Hewlett Packard Enterprise will allow astronauts and researchers aboard the International Space Station to directly perform in-space analyses through its supercomputer.
HPE said Thursday it will offer commercial high-performance computing services to experimenters on ISS following the completion of a one-year mission that sought to evaluate the Spaceborne Computer’s capacity to withstand zero gravity, radiation and other extreme space conditions.
The Spaceborne Computer launched in August 2017 aboard the Dragon spacecraft from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of SpaceX’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the orbiting laboratory.
The HPE-built supercomputer will work to eliminate latency in data transmission to advance space exploration; preserve network bandwidth to support emergency communications; and facilitate development of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications to accelerate discoveries and other scientific findings.
The supercomputer is based on the HPE-built Apollo 40 HPC system and does not require additional hardware in space.