Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Spaceborne Computer will soon provide supercomputing capabilities for research conducted onboard the International Space Station (ISS). In September, the Spaceborne Computer completed one year of successful operations on the ISS National Lab in the first long-term demonstration of supercomputing capabilities from a commercial off-the-shelf computer system on the space station.
The Spaceborne Computer was originally scheduled to return to Earth in early 2019; however, the Soyuz launch anomaly that occurred last month led to changes in the ISS cargo schedule that extended the supercomputer’s time onboard the space station. During its extended mission, the Spaceborne Computer will be available for use by researchers conducting experiments on the ISS National Lab. Having supercomputing capabilities on the space station is valuable because it allows researchers to do data processing in orbit instead of having to wait for large data sets to be sent to the ground for processing.
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