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Contractor: IBM Corporation
Department: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
IBM Corp., San Jose, Calif., is being awarded an $11,986,879 modification to a cost-no fee contract (HR0011-09-C-0002). The SyNAPSE program seeks to break the programmable machine paradigm and define a new path forward for creating useful, intelligent machines. For Phase 3, the performers propose to deliver key innovative accomplishments along the dimensions of hardware, perception and simulation that retire key risks associated with scaling neurocomputational systems based on the TrueNorth chip and architecture. Work will be performed in San Jose, Calif. (68 percent); Ithaca, N.Y. (2 percent); Los Angeles, Calif. (9 percent); Malibu, Calif. (3 percent) and Zurich, Switzerland (18 percent). The work is expected to be completed by March 2014. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Total Contract Value: $11,986,879