Intel Federal, LLC won a $19 million contract from U.S. Department of Energy to apply new approaches to extreme-scale computing research and the development “FastFoward” program aimed at advancing exascale computing.
David Patterson, President of Intel Federal LLC said, “High-performance computing is a transformative technology that will allow current and future generations of scientists and engineers to develop breakthrough advancements to address our most pressing societal issues. This is a great example of how public-private partnerships will significantly help move high performance computing forward and push the boundaries of innovation.”
Dr. William J. Harrod, Division Director of Research in the DOE Office of Science’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research said, “Exascale systems are critical for achieving the Department’s goals- to ensure national security and promote scientific advancements. The primary objective of the Department’s FastForward effort is to begin the long term R&D necessary to impact systems at the end of the decade. The development of entirely new high performance, energy-efficient processor and memory technologies are essential for developing Exascale systems and Intel is initiating highly innovative designs for these components.”
Under the contract, Intel Federal will work towards using high performance computing to solve numerous societal challenges involving energy, security and the economy.