Winning Maui Supercomputer Team Includes SAIC, Boeing
- By Patience Wait
- Jun 18, 2001
Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego and Boeing Co. of Seattle have been selected as part of a team led by the University of Hawaii to operate and manage the Maui Supercomputer Center, located at the Maui Research and Technology Park in Kihei, Hawaii.
The contract could last up to 10 years and be worth up to $181 million if all options are exercised, SAIC said in a June 18 statement. The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the contract.
The Maui Supercomputer Center is home to some of the nation's major high performance computing resources. The new IBM "huinalu" cluster located there was unveiled in February as the most powerful Linux Supercluster in the world.
Overall, the center is ranked in the top 20 supercomputing sites in the world and is the second most powerful supercomputer center in the Defense Department.
The Maui Supercomputer Center win is a cornerstone for the SAIC technology research group's strategic plan for high technology development in the state of Hawaii, according to Ryan Henry, SAIC's director of program development for the contract.
SAIC will provide program development and science and engineering applications to the Maui Supercomputer Center; a company release said SAIC's share of the contract could be worth approximately $45 million.