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Raytheon to support NOAA’s R&D high performance computing system

Reston, Virginia, USA, 11 May 2006 – Raytheon has been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research and development (R&D) high performance computing system contract to maintain, operate and upgrade high performance computing platforms. The contract award is valued at US$61 million; the total ceiling value, inclusive of all options, is US$368 million during the next eight years.

Under the terms of the agreement, Raytheon Information Solutions (RIS) will lead a team effort to improve the cost-effectiveness and organizational alignment of the R&D high performance computing resources for NOAA’s three primary weather and climate research labs.

The new high performance computing system programme will enhance the current high performance computing systems at NOAA’s main facilities at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction in Camp Springs, Maryland; the Earth Systems Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado; and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey.