Several U.S. government, commercial and academic organizations have vowed to provideÂ computing resources to support COVID-19 research and development efforts worldwide through a newly formed public-private consortium.
COVID-19 High Performance Computing ConsortiumÂ members pledged to offer HPC expertise to researchers workingÂ in areas such as epidemiology, bioinformatics and molecular modeling as part of efforts to stop the pandemic, the White House said Monday.
Public sector participants are the National Science Foundation, NASA and five Department of Energy-backed national laboratories.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute serve as consortiumÂ representatives from the academic sector.
â€œAmerica is coming together to fight COVID-19, and that means unleashing the full capacity of our world-class supercomputers to rapidly advance scientific research for treatments and a vaccine," saidÂ Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and aÂ 2020 Wash100Â awardee.
Teresa Carlson, vice president ofÂ worldwide public sector at AWS andÂ 2020 Wash100Â Award recipient, said the government, businessÂ and academic sectors can harness the power of cloud technology to accelerate scientific discovery and the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The consortium will accept research proposals via its online portal.