Spaceborne Computer intends to run a year-long experiment of high performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer system on the International Space Station (ISS).
During high radiation events, verify if the systems can still operate correctly by lowering their power, and therefore, speed.
This research helps scientists identify ways of using software to protect ISS computers without expensive, time-consuming or bulky protective shielding.
SpaceX has launch an unmanned cargo ship toward the International Space Station (ISS) that contain this super-computer that could direct astronauts on future deep-space missions.
The liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon cargo ship is the 12th official trip for SpaceX.
The HPE Spaceborne Computer, which is built with the assistance of NASA, is based on HP’s high-density (and aptly-named) Apollo 40 servers, running an unspecified version of Linux, and using a custom water-cooled enclosure for the mission.