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Greg Slabodkin

Greg Slabodkin is a contributing editor to Defense Systems.
Cloud & Infrastructure

DCGS helps Army battle intell information ambush

The latest version of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army deployed to Afghanistan has the notable distinction of being the DOD's first tactical cloud-computing node.

Bigger isn't always better when it comes to rugged computers

The military wants more nimble rugged computers that reduce cost, size, weight and power to the warfighter.

DOD evaluating situational awareness tool for coalition aircraft

The Joint Forces Command is considering server technology that provides pilots with a previously unavailable on-demand request capability for ground-based friendly force location information.

DOD center seeks teraFLOPS

DAYTON, Ohio--The Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is upgrading its supercomputers so that by 2000 it can achieve computing power of 1 trillion floating-point operations per second. But Wright-Patterson officers said the center might not stop at teraFLOPS. The center is home to one of four Defense Department major shared resource centers (MSRC). Created by Congress as part of a $1.6 billion DOD High-Performance Computing Modernization Program, the goal of the centers