Construction of a 'next-generation High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC)' for the Australian defence establishment will begin in November following the award of an AUD57 million (USD39.4 million) contract by the Australian government to the Hansen Yuncken construction company.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said in a 5 November statement that construction of the facility in the South Australian city of Adelaide is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
The HPCC is a 2016 Defence White Paper initiative aimed at establishing centralised, networked, supercomputing capabilities that will support advanced research, development, modelling, and experimentation across the Australian Defence Force.
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