COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gain Enhanced Access to Supercomputers

21 Apr, 2020
Federal agencies, academic institutions, and industrial partners are joining forces to combat COVID-19 using artificial intelligence.

arlier this week, the White House announced the creation of the COVID-19 High Performance Copmuting Consortium, a coalition of federal agencies, academic institutions, and partners in industry to provide researchers working on vaccine development access to supercomputers, with an aim to expedite the end of the current pandemic.

There are currently three research institutions in the consortium: MIT, the University of California, San Diego, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. They are joined by federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, NASA, and laboratories within the Department of Energy along with industry juggernauts IBM, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Hewlett Packard.

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