By The Hill Staff - 10/13/11 11:44 PM EDT
•The Energy Department awarded Cray Inc. a $97 million contract, according to a company press release. Cray will “upgrade the Cray XT5 supercomputer located at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to a new Cray XK6 supercomputer.” The “multi-year, multi-phase contract” begins with Phase 1, which the company projects to “generate more than $60 million in product revenue and is targeted to be completed in 2011.” The upgraded computer is expected to be “one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers,” allowing scientists to solve “some of today’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges.”
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