LGS Innovations awarded $7.5M DARPA Dispersed Computing contract

LGS Innovations of Herndon, VA announced on August 2 that it has been awarded a four-year, $7.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the Dispersed Computing (DCOMP) program.

Dispersed computing is an approach that uses the collective computing power of dissimilar, dispersed edge devices such as smart phones, sensors, and microclouds when backhauling data to large data centers creates unacceptable latency or is not a viable option in the field.

Under the terms of the contract for the first phase of the program, LGS will develop algorithms and protocols for identifying, connecting, and tasking dispersed computing assets for simultaneous users with competing demands at different priority levels in a dynamic network environment.

The program also seeks to reinvent and innovate the network protocols that have traditionally guided Internet architecture.

Goals for the first phase of the program include a significant reduction in latency and bandwidth consumption and significant, measurable gains in application performance utility.

“The possible applications for a fully developed dispersed computing approach are readily evident and game changing,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations. “This research program has the potential to give our warfighters a significant information advantage.”

DARPA received 42 proposals in response to its DCOMP solicitation. LGS will partner with BAE Systems and Princeton University on the program.

Source: LGS Innovations