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Up to $100M to U Alaska for Supercomputing Resources

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The USA’s DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office has announced that the University of Alaska at Fairbanks received a cost-reimbursable contract to a non-profit organization with a cumulative value of $100 million. The contract will consist of a $14.9 million base, plus four option years. The award will provide an initial funding increment of $6 million of FY06 RDT&E funding for the base year. In return, the university will provide high performance computing resources and support for research in science and engineering that emphasize high latitudes associated with the artic region. This is a sole source award by the General Services Administration, Federal Technology Service, IT Solution Division in Huntsville, AL (Task Order Number: 4THO07064562). ASIDE: The University has also signed an MoU with UAV manufacturer Insitu to work on civilian UAV flight operations demonstration and research.

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