US supercomputers secure $258m of funding

Six US technology firms are to receive a share of $258 million (£203.6m) to increase the energy efficiency of the nation’s future supercomputers. The Department of Energy’s (DoE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) hopes to deliver at least one such system by 2021 – exascale computers are capable of a billion billion calculations per second and are around 50 […]