Have you ever wondered how vacuous life without computers and Internet is? Well, on Earth not much thought goes into that realm. Space? That’s entirely different. They are wholly dependent on a connection which is beamed from Earth. It looks like HPE and Nasa have a remedy up their sleeves for all space computing obstacles.
HPE and Nasa have partnered to launch the Spaceborne computer in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket which is “ruggedized” (usage of rugged equipment) to ameliorate environmentally induced errors. HP Enterprise is all set to upgrade space computing with its supercomputer as an experiment to be conducted for a year.
According to HP, “The Spaceborne Computer experiment will not only show us what needs to be done to advance computing in space, it will also spark discoveries for how to improve high performance computing (HPC) on Earth and potentially have a ripple effect in other areas of technology innovation.”
The leading payload engineer for this project and America’s technology Officer at HPE said in a report that the supercomputer competently named “Spaceborne Computer” is a general-purpose high-performance computing Linux-based system.
This experiment aims to analyze the survival of high performance computing hardware in the extremely mind blogging conditions of space. If the experiment proves to be successful, the supercomputer will supposedly stay on board the ISS to aid other technological advancements and improve its chances of travelling to Mars.
Let’s hope this experiment by HPE and Nasa emerges as a startling success and breaks the boundaries of space computing to scale new heights and explore space beyond our comprehension. More power to you!