Dell, not known for its technical prowess, is basking in the PR glow of NASA’s successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.
The Round Rock, Tex.-based company issued a release, saying that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used Dell’s HPC clusters to test and validate Curiosity’s landing sequence.
That helped “to ensure the most complicated portion of the mission to the Red Planet was successfully completed.” Dell’s release includes an image of the landing and a link to more NASA photos.
Jere Carroll, GM in Dell’s federal civilian agencies group, said the computer company is “proud to work hand-in-hand with NASA, a true American institution that provides the world with the understanding that modern day pioneering delivers optimism and the drive to go further.”
The Mars success, according to Carroll’s statement, “echoes Dell’s mission to provide customers with a full spectrum of IT hardware and services, helping them to accomplish their mission more effectively and efficiently.”