Tracewell Systems Publishes White Paper on High-Performance Computing Challenges

DoD planners turning to form factor engineered COTS solutions to balance performance and budgetary challenges

Online PR News – 19-November-2010 – – COLUMBUS, Ohio – November 19, 2010 – Tracewell Systems (, a leader in creating deployable high-performance computing hardware in harsh environmental conditions, today announced the availability of its white paper, “Answering the Department of Defense’s Core High-Performance Computing Challenges.”

The white paper identifies commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) data center technology in a form factor designed to meet MIL-SPEC requirements as a solution to the challenges that the U.S. military and intelligence community faces – namely collecting, processing and analyzing vast amounts of data to inform real-time decision making.

Facing budgetary challenges and the need for greater performance, defense technology planners seek form-factor-engineered COTS solutions that combine high performance, reasonable cost and flexibility, and are specifically designed to meet MIL-SPEC standards for deployment outside the traditional data center. The white paper examines the form, function and application of COTS blade technology and form factor engineering to promote better decision making in military and aerospace environments.

Visit and click “Technical Resources” to download a copy of the white paper.

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Additional information on Tracewell Systems’ Rugged Blade System can be found at

About Tracewell Systems
Tracewell Systems provides Advanced Form Factor Engineering ™ services to organizations that need to deploy high-performance computing hardware in harsh environmental conditions, including Department of Defense agencies and companies in aerospace, healthcare, telecom and other industries. Since 1973, Tracewell Systems has provided innovative design, engineering and manufacturing services to some of the nation's largest military, aerospace and commercial organizations. The company applies industry expertise and patented technologies to create custom ruggedized systems from commercially available hardware. Tracewell Systems solutions help clients fulfill their mission IT requirements with equipment that meets the most demanding technical and environmental requirements.


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