Tag Archives: Aurora

Rob Johnson: Scientific Research Projects to Leverage Exascale Computing System ‘Aurora’

Rob Johnson, owner of Portland, Ore.-based marketing and communications consulting firm Fine Tuning, wrote in a Federal News Network commentary piece published Wednesday about the Aurora exascale computing system of the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and how it could help advance research across medicine, engineering, chemistry and other scientific disciplines.

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DOE Selects Siemens for Microgrid Energy Mgmt System R&D Project

Siemens' U.S. research and development business unit has received a $6.4M contract to help the Department of Energy build a system to manage distributed energy resources. Princeton, N.J.-based Siemens Corporate Technology aims to create an energy management system that will use tools designed to increase the resilience of microgrids and facilitate autonomous power restoration as part of the Autonomous and Resilient Operation of Energy systems with RenewaAbles or AURORA project.

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DOE Facility Seeks Data Science, Machine Learning Applications for Exascale Computing System

The Energy Department‘s Argonne Leadership Computing Facility has launched a call for proposals on the development of data science and machine learning applications to support an exascale supercomputer machine. ALCF said Thursday it will accept proposals for projects related to data science, machine learning and crosscutting simulation data and learning through April 8 …

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Raytheon Tests James Webb Telescope’s Flight Operations System

Raytheon has conducted factory acceptance tests on a flight operations system for NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope. The tests occurred at Raytheon’s Aurora, Colorado-based facility and aimed to verify 800 requirements on JWST’s ground control system, the company said Wednesday. Raytheon built the space observatory’s ground control system on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in …

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Sikorsky Develop Robotic Copilot Systems Under DARPA Program

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary and Aurora Flight Sciences have developed robotic systems that are designed to operate aircraft autonomously as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System initiative, Defense News reported Wednesday. Valerie Insinna writes Jean Charles-Lede, program manager at DARPA’s tactical technology program office, said the ALIAS program seeks …

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Newtec to Supply Satellite Modem for Canada’s Auror Aircraft Modernization Efforts

General Dynamics‘ Mission Systems-Canada subsidiary has awarded Newtec a contract to provide an ATR-sized airborne modem to Canada in support of the country’s efforts to modernize its CP-140 Aurora patrol aircraft fleet. Canada’s defense department will install Newtec’s MDM9000 Satellite Modem to the Aurora as part of the military’s Aurora Incremental Modernization Project Block IV program, Newtech …

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Intel’s Jason Kimrey on Supercomputing at Federal Agencies & Industry’s Role in Cyber Framework Adoption

Jason Kimrey is a 13-year veteran of Intel and serves as the chip maker’s U.S. federal area director, where he leads a business development team focused on technology products and services for defense and civilian agencies. Intel’s focus areas for federal agencies include high-performance computing as the company is partnering with the Energy …

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Johns Hopkins APL’s Instrument Aboard Lockheed-Built Spacecraft Seeks to Study Jupiter’s Aurora Formation

A NASA spacecraft with a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-built instrument that works to measure high-energy particles is scheduled to reach Jupiter on July 4 as part of a mission to study the planet and the universe. Johns Hopkins APL’s Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Juno …

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Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

2010 saw a dramatic increase in cyber crime and targeted botnet attacks, and at its peak around Christmas, the total number of unique botnet victims was 654 percent greater than the victim population at the beginning of the year, according to a new report. “Prior to 2010, many people thought …

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More Information on Aurora Attacks

Earlier this year, Google announced that it, along with a number of other companies, was the target of a cyber attack. Since that time, law enforcement and private companies have been working to unravel more details about the attack. Last month, the attack was partially traced to two schools in …

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Aurora Attacks are Simply Irresistible

After the large scale attack on Google and more than 100 other corporations late last year, research has shown that companies are defenseless. In a study by iSEC on response recommendation for “Aurora,” seven common patterns were identified. Many of these patterns center around common online practices. A typical attack, …

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US Getting Closer to Finding Google Hackers

US authorities believe they may have identified the programming author who wrote the code used in the hacking attacks against search engine giant Google, according to an article in the Financial Times. After the discovery last week of the possible complicity of two schools in China with known ties to …

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Google to Team with NSA

Search engine giant Google and the largest electronic surveillance intelligence agency in the world, the National Security Agency, are teaming up to increase cybersecurity. Google is looking to finalize an agreement with NSA, which would allow the agency to analyze the Aurora attacks that took place in December, according to …

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