HP Enterprise will send to the ISS supercomputer

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2017-08-11 20:00:03

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HP Enterprise will send to the ISS supercomputer

Developed by HP and NASA supercomputer Spaceborne Computer operating on «Linux», going to deliver to the ISS using SpaceX rockets next Monday — according to Techcrunch. There, according to representatives of NASA and HP, he will stay a year. In the future, like computers plan to equip space ships that will travel to Mars.

Leading engineer of Hewlett Packard mark Fernandez, participated in the development of the computer, said that commonly used on the ISS computing device undergo serious revision before sending to the ISS. This is one of the reasons why the station is not used the most modern equipment.

To process a large volume of data requires significant computer power, the astronauts send the information to the Ground, where the necessary calculations are performed and then sent back. This works fine, because the ISS is very close to the Earth, but the connection between our planet and Mars may take much more time, so it is best to perform calculations on Board, and this will need powerful equipment.

The Aim of being a supercomputer on the ISS — find out how powerful computing equipment without any major modifications and the hardware adaptation would work in space.

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