DOE gives six tech giants HPC research funds

Six technology giants have received funds from the Energy Department to accelerate research in support of U.S. efforts to create the country's first exascale supercomputer by 2021, our sister publication FCW.com reports.

Advanced Micro Devices, Cray Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel Corp. and NVIDIA Corp. will participate in the Exascale Computing Project, which falls under DOE's PathForward program for high-performance computing development.

DOE will award $258 million in funds over three years and each company will kick in their own contributions that amount to at least 40 percent of their total project cost. That brings the total investment to at least $430 million.

China currently hosts the world's most powerful high-performance computing system that was unveiled last year.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.