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Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder

16 May 2013 Rockville - TurningPoint/EMW Joint Venture (JV) has been selected as one of the seven awardees under the Global Information Grid Service Management - Engineering, Transition, and Implementation (GSM-ETI) indefinite delivery/indefinite quality (ID/IQ) contracts. The contract's period of performance includes a base period of two years, one two-year option period and one one-year option period for a potential total period of five years. The sum total face value for all seven GSM-ETI contracts - the estimated contract ceiling value for the two-year base period - of this action is $568 million.

Furthermore, the sum total ceiling value of $1.42 billion is for all seven GSM-ETI contracts, which cannot be exceeded over the life of the potential five years. As a GSM-ETI contract holder, the Joint Venture will bid on tasks to provide the support necessary for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to carry out required engineering, transition/implementation, integration; connection approval and Information Technology (IT) service management activities, in support of existing and future Defense Information System Network (DISN) networking capabilities.

The JV is a combination of two successful and complementary businesses, that possess the required skills and experience necessary to successfully deliver GSM Engineering, Transition, and Integration solutions to DISA, the Combatant Command (COCOMs), Services, and Agencies (CC/S/A).

The JV will use their combined experience and resources to drive the use of management best business practices and leading technologies to cost effectively deliver engineering, transition and integration services.

"We are extremely excited and honoured to be selected by DISA to contribute to their mission of enhancing the capabilities of the 21st century war fighter", stated Tony Bui, CEO of EMW.

Bangalore Shivacharan, CEO of TurningPoint, is also very pleased with the win: "Our strategy behind forming the TurningPoint/EMW Joint Venture was to deliver the full spectrum of global network and telecommunications services to meet all of the requirements of the ID/IQ. We are happy to have accomplished that and look forward to supporting DISA GMS-ETI tasks in the coming years."

Source: Turning Point Global Solutions

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Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...