Coronavirus Researchers Get Access to 16 Supercomputers

White House Partners With IBM To Create Supercomputer Power To Combat COVID-19

White House Partners With IBM To Create Supercomputer Power To Combat COVID-19

The supercomputing power can be out there to assist researchers develop predictive fashions to analyze how the illness is progressing in addition to mannequin new potential therapies or a potential vaccine.

So far, the researchers have screened almost 8,000 compounds in past few days and have identified 77 promising compounds which could potentially impair COVID-19's ability to infect human cells.

A new supercomputer could be the key in the fight against COVID-19.

The consortium is encouraging covid-19 researchers to submit proposals through a central portal, which a steering committee will review in order to connect researchers with the right supercomputing resources. Consortium members include the White House, the Department of Energy, IBM, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

Gil noted the consortium's combined resources would allow scientists to expedite experiments that would take months using traditional computing platforms.

United Kingdom scientists say social distancing needs to last 'most of a year'
This won't all be in one go, instead the heavy restrictions will come and go in order to manage the number of cases. The best estimate of the proportion of people who die after being infected is in the range of 0.5% to 1%.

Among the high-performance computing resources that will be made available for coronavirus research is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer.

In a blog post, Dario Gil, director of IBM Research, announced that the company is working with the White House, the US Department of Energy and others in the government to pool their supercomputer power. The consortium intends to utilize its processing might to perform large-scale "epidemiology, bioinformatics, and molecular modeling" calculations. "A platform to link research, digital capabilities and new products to customers globally is an exciting venture".

The consortium now represents supercomputers from companies including IBM, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft; universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Department of Energy National Laboratories including Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and Los Alamos, as well as NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Microsoft wants to "make sure researchers working to combat COVID-19 have access to the tools they need" by expanding access to its Azure Cloud, according to John Kahan, Microsoft's global head for AI for Health Programme. "We know that high performance computing can reduce the time it takes to process massive data sets and perform complex simulations from days to hours", said Mike Daniels, Vice President, Global Public Sector at Google Cloud, in his statement. An expert panel of top scientists and computing researchers will work with proposers to quickly assess the projects that will have the most immediate impact and the powerful computing assets will be allocated to them. Everyone is contributing to this effort.

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