Cray will provide the Defense Department with two XC40 supercomputers and two Sonexion storage systems to support the military’s High-Performance Computing Modernization Program under a $30 million contract.
The company said Monday the U.S. Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center at the John C. Stennis Space Center will house the Cray systems intended to support the production of coastal-ocean circulation and wave-model oceanography data.
“[DoD HPCMP] remains committed to its vision of using advanced computational environments to solve the DoD’s most critical mission challenges, and we are honored that, once again, the program has turned to Cray,” said Peter Ungaro, Cray president and CEO.
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center awarded the contract, which includes four one-year option periods for maintenance.
Cray expects to install the systems at Navy DSRC next year.
“We have now purchased over $150 million of supercomputers within the 2014 calendar year,” said Christine Cuicchi, DoD HPCMP associate director for HPC Centers.