NASA Extends Supercomputing Support Services Contract
Computer Sciences wins a $57 million extension of its work providing supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center.Computer Sciences, aka CSC, has won a one-year contract option "to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The extension is valued at approximately $57 million," NASA announced March 29. "The option exercised on the cost-plus-award-fee contract begins April 1, 2010, and will continue to March 31, 2011. The contract consists of a two-year base period and eight one-year priced options with a maximum value of approximately $597 million if all options are exercised," NASA said in the announcement.
Computer Sciences' primary objective, NASA said, is to "support the supercomputing services provided by the agency's primary high-performance computing facility operated by the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division at Ames. The division ... maintains a deep knowledge of high-performance computing and related technologies and applications, and develops and operates some of the largest, most advanced and productive supercomputers in the world."