The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise [HPE] a 10-year, $2 billion contract to provide high-performance computing (HPC) technology.
HPE said the services will be offered through its GreenLake platform, allowing the NSA to “harness rapidly growing AI and data needs more efficiently.”
“Implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics capabilities on massive sets of data increasingly requires High Performance Computing systems,” Justin Hotard, the company’s senior vice president for HPC and mission critical solutions, said in a statement. “Customers are demanding HPC capabilities on their most data-intensive projects combined with easy, simple, and agile management.”
NSA’s HPC project is intended to leverage the technology to help “create insights and other forecasting and analysis with optimal performance,” according to HPE.
The company said its GreenLake platform will specifically provide fully-managed, secure cloud services on-premises to help the agency work through its growing data management requirements.
“By using the HPE GreenLake platform, which delivers secure on-premises solutions as a service, the National Security Agency (NSA) is gaining industry-leading HPC solutions to tackle a range of complex data needs, but with a flexible, as a service experience,” Hotard said.