DARPA peers at the future of supercomputing
- By Dawn S. Onley
- Jun 28, 2002
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected four contractors to do concept studies for an eight-year program on next-generation, high-performance computing.
Cray Inc. of Seattle, IBM Corp., SGI and Sun Microsystems Inc. last month received $3 million contracts for the initial 12-month phase of the High-Productivity Computing Systems program. Through the three-phase program, DARPA by 2010 wants to design scalable systems for national-security users.
In the first phase of the program, the vendors must assess critical technologies and create performance metrics.
For more information, visit www.darpa.mil/ipto/research/hpcs/index.html