The White House coronavirus task force announced that a new collection of private and public organizations will work together to bolster COVID-19 research. The list of organizations includes the White House and Department of Energy, as well as a number of private technology companies including Google, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft. The COVID-19 research could provide high-level computing technology, which could help the White House coordinate efforts to slow down the spread of the virus.
Dario Gil, the Director of Research at IBM spoke about the collective efforts, "These high-performance computing systems allow researchers to run very large numbers of calculations in epidemiology, bioinformatics, and molecular modeling. These experiments would take years to complete if worked by hand, or months if handled on slower, traditional computing platforms."
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