Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) said Wednesday it won a 10-year, $2 billion contract to supply high-performance computing systems to the US National Security Agency (NSA).
The systems will be used for artificial intelligence computing, the company detailed. The system will be hosted in a data center owned by QTS Realty Trust Inc.
Under the contract, HPE will build and manage the system, and the NSA will pay to use it as a service. HPE said the NSA will start using the service in 2022.
The NSA is one of the leading US espionage agencies conducting espionage work against foreign countries and also maintains a national cybersecurity arm that has faced criticism for seeking deals with technology companies to access unencrypted data.
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