Huntsville Center awards contract for high performance computing services

Published June 15, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (June 13, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville on Monday awarded an $84,726,491 base year contract to Science Applications International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, for the management and technical support necessary to advance high performance computing services.

The High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Integrated Technical Services – Unrestricted (HITS-U) contract is a Governmentwide Acquisition Contract order, which is a hybrid order with Firm Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable and Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee Contract Line Items.  The contract has one base year and four option years for a total of five years.

The HPCMP mission is to accelerate technology development and transition to superior defense capabilities, which provide the Department of Defense's scientists and engineers with the resources necessary to solve the most demanding problems through the strategic application of high performance computing, networking and computational expertise.  Specifically, this acquisition provides technical expertise for the operation and maintenance of the five DOD Supercomputing Resource Centers (DSRCs) with associated Local Area Networks/Wide Area Networks and develops HPC software applications and support environments.  The DSRCs provide an HPC computational environment and include a full range of resources, including hardware, software, networking, data storage, archiving and visualization.

Work under the contract will be performed at the U.S. Navy DSRC, John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center DSRC, Vicksburg, Mississippi; the Air Force Research Laboratory DSRC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; the Army Research Laboratory DSRC, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland; and the Maui High Performance Computing Center DSRC, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.  

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