NOAA awards General Dynamics a $505 million high-performance computing contract


General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) was awarded a new $505 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to provide supercomputing resources as-a-service through NOAA’s Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System (WCOSS) contract.

The single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) holds a total estimated value of $505 million. It includes a base period of eight years with one two-year option. Through this contract, GDIT will receive task orders related to high-performance computing (HPC) deliverables, including an initial task order of $150 million.

GDIT will deploy two HPC systems at two sites on separate electrical power grids. The contract will provide two equal computing systems with one serving as the operational system and the other primarily used for development when serving as the backup, said GDIT in a statement.

GDIT is a business unit of General Dynamics.

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