IBM has teamed up with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Energy to give coronavirus researchers access to supercomputers. The newly launched COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium will provide 16 systems, such as IBM’s Summit supercomputer, that will have a total of more than 330 petaflops, 775,000 CPU cores, and 34,000 GPUs.
Moreover, the system will harness supercomputing systems from 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 will also connect researchers with top computational scientists to ensure the machines are used as efficiently and effectively as possible.