IBM, Amazon, Google, Microsoft collaborate with government to provide 330 petaflops of processing power for new coronavirus research

The Trump Administration's New Coronavirus Task Force, the New Coronavirus Task Force, has launched a consortium of public and private sectors to cooperate to 'unleash American supercomputing resources' during a press conference. I revealed that. The consortium includes government agencies such as the White House and the

United States Department of Energy, and IT companies such as IBM, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

IBM helps bring supercomputers into the global fight against COVID-19

IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research | TechCrunch

The consortium announced by the New Coronavirus Task Force provides a total of 330 petaflops of computing resources for various research projects, including epidemiology, bioinformatics, and molecular modeling, for new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). You. The processing power of Kyo , which is famous as a Japanese supercomputer, is 10 petaflops, and the Summit, which ranked first in the 2018 supercomputer performance ranking , is 200 petaflops.

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The consortium will be led by IBM and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the US Department of Energy, and will work with national laboratories and other institutions to provide computing resources.

'How can supercomputers help combat the new coronavirus? With these high-performance computing systems, researchers have become extremely proficient in epidemiology, bioinformatics, and molecular modeling,' said Dario Gil, research director at IBM. Will be able to perform many calculations in the future, 'he argued for the consortium. In addition, TechCrunch of overseas media says, 'By using a supercomputer, it will be possible to perform processing that takes several years in a few months in the case of a conventional slow computing platform'.



According to IBM, the consortium has secured 330 PFLOPS of computing resources by using 775,000 CPU cores and 34,000 GPUs. Provides computing resources from IBM, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , Argonne National Laboratory , Oak Ridge National Laboratory , Sandia National Laboratory , Los Alamos National Laboratory , US National Science Foundation , NASA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Renssell Technical University, and several technology companies.

Regarding participation in the consortium, Google's Mike Daniels said, 'High-performance computing will reduce the time it takes to process large data sets and enable complex simulations to run for days or hours. Join the initiative with technology, academia and public sector leaders to make more resources available to researchers on new coronavirus infections while developing Google's cloud computing resources to develop potential therapeutics and vaccines We look forward to providing you. ' 'We hope that researchers fighting the new coronavirus infection have access to the tools they need,' said John Kahan of Microsoft.

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Microsoft's founder Bill Gates and others have also announced their own initiatives to accelerate the development of therapeutics for new coronavirus infections.

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