The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for three additional high-performance computers from a small business that will enhance its existing cluster and use the existing connection infrastructure.

NIST is looking for an awardee that can deliver the computers within 60 days from the award.

“The Materials Science and Engineering Division has a requirement for additional high-performance computer systems, for which an award has been received under the NIST Collaborating for Impact Now (COIN) program,” the solicitation says.

“The current acquisition will enhance the capability of an existing cluster by increasing the computational resources available to users for scientific computing,” the solicitation continues.

NIST specified the computers must each have a central processing unit totaling 64 cores and capable of running 128 simultaneous independent execution threads at 2.0 gigahertz or faster, as well as at least 512 gigabytes of memory.

Upon delivery of the equipment to NIST’s Gaithersburg, Maryland campus, the agency will verify that the computers meet the correct type and number of components. Once all computers have been booted up successfully, then NIST will accept the order.

Interested small businesses have until 1 p.m. on May 11 to respond to the solicitation.

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