The Trump administration announced that IBM will work with the White House to develop a large number of supercomputing capabilities to help researchers organize the spread of the new corona. The Trump administration says the technology company has worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy “through joint measures.” These supercomputers will be used to help researchers deploy predictive models to analyze the development of the epidemic and potential drugs or possible vaccines.
The project will evaluate research programmes from around the world and allocate supercomputing resources to the projects that are most likely to produce immediate results. These resources will be available to relevant researchers.
IBM Summit’s supercomputer system has helped the U.S. Department of Energy identify drug ingredients that are expected to fight the new coronavirus.
Other partners in the joint project team include NASA, MIT, Renssler Institute of Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Agung National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the National Science Foundation.