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
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
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."
Under the contract, Computer Sciences also "may provide
supercomputing services to the NASA Center
for Computational Sciences
facility at NASA's Goddard Space
in Greenbelt, Md.,
additional high-performance computing support to other agency field
centers as needed."