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UH to work on contract to operate Maui computing center

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 8:06 p.m. HST, Mar 15, 2011


The University of Hawaii is joining a defense contractor and other organizations to pursue a new contract to manage and operate the Maui High Performance Computing Center.

The university has run the center for the past 10 years.

The school said Monday that it is working with Lockheed Martin, Pacific Defense Solutions, Referentia Systems Inc., and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to pursue a contract to begin in October.

Lockheed Martin is a major defense contractor. It also manages four major Defense Department Supercomputing Resource Centers on the mainland.

Pacific Defense Solutions is a Maui-based small business. Referentia is a Honolulu-based company that provides cyber-security technology and solutions.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory, is the world's largest supercomputing center.

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