Tags Supercomputing

First US exascale supercomputer expected to drive 'eyebrow-raising' national security applications

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As America’s first in-operation exascale system, Frontier has the proven capacity to perform one quintillion — or a billion billion — calculations per second.

Oak Ridge National Lab officials view new innovation push as modern day 'Manhattan Project'

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The U.S. government has perhaps its best chance in recent decades to drive technological innovation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) officials told leaders of the departments of Defense and Energy on Wednesday, with some likening it to the push for new capabilities during the World War II era. That Tennessee-based lab has roots that trace back to massive investments during the 1940s supporting the Manhattan Project…

DOD awards $699M contract to support supercomputing resource centers

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The Pentagon has awarded BAE Systems a five-year, $699 million contract to supply a variety of services and capabilities to bolster high performance computing (HPC) efforts across multiple military components.  National security-focused scientists and engineers conduct a broad range of research and development, testing and other activities via the Defense Department’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). This newly awarded contract will provide Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) operations, maintenance…