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National Labs Forge Industry Partnership for Nuclear Security Tech Support

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National Labs Forge Industry Partnership for Nuclear Security Tech Support

A consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory has partnered with NextSilicon and Penguin Solutions to support the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program. 

According to Sandia, which leads the tri-lab consortium, the partnership will develop the next Advanced Architecture Prototype System vital to the NNSA’s ASC platform. 

The lab added that the system will be provided to the NNSA as a component of the lab’s Vanguard program tasked to identify and evaluate untested emerging technologies to examine their viability to support the NNSA’s ASC.

National laboratories collaborating in partnerships with U.S. industry provides advantages in the testing and maturation of emerging technologies, Sandia said.

The lab noted that NextSilicon, which has been its partner for over three years on hardware and software solutions, will deliver to the ASC the second Vanguard prototype platform called Spectra in 2024. 

Penguin Solutions, which has been providing Sandia testbeds since 2010, will contribute to the AAPS project its Open Compute Platform form factor, designed to improve data center energy efficiency, the lab added.  

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