High Performance Computing in Laptop Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0364
Agency Tracking Number: N071-049-0012
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-049
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
MNB TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
501 N Morton St, Suite 106AB2, Bloomington, IN, 47404
DUNS: 144584328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicola Granny
 Chariman & CTO
 (812) 824-8226
 ngranny@mnbtech.com
Business Contact
 Nicola Granny
Title: Chairman & CTO
Phone: (812) 824-8226
Email: ngranny@mnbtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MNB Technologies’ unique approach enables fully automated ad hoc clustering of hardware accelerated notebook computers into mission-focused high performance service oriented architectures. Initially targeting computationally intensive applications such as genetic algorithm-based route planning and rigerous image registration, the new system family will ultimately find strategically important use across the entire warfighting community and a wide range of civilian applications. The hardware side of the approach uses small footprint (PCMCIA and Drive Bay) FPGA-based accelerators that communicate not only through their hosts’ Ethernet but also through a novel NUMA-like shared memory enabled by a switchless/hubless optical ring local network. Innovative middleware automates cluster setup, configuration, service publication & discovery, and automatic fault detection & rollover. The result is a high performance, high availability system suitable for mission-critical use with forward deployed forces. Outside the DoD the system brings HPC class performance to disadvantaged users and to field-deployed applications requiring robust portable execution platforms, for example: modeling & simulation for disaster management, portable bio-analysis laboratories, and earth-resource exploration.

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