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天空不是云的极限:微软正在与Hewlett Packard Enterprise合作,将Azure云计算到国际空间站。

HPE’s空间播电脑2, which is due for launch to the station as early as Feb. 20 aboard Northrop Grumman’s roboticCygnus cargo ship,将在集成平台上提供优势计算,人工智能能力和云连接到轨道上可能是第一次。

This won’t be the first time NASA has connected the space station to cloud computing services. In 2019, for example, Amazon Web Services参加了演示使用基于云的处理来分发从空间的实时视频流。

它也不会成为HPE的第一个轨道转向。2017年,该公司发出了第一个Spareborne计算机,展示了supercomputer-level processing speeds in excess of a teraflop20 monthsit spent in orbit.

从那时起,基于空间的计算服务已经很长,现在是Microsoft-HPE协作是一个有利的时间。就在几个月前,微软将其云足迹扩展到最终的边境蔚蓝的空间.

Mark Fernandez, the principal investigator for Spaceborne Computer-2 and solutions architect of Converged Edge Systems at HPE, said he was looking forward to working with Microsoft on Azure Space.

“HPE and Microsoft are collaborating to further accelerate space exploration by delivering state-of-the-art technologies to tackle a range of data processing needs while in orbit,” he said today in anAzure.blog posting.

Spareborne Computer-2或SBC-2短,是在HPE Edgeline融合边缘系统上建立的,它是故意为严格环境设计的。

“宇航员和太空探险者值得获得最佳云计算技术和最终极边缘的高级加工,”Azure Global副总裁汤姆基尔说,Tom Keane说。“有时分析需要立即在边缘处完成,其中每个通过时刻计数以及其他时间的分析如此大规模复杂,只能以超云的功率执行。”

要将边缘的功率与云的功率结合起来,SBC-2将通过NASA和HPE地站连接到Microsoft Azure。

Keane said HPE and Microsoft are evaluating SBC-2’s edge computing capabilities and developing machine-language models to handle a variety of research challenges — for example, how to anticipate dust storms that could bedevil future Mars missions, how best to grow plants for food in space, and how to use AI-enhanced ultrasound imaging to make in-space medical diagnoses.

SBC-2将用于在ISS国家实验室赞助下的研究项目两到三年 - 只要对火星的使命有望持续。狗万平台有一个想法?发送它。Hewlett Packard Enterprise和ISS国家实验室are taking requests.

For more information about proposing experiments that take advantage of Spaceborne Computer-2, send an email with your name, your organization’s name and mission, and a one-paragraph explanation of your proposed experiment and why you’re proposing it tospaceborne@hpe.com.

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