Lots of coverage yesterday and today about Monday’s DOE announcement of the allocation of 95 million hours in the DOE INCITE program (coverage at the Council on Competitiveness, DOE, HPCwire, and Supercomputing Online, to name but four).
What I think is most interesting about all this is the public/private sector partnership. Of the 45 projects selected to receive allocations, 7 are companies who will use the resources to improve products and manufacturing processes.
I’m not generally a fan of the point of view that the federal government is needed for a lot of things, but I strongly believe that HPC is one area where the nation needs the resources of the government to sustain the infrastructure.
From the Council’s press release:
…announced new industrial award winners Corning, Inc., Fluent, Inc., and Proctor and Gamble, and renewed the awards for DreamWorks Animation, General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney, and The Boeing Company.
The winning projects will gain access to supercomputers at DOE’s Leadership Computing Facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.