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IBM Partners with White House to Direct Supercomputing Power for Coronavirus Research

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Michael Kratsios

"America is . . . unleashing the full capacity of our world-class supercomputers to rapidly advance scientific research for treatments and a vaccine," says Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer for the United States.

IBM will help coordinate an initiative to supply more than 330 petaflops of computing power to scientists researching COVID-19, as part of the COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The initiative will harness 16 supercomputing systems from IBM, national laboratories, several universities, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and others. Computing power will be provided via remote access to researchers whose projects are approved by the consortium's leadership board. The consortium also will connect researchers with top computational scientists.

Said IBM Research director Dario Gil, "We're bringing together expertise ... even across competitors, to work on this. We think it's important to bring a sense of community and to bring science and capability against this goal."

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