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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have awarded $25.4 million in research and development contracts to five leading companies in high-performance computing (HPC) to accelerate the development of next-generation supercomputers. Under DOE’s new DesignForward initiative, AMD, Cray, IBM, Intel Federal and NVIDIA will work to advance extreme-scale, on the path to exascale, computing technology that is vital to national security, scientific research, energy security and the nation's economic competitiveness.  More information about these awards can be found in the DOE press release.

The original RFP for Design Forward can be found at the following location.  [ Design Forward RFP 2013 ]

Contracts have been awarded to the following companies, which are listed with their DOE Technical Representatives (TRs). 

        Parks Fields,
        Jonathan Carter,

        Scott Hemmert,
        Paul Hargrove,

        Darren Kerbyson,
        Nick Wright,

        David Bernholdt,
        Jeff Broughton,

        Rajeev Thakur,
        John Shalf,