NASA Extends Contract for Supercomputing Support Services

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA will exercise a one-year extension
option on a contract with Computer Sciences Corporation in Lanham,
Md., to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames
Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The extension is valued at
approximately $57 million.

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

The company will continue 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 serves as the supercomputing pathfinder for the agency;
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.

The contract is structured so the company also may provide
supercomputing services to the NASA Center for Computational Sciences
facility at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and
additional high performance computing support to other agency field
centers as needed.

For more information about high performance advanced supercomputing at
Ames, visit:


Source: NASA

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