HPTi Wins $4M NOAA Contract

    RESTON, Va., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- High Performance Technologies,
 Inc. (HPTi) has been awarded $4 million to support NOAA's Geophysical Fluid
 Dynamics Laboratory located on Princeton University's campus. The contract
 began March 3 and, after completing the contract start-up, HPTi's GFDL team
 will be composed of 21 computational scientists, software developers,
 systems support staff, and senior consultants.
     GFDL's mission is to expand the scientific understanding of the
 physical, chemical and biological processes that govern the behavior of the
 atmosphere and oceans as complex fluid systems -- with a special focus on
 the development and utilization of computer simulations. GFDL conducts
 leading-edge research toward deeper understanding of weather and hurricane
 forecasts, El Nino prediction, stratospheric ozone depletion, and global
 climate change. Research at GFDL concerns the predictability of weather on
 large and small scales as well as the interaction of the atmosphere and
 oceans, and how the atmosphere and oceans influence and are influenced by
 various trace constituents.
     This award continues HPTi's many years of supporting the nation's
 science and technology community with computational science, high
 performance computing, and scientific software development. "This is a very
 significant win and we appreciate the trust that NOAA has in our ability to
 assist its researchers in their important mission for our nation," said
 HPTi President Timothy P. Kennan.
     HPTi's on-site staff will be helping to improve GFDL's models and
 products through a number of activities, including the development of the
 Flexible Modeling System, which is the software infrastructure for the
 atmosphere, ocean, and coupled climate models. The FMS code is portable
 across scalar and parallel HPC architectures. HPTi will also support the
 high performance computing system, the data portal, and data visualization.
     "We are excited about becoming a part of this unique and innovative
 team at GFDL," said HPTi Group Vice President Scott F. Miller. "Our
 participation will further enhance HPTi's ability to provide solutions for
 the nation's most important science programs."
     About HPTi
     Founded in 1991, HPTi provides professional technology services to the
 federal government. Our core capabilities are computational science,
 enterprise technology and planning, systems architecture and engineering,
 secure mission software development, and knowledge discovery and
 visualization. The company employs over 300 people and enjoys revenues of
 nearly $60 million. Lean more at http://www.hpti.com
     CONTACT: Jake Weyant of High Performance Technologies, Inc.,
 +1-703-707-2720, jweyant@hpti.com

SOURCE High Performance Technologies, Inc.

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