The DOE announced last week that they’ve awarded 265 million hours of HPC time to 55 projects. This is the largest number of hours ever awarded by the DOE: 3 times last year’s total awards. From the DOE release
The projects-with applications from aeronautics to astrophysics, and from climate change to combustion research-were chosen based on their potential breakthroughs in the science and engineering research and their suitability of the project for using supercomputers. These awards will allow cutting-edge research to be carried out in weeks or months, rather than years or decades, giving scientists access to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers at DOE national laboratories.