Supercomputing

How Supercomputing and Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight COVID-19

Years of basic research and speedy, strategic coordination helped to catalyze new and needed treatments.

Army Research Lab Announces Acquisition of Two New Supercomputers

They’re named Jean and Kay to celebrate the legacies of two computing pioneers.

Intel, Nvidia Face Questions from Lawmakers on Sale of Supercomputing Chips to China

The legislators’ probe follows reports that U.S.-built technology is underpinning the mass surveillance of Uighurs and others.

New Pentagon AI Chief: More Computers Would Bring Military AI Along Faster

Groundbreaking tools are around the corner, 3-star general says. The limiting factor is lack of computing power to grind through giant Pentagon datasets.

Where America Rates in the Latest Leading Supercomputer Rankings

Major supercomputing players—both old and new—made it onto the latest Top500 list.

COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium Shifts Focus to Patient Outcomes

In its second phase, the supercomputing group will prioritize projects that offer to help coronavirus patients in the near future.

Top Tech Companies Begin Pushing Priorities for Biden Administration

Microsoft, IBM and other companies urged the president-elect to consider policies for boosting workforce development, solving the pandemic and addressing biometrics in surveillance.

Energy Wants Software Sophisticated Enough to Run on Exascale Supercomputers

The agency is offering up to $32 million for open-source chemical sciences-centered codes.

How the Energy Department is Working to Engage Americans on Exascale Supercomputing

Officials also offered Nextgov updates on how the buildout of U.S. exascale machines is unfolding.

NNSA Buys New Supercomputer to Protect Nuclear Stockpile

Worth more than $100 million, Crossroads will support predictive weapons calculations and replace an aging system.

Modern Space Missions Lead to Standing Joint NASA, DOE Coordinating Group

Senior Energy officials briefed Nextgov on a range of areas that present potential opportunities for the agencies to advance each other’s missions. 

Walter Reed Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Screen Drugs to Potentially Treat COVID-19

The Experimental Therapeutics Branch accelerated its research by turning to machine learning, AI and high-performance computing.

Inside the U.S.-Led COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

Nextgov heard from members and researchers about how the effort is panning out.

Energy Curates New Tools, Unveils Funding to Assist Research Efforts Against COVID-19

Through its COVID-19 Technical Assistance Program, the department will provide roughly $500,000 to support research against the pandemic.