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."
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.,
SOURCE High Performance Technologies, Inc.