintain an essential engineering, research, or development capability to be provided by an educational or other nonprofit institution or a federally funded research and development center under the authority 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(3)(B). The purpose of the Vanguard Center's Unified University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) for Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) Support (VaCUUMS) is to leverage the UARC's core competencies to accomplish research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E).

April 9, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Industry solutions across manufacturing, materials and mobility applications are wanted for the government’s $5.2 million High Performance Computing Energy Innovation Program. Credit: Shutterstock

The Department of Energy and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working to advance high performance computing by lowering adoption risks and conducting related technology development. Under the High Performance Computing Energy Innovation Program, known as HPC4EI, they are pursuing three initiatives involving the manufacturing, materials and mobility applications of high performance computing, and are seeking industry solutions as part of a $5.2 million request for proposal solicitation. The laboratory, known as LLNL, is managing the HPC4EI Program in conjunction with other laboratories.

October 28, 2016

Silicon Graphics Federal LLC, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, was awarded a $17,646,418 modification (P0006) to contract W912DY-13-G-0025 for Department of Defense high performance-computing modernization program purchase of high-performance computing systems, administration and maintenance. The company also was awarded an $8,913,082 modification (P0007). Work will be performed in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of April 24, 2021.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $17,646,418 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

March 29, 2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California, today announced it will receive a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning developed by IBM Research. Based on a breakthrough neurosynaptic computer chip called IBM TrueNorth, the scalable platform will process the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses and consume only 2.5 watts of power—the energy equivalent of a hearing aid battery.

February 17, 2016
George I. Seffers

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has announced the first 10 projects under the U.S. Energy Department’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program. In the coming weeks, the department will solicit the next round of proposals for qualified industry partners to compete for new funding this year.

September 16, 2015
By George I. Seffers
The Lawrence Livermore-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute agreement to promote supercomputing supports President Barack Obama's plan to spur the economy.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will combine decades of expertise to help American industry and businesses expand use of high performance computing (HPC) to help fuel the economy.

Livermore and Rensselaer look to bridge the gap between the levels of computing conducted at their institutions and the typical levels found in industry. Scientific and engineering software applications capable of running on HPC platforms are a prime area of interest.

November 17, 2014

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California, recently announced a contract with IBM to deliver a next-generation supercomputer in 2017. The system, to be called Sierra, will serve the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program. Procurement of Sierra is part of the U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) national labs to accelerate the development of high-performance computing. CORAL will result in delivery to each laboratory of a supercomputer expected to provide about five times the performance of today’s top systems.

July 30, 2014

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded an $89,526,485 cost-plus-incentive fee, incrementally funded contract with options, for management and technical support for high-performance computing services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technologies. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Kihei, Hawaii; Lorton, Virginia; and McLean, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 28, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-14-F-0103).