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Australia awards HPC contract

6th November 2019 - 12:39 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The Australian Department of Defence announced on 5 November that onstruction of a next-generation High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) in Adelaide is set to begin with the award of a A$57 million contract to South Australian-based company Hansen Yuncken.

In 2018 the DoD secured up to A$300 million to replace two existing classified systems owned by the Defence Science and Technology Group. HPC has become an increasingly integral part of defence development.

Minister for defence industry, Melissa Price, said the HPCC is a 2016 Defence White Paper initiative to establish centralised, networked, supercomputing capabilities that will support advanced research, development, modelling and experimentation across the defence community.

Construction of the new facility is scheduled to commence later this month with completion in late 2020.

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