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Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

John Ribeiro (IDG News Service) | July 30, 2015
US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order setting up the National Strategic Computing Initiative that will adopt a coordinated strategy involving multiple government agencies, academia and the private sector for the development of high-performance computing systems.

Obama did not, however, announce a timeline for the creation of the supercomputer. The Department of Energy has said it plans to develop and deliver exascale computing systems by 2023-24, with a hundred to thousand-fold increase in sustained performance over current computing capabilities. A department task force said last year an incremental US$3 billion in investment would be required over 10 years to deliver the exascale computing.

Source: CIO Australia

 

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