Supercomputing

Supercomputing System Fighting COVID-19 Gets Upgrade

AMD made the contribution to nearly double the system’s performance capabilities.

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

The Defense Department turned its supercomputing resources toward solving problems presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

White House Expands Coronavirus-Focused Supercomputing Consortium

Officials are putting high-performance computing resources to work across the country to help combat COVID-19.

Argonne Taps Supercomputing Network to Study How Coronavirus Spreads 

The national laboratory enlisted collaborators to help unleash a range of efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

White House Launches Supercomputing Consortium to Fight COVID-19

Scientists are tapping supercomputers to learn more about the novel coronavirus.

Energy’s Forthcoming Nuclear Security-Focused Supercomputer Could Be Faster Than Originally Expected

The system, set to be equipped with performance capabilities that could exceed 2 exaflops, is expected to break supercomputing speed barriers. 

NOAA Launches Supercomputing Upgrade to Beef Up Weather Forecasts

The agency is replacing existing systems with two new, more powerful Cray computers.

Administration Proposes At Least Half a Billion in Quantum Investments

Most agencies saw cuts in general federal research and development funding in the 2021 budget request, but several saw an uptick in quantum-focused dollars.

Emerging Technology Trends

A look at developments in innovation across the federal technology landscape in 2019.

White House Updates National Strategic Computing Initiative

The document refocuses objectives from the country’s 2016 computing plan.

More Wrong Answers Get Quantum Computers to Find the Right One

In quantum computers, generating more errors in a given operation may help reveal the right answer, according to new research.

Why a Computer Will Never Be Truly Conscious

So far, attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close.

World’s Fastest Academic Supercomputer Unveiled in Texas

The new system will power new discoveries for researchers from across the U.S. and world.

The Pentagon Is Turning to Nature to Solve Its Most Complex Problems

DARPA is exploring ways to harness chemical reactions, biological processes and other natural phenomena to build a more efficient computer.

Nuclear Security Agency Turns to $600M Supercomputer for Weapons Readiness and Advancements

Cray will build El Capitan, an exascale high-performance supercomputer, to manage the nation’s nuclear stockpile.