Emerging Tech

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.

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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. 

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NOAA Launches Supercomputing Upgrade to Beef Up Weather Forecasts

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

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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.

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Emerging Technology Trends

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

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White House Updates National Strategic Computing Initiative

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

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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.

Ideas

Why a Computer Will Never Be Truly Conscious

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

Emerging Tech

World’s Fastest Academic Supercomputer Unveiled in Texas

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

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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.

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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.

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Air Force and Oak Ridge Get Supercomputer for Better Weather Forecasts

The $25 million contract will provide a system that supports the military’s complex weather prediction workloads.

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Massive Exabyte Storage System to be Built for Energy’s Frontier Supercomputer

The fastest exascale supercomputer in the world requires a unique—and extremely large—storage system.

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Energy to Debut World’s Fastest Exascale Supercomputer by 2021

Valued at more than $600 million, the next-generation technology will drastically reduce the time it takes to make new discoveries.

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Energy Aims to Launch America’s First Exascale Supercomputer by 2021

Insiders say the first-of-its-kind machine will accelerate innovation and discovery across the health, defense and climate sectors—and beyond.