We are pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with Austal Australia for the provision of high-performance computing as a service (HPCaaS) using DUG McCloud. Austal is a global shipbuilding company that designs, constructs and supports revolutionary defence and commercial vessels for the world’s leading operators.
The contract includes burst compute and storage over a term of 12 months.
Austal Chief Digital Officer Andrew Malcolm said: “DUG is an ideal partner for Austal, not only as an Australian-based high-performance computing service provider but one of the greenest in the world. Austal will be running computational analysis through DUG to improve the efficiency of our vessel designs and reduce their GHG emissions; a great combination of world-leading Australian expertise and capability, tackling the challenge of decarbonisation.”
Commenting on the agreement, DUG Managing Director Dr Matthew Lamont said: “DUG is excited to work with the team at Austal and looks forward to providing them with green, reliable HPC.”
All of our previously announced contract awards join a growing list of new DUG McCloud signings over the last twelve months, which includes Offshore Weather Services, Portable Spectral Services, Artrya, Biotome, Australian Catholic Universities, UWA School of Population and Global Health, HiSeis, RockWave, EIF Geosolutions, Axxis Geo Solutions and Optic Earth. While each of these awards was not material with respect to revenue at the time of signing, they highlight a trend with positive upside. These clients represent a growing pool of DUG McCloud users who are all very important to the Company.
“It is very pleasing to see momentum continue to build with increasing diversity in our HPCaaS client base,” added Dr Lamont.