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Air Force seeks high-performance computing gains

The Vanguard Center,  part of the Defense Department’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program, evaluates early-production HPC technology and provides advanced HPC tools to government researchers.  A recently issued broad agency announcement calls for white papers on solutions that can “advance DOD productivity through a modern HPC ecosystem.”

The BAA asks for ways to identify and exploit trends in HPC hardware and software to increase capabilities and decrease the amount of time spent in research and development.

Specifically, the Vanguard Center is looking for new HPC architectures, software, network and system approaches as well as ways of developing or updating legacy software and providing secure HPC access through modern browsers and devices.

The Air Force anticipates awarding one or more contracts through the BAA, which  has an overarching ceiling of $48 million.

The announcement will remain open until Dec. 15, 2021.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for GCN, covering cloud, cybersecurity and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Before joining GCN, Friedman was a reporter for Gambling Compliance, where she covered state issues related to casinos, lotteries and fantasy sports. She has also written for Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily on state telecom and cloud computing. Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at sfriedman@gcn.com or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

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