NASA Awards Parabon Presigious SBIR Phase III Contract to Continue Advancement of Modeling & Simulation as a Service (M&SaaS) Work

21 June 2013

Parabon Computation, a veteran provider of extreme-scale software and services, announced today the award of an SBIR Phase III contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) to continue its development of a software service infrastructure that enables scientists and engineers to interactively develop, execute and collaborate on modeling and simulation (M&S) applications from any standard web browser. Phase III contracts, which are prized and seldom awarded at NASA, advance the commercialization objectives resulting from Phase I and II SBIR research and development activities. In Phase III, Parabon plans to deploy its Frontier Compute Platform and the Frontier CODE (Collaborative Online Development Environment) on NASA’s supercomputing infrastructure and use it to make various climate models available as web services. A successful demonstration of the platform with NASA’s climate scientists will open the possibility of widespread use across multiple science domains at NASA.

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