Nvidia joins supercomputing consortium to help fight Covid-19

The big picture: Tech companies, academics and government agencies from around the world are increasingly making their supercomputing resources available to researchers working on treatments for Covid-19. The hope is that by using a wealth of processing power, researchers can expedite the discovery of drugs to combat the virus.

Nvidia on Monday announced it has joined the Covid-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, a collective of industry, academia and federal agencies accelerating methods to detect, contain and treat the latest coronavirus.

Nvidia said its task force of computer scientists joining the fight have expertise across a range of disciplines including drug discover, molecular dynamics, genomics, medical imaging, AI, supercomputing and data analysis. Specifically, the GPU maker will lend a hand by applying its AI to help the consortium process data faster and optimize the group’s supercomputers for higher throughput.

The group is being led by Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Nvidia’s accelerated computing division.

Buck said the Covid-19 Consortium is the Apollo Program of our time. “Not a race to the moon, this is a race for humanity. The rocket ships are GPU supercomputers, and their fuel is scientific knowledge,” Buck said. “Nvidia is going to help by making these rockets travel as fast as they can,” he added.

[embedded content]

The Covid-19 Consortium provides access to portions of more than 30 supercomputing systems offering over 402 petaflops of performance (that’s 105,334 nodes, 3,539,044 CPU cores and 41,286 GPUs and counting).

Quantum computer maker D-Wave last month said it was offering immediate and free access to its quantum computers for anyone working on Covid-19 responses.

Existing consortium members include IBM, Amazon, AMD, Google, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft from the tech sector. A full list of partners can be found over on the consortium website.

Masthead credit: CKA

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

For a Hedge Against Inflation - Click the Rocket!

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

Stressed about crypto
The Worst Places in the World to Buy and Hold Crypto
January 27, 2023
What Are Crypto Index Funds?
What Are Crypto Index Funds?
January 19, 2023
money
Can You Make Money Anymore With Crypto in 2023?
January 13, 2023
What Is Stagflation And How Does It Affect The Crypto Markets?
What Is Stagflation And How Does It Affect The Crypto Markets?
January 12, 2023
passive crypto
How To Minimize Risks When Investing in Crypto
December 28, 2022

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots


CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
? --- 0.00 % 0.00 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 23,250.23
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 1,597.50
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.00
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
bnb
BNB (BNB) $ 308.50
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.412397
binance-usd
Binance USD (BUSD) $ 1.00
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 0.387439
dogecoin
Dogecoin (DOGE) $ 0.088977
matic-network
Polygon (MATIC) $ 1.15