MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. NASA has selected South Bay, EDC Inc., Chandler, Ariz., to receive a contract to improve the reliability of the power supply for the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The contract has a maximum value of approximately $10.7 million.

This is a firm-fixed-price contract award that begins on Sept. 9, 2010. The contract consists of a two-year base period and includes one one-year option. All work will be performed at NASA Ames.

Under the terms of the contract, the company will design a Rotary Uninterruptable Power Supply (RUPS) system and provide labor, equipment and materials to install the complete system switchgear infrastructure and three RUPS units. The system is designed to deliver clean, uninterruptible power to the NAS facility, which houses NASA’s primary high-end computing facility that features critical supercomputing platforms, associated data storage systems and supporting infrastructure.

The NAS implements NASA’s High End Computing Capability project, which is critical to NASAs science and engineering modeling, simulation, analysis, and decision support activities. The NAS provides vital support to the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s efforts in safe, efficient, environmentally responsible aviation; the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate’s simulation and modeling efforts to support new space exploration goals; and the Science Mission Directorate’s Earth sciences efforts in weather forecasting and climate modeling. The NAS also supports NASA’s space sciences efforts to simulate galaxy formation and heliophysics; and the Space Operations Mission Directorate’s mission-critical efforts to support the space shuttle and International Space Station as well as future crewed space operations.

South Bay EDC is Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)-certified, under the United States Small Business Administration business development program.

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