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NASA aims its supercomputer power directly at coronavirus COVID-19

NASA will be using its supercomputer expertise to battle the coronavirus COVID-19

Jak Connor | Mar 24, 2020 at 01:34 am CDT (2 mins, 24 secs reading time)

NASA has announced that they will be aiming its supercomputer power directly at uncovering the mysteries behind the coronavirus COVID-19.

The White House announced a new initiative to team up NASA, the National Science Foundation, and a bunch of Department of Energy laboratories. The goal behind this initiative is to dedicate computing resources towards battling the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. According to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who posted to his personal Twitter account, "I'm proud that NASA is lending our supercomputing expertise to assist in the global fight against COVID-19. For more than six decades the agency has used its expertise to take on challenges that have benefited people worldwide in unexpected ways."

The White House stated that researchers who are currently working on different projects regarding COVID-19 would be able to apply to use the supercomputing power. The supercomputers will crunch the numbers needed for these projects to be completed, which in turn, will then speed up the battle against the COVID-19 spread. Michael Kratsios, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, said, "America 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."

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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