Cray Lands Storage, Supercomputer Supply Contract With Australia Meteorology Bureau; Peter Ungaro Comments

CrayCray has received a potential $53 million contract to provide a storage system and a computer intended for large-scale data processing for Australia’s meteorology bureau.

The company said Tuesday the agency will use the Cray Sonexion 2000 storage platform and Cray XC40 supercomputer to run weather models.

Sonexion 2000 has a storage capacity of at least 12 petabytes and XC40 has a Dragonfly network topology, an Aries interconnect system and cooling components.

XC40 is designed to work with NVIDIA’s Tesla graphic processing unit accelerators and Xeon and Xeon Phi processors from Intel.

“The Bureau of Meteorology produces a wide range of weather forecasts and meteorological services that have significant socio-economic impacts to a vast number of people,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray.

Cray expects to complete work on the initial phase of the contract in 2016.

You may also be interested in...


Microsoft Azure Government Now Offers 142 Services With FedRAMP’s High Provisional Authorization

Microsoft now has 142 cloud services certified with high provisional authorization to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which aims to standardize the security of cloud products used in the federal government. The company said in a blog post published Thursday its offerings under the Azure Government cloud work to boost the security and compliance of federal agencies.

MCR Federal

MCR Federal Working to Provide Space Force With Modernized C2 Software

MCR Federal secured a contract in May to help the U.S. Space Force implement new command and control software equipped with modernized applications in an effort to replace aging space C2 software tools.

X-57 Maxwell

NASA to Hold High-Voltage Ground Tests for X-57 Electric Aircraft

NASA is slated to conduct ground tests for high-voltage operation of an experimental plane being designed by Empirical Systems Aerospace to help the agency create certification requirements for electric aircraft units.