SpaceX’s next launch will send an HPE supercomputer to the International Space Station

Tomorrow, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch another batch of cargo and science experiments to the International Space Station, and that shipment will include a supercomputer from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Called the Spaceborne Computer, the system is a joint project between HPE and NASA to see if a commercial computer can be designed to last in the harsh space environment. If successful, similar computers could be critical tools for future deep-space missions beyond Earth. The space station’s location in lower Earth orbit makes it an unfriendly place for computers. Because the ISS sits outside the majority of Earth’s protective atmosphere, it’s exposed to more radiation — from solar flares and cosmic rays that originate outside... Continue reading…

Space station to test supercomputer bathed in cosmic rays - CNET

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Fri 11 Aug 17 from CNET

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Time to dust off that old Skyrim dvd.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from ZME Science

The ISS is getting a ruggedized computer upgrade

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Fri 11 Aug 17 from Engadget

Why HPE is sending a supercomputer to the ISS on SpaceX’s next rocket

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Fri 11 Aug 17 from TechCrunch

NASA Space-Tests A Supercomputer To Send To Mars

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Fri 11 Aug 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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