Intel Federal (2)
In the past three years, Intel Corporation has been contracted by a number of government agencies, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Department of Energy (DOE), Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the US Naval Surface Warfare Center.
PAST GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
- In 2017, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contracted Intel to develop new graph analytics processors for its Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit (HIVE) program. According to the report, the HIVE program was created to generate insights from data elements in graphical representations. The total value of the project was not publicly disclosed.
- In 2017, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Intel and five other companies research contracts totaling $258 million to research and develop exascale supercomputers. The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the contract to Intel as part of a broader initiative to maintain the country's leadership position in the supercomputing industry.
- In 2018, Intel was contracted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop and deploy automated drone technology capable of performing bridge inspections. The company worked with Collins Engineers to execute the project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioned the project to identify previously undetected structural issues affecting the Stone Arch Bridge. The total value of the project was not publicly disclosed.
- In 2019, Intel won a $500 million government contract to develop the first US supercomputer capable of processing one quintillion floating-point operations per second (1 exaFLOP). The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the contract to Intel and Cray Computing as part of a broader initiative to make more computing power available for artificial intelligence (AI) research and traditional high-performance computing. The supercomputer, named "Aurora," is expected to be completed and delivered to the Argonne National Laboratory in 2021.
- In 2019, the Naval Surface Warfare Center contracted Intel to develop digital and radiofrequency microelectronic technologies. The contract was part of the Center's SOTA Heterogeneous Integration Prototype (SHIP) project, which sought to modernize and upgrade the country's naval weapon systems with recent technologies, such as the 5G technology. The value of the project was not publicly disclosed.