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Air Force Stocks Its Supercomputing Arsenal

Oct 8, 2014 |

The Air Force Research Laboratory recently welcomed its newest supercomputer, a 1.28 petaflops Cray XC30 machine dubbed “Lightning,” nearly doubling its supercomputing power. Funded through the Department of Defense’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), the $20.8 million supercomputer will push the boundaries on hypersonic flight, rocket propulsion and space situational awareness. Lightning joins “Spirit,” a Read more…

U.S. Air Force Taps SGI ICE

Jul 4, 2013 |

A new SGI system has been installed at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio as part of the Department of Defense’s HPC Modernization Program. The Air Force will be using the new SGI ICE X machine for particular modeling and simulation efforts as well as….

Green500 Pioneer to Accelerate Mini-Drone Program

Feb 11, 2013 |

The Air Force taps Green500 list creator to design a better class of insect-like drones.

Air Force, University of Illinois Take Aim at Cloud Challenges

May 9, 2011 |

This week the University of Illinois, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research launched a new initiative to tackle some of the most persistent security and data integrity related issues that plague the cloud. We discussed the effort and its projected outcomes with the project lead, Dr. Roy Campbell.