HP Scores Air Force Contract Win
The deal includes placing a wide array of HP platforms at Air Force facilities worldwide, including the HP xw4600 Workstation, which combines next-generation performance technologies into a single processor socket workstation.HP said Aug. 24 it landed a new Air Force contract to provide new HP Workstation and desktop PCs as part of its enterprise IT purchase program. The award is part of the Air Force's DLS (desktop, laptop and servers) Quarterly Enterprise Buy (QEB). The QEB award will include the HP xw4600 Workstation, which combines next-generation performance technologies into a single processor socket workstation. Dual PCIe X16 Gen2 graphics interfaces provide up to four times the performance of previous graphics interfaces, along with the ability to power multiple displays without compromise.
Additionally, with an 80 PLUS efficient power supply standard and Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registered configurations available, the HP xw4600 is designed to optimize energy use while maintaining high-performance power.
HP will include customized security configurations that meet Air Force specifications and tests.
The Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council, which includes top Air Force officials, evaluates vendors' submissions for the QEB and their ability to deliver quality enterprise computing in the toughest of environments.