CSRA Powers the Next-Generation of High-Performance Computing

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New next-gen service model leverages data analytics to increase speed and efficiency of information processing around mission-critical events for government agencies

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – As the demand to accelerate the processing of large amounts of data continues to increase and environments converge to integrate additional capabilities, CSRA Inc. (NYSE:CSRA) is pairing next-gen IT capabilities with high-performance computing (HPC) services to enable government agencies to digest and process information at a faster pace. Using supercomputing technology, government users can make more rapid and informed decisions about some of the most pressing missions in climate change, scientific research and space exploration.

CSRA’s next-gen HPC service model is an end-to-end solution that supports a much broader spectrum of HPC customer needs within a common and more cost-effective infrastructure. The company’s HPC services leverage data analytics to increase the speed and efficiency of information processing as well as cloud computing for scalability. Cloud computing also allows customers to take advantage of a pay-as-you-go service for surge requirements. To address the evolving HPC landscape, CSRA designed a unified, three-tiered architecture that can be scaled over time to address current and future needs. The three-tiered approach provides customers with cost savings, customizable and flexible workloads and optimized performance.

“CSRA has been a leader in HPC service delivery for more than 20 years,” said Paul Nedzbala, CSRA executive vice president, Health and Civil Group.  “Part of our core strength as a leading HPC support organization stems from our technical expertise and mission intimacy. We are a powerhouse in the HPC community, leveraging our established strategic partnerships, and introducing next-gen IT capabilities like cloud and data analytics to increase the speed of critical research in a scalable and cost-efficient way.”

In alignment with the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), an executive order issued by the White House in July 2015, CSRA has continued to invest and expand its HPC capabilities to meet the growing demand of government agencies in the intelligence, national security and civilian communities. The company is vendor agnostic, but has developed strategic partnerships with leading technology companies to gain deeper insights into the future marketspace and access to technology roadmaps.

CSRA provides HPC services to a variety of government defense, health and civil agencies, including:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – supporting both the NASA Advanced Supercomputing center at NASA Ames California where supercomputer applications include space launch system development, fuel efficient aircraft design, and astrophysics and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland delivering climate and weather modeling support;
  • Alabama Supercomputer Authority delivering HPC and education network services to 550 universities, colleges, K-12 school systems and libraries through the Alabama Supercomputer Authority;
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Scientific Computing ¬– supporting the modernization of the nations’ public health surveillance and diagnosis capabilities for infectious diseases through the design, implementation and support of scientific HPC and scale data management solutions;
  • High Performance Computing Modernization Program Integrated Technical Serviceshelping service all five DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers as a subcontractor to SAIC;
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot leveraging HPC services (in partnership with the Institute for Systems Biology and Google) to support flexible cancer research to enable computational biologists to securely aggregate data that describes cancer patients genomes and rapidly identify genes that are different;
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – providing comprehensive HPC systems integration, testing and development services at various NOAA facilities to enhance the development of new weather and climate models;
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Information Technology – managing, planning, procuring, installing and operating expansions for the NIH Biowulf supercomputing cluster to help NIH researchers make important advances in the biomedical field pertaining to genomics, image processing, statistical analysis and other areas. This multi-phase project will increase the supercomputing power available to NIH researchers by 1200 percent in four years.


About CSRA Inc.
Every day CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) makes a difference in how the government serves our country and our citizens. We deliver a broad range of innovative, cloud-enabled, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their applications, infrastructure, and assets and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens. Our 18,000 employees understand that success is a matter of perseverance, courage, adaptability and experience. CSRA is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about CSRA, visit www.csra.com.

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Stuart Davis
Investor Relations