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Defense Department Awards Sun $50M Contract To Produce High-Performance Computing System

Sun Microsystems said Wednesday it has won a $50 million federal contract to produce a prototype design for a high-performance computing system. The 3-year contact, awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, in conjunction with the Department of Interior, is for phase 2 of the government’s High Productivity Computing Systems Program. DARPA’s goal for the HPCS program is to provide an economically viable system capable of performing quadrillions of operations per second without the ease-of-use and reliability problems that have plagued giant computer systems in recent years. Full Story

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