• SpaceX and HP Enterprise to send supercomputer to ISS next week

    4 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    Next week, a SpaceX CRS-12 rocket will launch from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Its payload will include a HP Enterprise supercomputer, called the Spaceborne Computer, which will be used to see if off-the-shelf computer components can be built to withstand the harsh conditions of space. Space travel is notoriously brutal to tech. It often shortens the lifespan of hardy Thinkbooks to mere months, forcing NASA to send a regular supply of laptops to the International Space Station, alongside pouches of ready-to-eat chilli con carne and freeze dried ice cream. Consequently, most...
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  • Packard, Not Picard - HPE supercomputer heads to space, the final frontier

    Packard, Not Picard - HPE supercomputer heads to space, the final frontier

    4 monthes ago - By CBR

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is entering the space race, or at least with building technology to be used there.
    The company is catching a flight with Elon Musk's SpaceX, the CRS-12 rocket that will be launching from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on the 14 th of August, with an HPE supercomputer on board.
    The flight of the Dragon Spacecraft, which is heading to the International Space Station National Lab, will take the Spaceborne Computer so that it can be used in a year-long experiment between HPE and NASA.
    The idea is to run a high performance commercial off-the-shelf computer system...
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  • Why HPE is sending a supercomputer to the ISS on SpaceX's next rocket

    Why HPE is sending a supercomputer to the ISS on SpaceX's next rocket

    4 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Officially named the “Spaceborne Computer,” the Linux-based supercomputer is designed to serve in a one year experiment conducted by NASA and HPE to find out if high performance computing hardware, with no hardware customization or modification, can survive and operate in outer space conditions for a full year - the length of time, not coincidentally, it'll likely take...
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