22 Jun 2021

Verizon Awarded $495 Million Contract for DOD Supercomputing Network Modernization

The Defense Department has awarded Verizon with a contract worth up to $495 million over the next ten years to provide secure high-performance wide area network services to support a supercomputing network that links together 200 science and engineering labs with high-performance computing locations. The award was announced earlier this

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09 Apr 2021

US adds seven Chinese supercomputing organisations onto Entity List

The US Commerce Department has taken another jab at China and their technology development efforts, adding seven Chinese supercomputing entities to its Entity List for allegedly supporting China’s military efforts. The newly listed organizations include the Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, Tianjin Phytium Information Technology. Companies on

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28 Jan 2021

Research Center Preps for $35M Supercomputer to Study Earth as a Complex System

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced that it plans to reveal a powerful supercomputer in 2021 that will aid researchers seeking to study a nascent branch of science the ability to gain a more comprehensive idea of the Earth system as well as analyze phenomena like solar storms,

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07 Oct 2020

NNSA Buys New Supercomputer to Protect Nuclear Stockpile

The National Nuclear Security Administration announced that it is planning on gaining a new, powerful, tool to advance its mission of maintaining the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The technology is a supercomputer that has been named Crossroads and will be located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Strategic Computing Complex as

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19 May 2020

Argonne Gets New Supercomputing Cluster to Power Further COVID-19 Vaccine and Drug Research

Argonne National Laboratory is reportedly adding to its research capabilities with a new machine that focuses on COVID-19 data analytics and research. On Wednesday, NVIDIA announced that the new technology will be a high power artificial intelligence focused supercomputer used to fuel the search for new drugs and vaccines to

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06 May 2020

Energy Offers Advanced Computing Resources to Solve Domestic Manufacturing Challenges

On Tuesday, the Energy Department announced that it is seeking new solutions to energy-centered problems that are currently affecting American manufacturers. The organization plans to grant access to both its high-performance computing assets and scientists’ expertise to the collaborators chosen for the project. The solicitation was released through the organization’s

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27 Apr 2020

Supercomputing System Fighting COVID-19 Gets Upgrade

The supercomputing system that is powering COVID-19 research will undergo a major upgrade that aims to nearly double its peak performance. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory supercomputing system has been providing scientists and experts with research to fight COVID-19. An agreement disclosed this week states that Lawrence Livermore, Penguin Computing,

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13 Apr 2020

Pentagon Supercomputers Puzzle Out How to Safely Airlift COVID-19 Patients

The Defense Department is putting its High-Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) to use in the COVID-19 pandemic, using the supercomputing capabilities and computation science expertise to make critical decisions regarding the virus. HPCMP is now supporting the efforts of scientists and researchers in several areas, including airlifting COVID-19 patients, vaccine

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03 Apr 2020

Argonne Taps Supercomputing Network to Study How Coronavirus Spreads

Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois is currently leading a variety of computational efforts that are geared towards understanding the COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it in order to help create treatment options such as antiviral drugs and vaccines that will curb the rising global death rate. The Lab

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