From Supercomputing To ‘Exascale Machines’ — The Coming Leap In Computing Power

Source: Investors Business Daily, 4/30/2018

Commentary by Paul Dabbar and Thomas Zacharia


When scientists discovered the immense power contained in an atom, the United States government provided the laboratories, factories, and funding necessary to harness that power and end World War II. It was an unprecedented partnership of science, government, and industry, and it gave rise to the Department of Energy’s National Laboratory System.

In the decades since, DOE’s national labs have provided scientific and technical capabilities essential for national security and competitiveness, including global leadership in supercomputing.

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is home to Titan, the nation’s most powerful supercomputer for open science.

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